Swine flu spreads into Tennessee, widespread in Alabama, and Ohio

30 Dec

Swine flu spreads into Tennessee, vaccines available; CDC urges people to ‘get
Knoxville News Sentinel
Health officials agree that the best way to prepare is to get a flu shot, particularly because the prevalent form of flu this year is H1N1, also known as swine flu. “Bottom line, if you have not had your flu vaccine, please come and get that
Swine flu (H1N1) is back and widespread in AlabamaWAAY
Swine flu‘ reemerges in US and OhioNorwalk Reflector
Swine flu makes a comeback as flu cases spikeNew York Post
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Fri, 27 Dec 2013 22:11:52 GMT

At Least 5 Dead In Texas From H1N1 “SwineFlu
At least five people have died from flu in Texas — all from swine flu. Health authorities say this year’s flu vaccine can prevent swine flu and several other flu strains, if people get vaccinated. Last year, according to the CDC, only 45 percent of

Mon, 30 Dec 2013 10:37:02 GMT

Spread of swine flu in Georgia forecasted
According to experts, from January 2014, an intensification of viral diseases is expected in Georgia including swine flu. This is evidenced by the growth of the number of citizens’ appeals to medical institutions of the country. In particular, the

Sat, 28 Dec 2013 20:16:40 GMT

H1N1 (Swine Flu) Is Turning Up Fatal In Texas & Has Health Authorities
Burnt Orange Report
In 2009 there was a worldwide pandemic of H1N1 also known as Swine Flu that included the deaths of 12,000 Americans and now that strain of influenza has fatally resurfaced in parts of Texas and several adjacent states. Health officials are still

Fri, 27 Dec 2013 02:59:47 GMT

Alaska Dispatch

Alaska swine flu cases increase
Alaska Dispatch
The culprit: a majority of confirmed flu cases in Alaska so far this season are of the H1N1 strain — the so-called “swine flu.” And this year’s strain of swine flu is acting much differently than the disease did when it swept across 214 countries in

Mon, 30 Dec 2013 02:01:02 GMT

Report: Flu hitting Bay State hard
Health experts say they’re seeing some cases of swine flu, also called H1N1, but they note this year’s flu vaccine defends against the swine flu. Tests have confirmed nearly 860 flu cases across the state this season. No deaths have been reported

Sat, 28 Dec 2013 04:56:08 GMT

Swine flu part of reported early-season cases in Pennsylvania
Swine flu and other flu strains are increasing in Pennsylvania and hospitals and urgent care clinics are starting to see more patients with symptoms. “In the last one to two weeks, we’ve seen a significant increase in activity,” said Dr. Marc Itskowitz

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Fri, 27 Dec 2013 22:30:08 GMT

H1N1 flu strikes Illinois; vaccine available
December 27, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — Flu viruses are spreading in Illinois and the leading strain detected in lab tests is H1N1, the same strain that caused a pandemic in 2009. Health officials say statewide flu activity is “regional,” which is a step

Fri, 27 Dec 2013 15:39:28 GMT

Swine flu‘ makes comeback in St. Louis area
ST. LOUIS – Local health officials say flu season is ramping up. Barnes-Jewish Hospital announced Thursday it’s already treated more than 140 flu patients, and the majority were found to have the H1N1 strain from 2009, more commonly known as “swine flu.”.

What are swine flu symptoms?

Symptoms of H1N1 swine flu are like regular flu symptoms and include fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, body aches, headache, chills, and fatigue. Many people with swine flu have had diarrhea and vomiting. But these symptoms can also be caused by many other conditions. That means that you and your doctor can’t know, just based on your symptoms, if you’ve got swine flu. Health care professionals may offer a rapid flu test, although a negative result doesn’t mean you don’t have the flu. The accuracy of the test depends on the quality of the manufacturer’s test, the sample collection method, and how much virus a person is shedding at the time of testing.

Like seasonal flu, pandemic swine flu can cause neurologic symptoms in children. These events are rare, but, as cases associated with seasonal flu have shown, they can be very severe and often fatal. Symptoms include seizures or changes in mental status (confusion or sudden cognitive or behavioral changes). It’s not clear why these symptoms occur, although they may be caused by Reye’s syndrome. Reye’s syndrome usually occurs in children with a viral illness who have taken aspirin — something that should always be avoided.

Only lab tests can definitively show whether you’ve got swine flu. State health departments can do these tests. During the peak of the pandemic, these tests were reserved for patients with severe flu symptoms.

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