Michigan gets 1st case of swine flu related to fairs

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TweetYumThe first case of the flu virus H3N2, also known as H3N2v, has been detected in Michigan, adding to the national spike in cases. The Michigan case is believed to have been transmitted by an Ingham County fair pig to a Washtenaw County child. The case was mild, and the child didn’t require hospitalization, said […]

Two Mutations Can Transform A Swine Flu Virus

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TweetYumScientists [authors of a report published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences] detail how a swine flu virus currently circulating in Korea – without apparently making the pigs sick – quickly changed into a deadly flu virus when it was put into ferrets. Once in ferrets, the virus acquired two new […]

Swine flu vaccine linked to child narcolepsy: EU watchdog

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TweetYumA swine flu vaccine used in 2009-10 is linked to a higher risk of the sleeping disorder narcolepsy in children and teens in Sweden and Finland, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control said Friday. The EU agency studied the effects of the Pandemrix vaccine on children in eight European countries after Sweden and […]

9 Ohio swine flu cases confirmed

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TweetYumShareThis 9 Ohio swine flu cases confirmed 02 Aug 2012 Health officials investigating illnesses linked to a southwest Ohio county fair confirmed a strain of swine flu in nine cases Thursday and said it matches the virus that infected several people recently at an Indiana fair. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed an […]

Mystery Illness Kills Three in Maryland Family

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TweetYumWe have to wonder if it may be a mutant strain of flu virus.’ 06 Mar 2012 Three members of a Maryland family died after contracting severe respiratory illnesses and a third family member is hospitalized in critical condition, the Calvert County Health Department announced Tuesday. Officials are trying to identify the illness that killed […]