Michigan gets 1st case of swine flu related to fairs

The 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

Scientists [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

A 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

ShareThis 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

We 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 […]

CDC Warns That New Swine Flu Strain Has ‘Pandemic Potential’

[Yeah, especially when you make it so.] 22 Feb 2012 A paper published Tuesday by scientists at the Centers for Disease Control suggests a new swine flu virus has the potential to cause an outbreak. The A(H3N2)v swine flu strain that has infected at least 18 Americans since Sept. 2010 has shown the potential for […]

Fears over outbreak after 12 infected with new swine flu strain in U.S.

ShareThis Fears over outbreak after 12 infected with new swine flu strain in U.S. 12 Jan 2012 Twelve Americans have been reported infected with a mutating and now possibly human-to-human transmitted form of the H1N1 Swine Flu virus called H3N2v. An investigation undertaken by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention found that human […]

New swine, drug-resistant flu strains tracked

ShareThis New swine, drug-resistant flu strains tracked 06 Jan 2012 Bay Area infectious disease experts are on the alert for new strains of flu, including another swine flu that’s popped up in parts of the United States and a drug-resistant flu circulating in the Southern Hemisphere. Last week, Australian public health officials reported that during […]

U.S. finds new human infection with swine H3N2 flu

ShareThis U.S. finds new human infection with swine H3N2 flu –H3N2 case is 12th in five states reported in U.S. since this new virus first spotted in July 23 Dec 2011 U.S. public health officials have found another case of human infection with a swine-origin H3N2 virus, this time in a child from West Virginia. […]

CDC: We are tracking swine flu virus in five states and we expect more

ShareThis CDC: We are tracking swine flu virus in five states and we expect more [LOL! Of course you do, since you created it.] 24 Dec 2011 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday that it has identified the second case of human infection of swine flu. Since August, 12 people have been […]