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4 years 7 months ago

Worldwide swine flu death toll: 18,449

The World Health Organization declared Tuesday that the swine flu pandemic over. The global body's pandemic alert shifted to the "post-peak" or "post-pandemic" stages. WHO last week confirmed 18,449 deaths from swine flu worldwide since the outbreak began in April 2009. The number of lab-confirmed deaths globally has...

5 years 2 months ago

Birds cleared in swine flu pandemic

Chickens injected with the 1918 and 2009 H1N1 swine flu virus strains showed no flu symptoms, nor did they have any tissue damage. The 1918 virus was also tried on ducks, which also stayed healthy. The study's authors was trying to determine if birds played any role in the...

5 years 4 months ago

Radical measures not stopping swine flu

Health experts say evidence from countries which have tried, shows even the strictest containment efforts aren't stopping swine flu. Even China, which initially claimed success with strict quarantines where entire planeloads of passengers were isolated, now acknowledges swine flu is more widespread that officially reported. Other nations that have carried...

5 years 5 months ago

Nurses' union threatens strike over swine flu

A nurses' union is threatening a one-day strike at 34 hospitals across California, accusing them of poor swine flu preparedness. California Nurses Association spokesman Chuck Idelson says up to 16,000 registered nurses will strike on Oct. 30 if federal swine flu recommendations aren't written into their contracts. Idelson said Monday...

5 years 5 months ago

14 swine flu deaths reported in Colorado

Health officials say at least 14 people have died from swine flu in Colorado this season, including six who were age 18 or younger. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said Wednesday that 691 people have been hospitalized with all strains of influenza, including 350 confirmed as swine...

5 years 5 months ago

Pueblo reports second swine flu death

Pueblo County has reported its second H1N1 swine flu death in a week. The two victims have been identified as Ronald Berumen, 37, and Jacqueline Romero, 21. Each had underlying health conditions. Berumen suffered from a seizure disorder while Romero was diabetic. Berumen died in the emergency room of...

5 years 5 months ago

Several schools closed by swine flu

Six Southern Colorado schools are closed for the rest of the week because of H1N1 swine flu. * Rocky Mountain Classical Academy--both campuses--Colorado Springs * James Irwin Elementary School--Colorado Springs * Cesar Chavez Academy--Pueblo * Manzanola--both schools

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