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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:35 am 
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Is it just me, or does anyone else think this is getting very nasty very quickly?

Wonder why we aren't hearing similar stories across the border in the USA?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:45 am 
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[quote=Dingo]Wonder why we aren't hearing similar stories across the border in the USA?[/quote]

El Paso is the US city opposite Juarez across the border.

Here are two articles from the US side:

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/health/7495475.html

http://www.ktsm.com/news/march-flu-numbers-down
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EL PASO - The Department of Public Health says that preliminary flu numbers for March aren't as high as January and February.

The health department reported 357 cases of the flu in January and 302 cases in February. That number exceeds the number of cases they reported during the H1N1 pandemic. Last year, there were 20 cases in January and 21 in February.

So far in March, they've seen 126 reported cases, ten of which were the H1N1 virus. The health department also says that H1N1 was found to be a "secondary factor" in the death of a 76-year-old man in February. article continues


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:52 am 
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http://www.recombinomics.com/News/03291 ... sco_1.html

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:24 am 
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Dingo wrote:
Is it just me, or does anyone else think this is getting very nasty very quickly?

Wonder why we aren't hearing similar stories across the border in the USA?

Although media reports on H1N1 in the US are starting to appear, it is much easier to see the effects of H1N1 in Mexico because influenza was dominated by H3N2 for the past season, so the number of severe and fatal cases in young adults was minimal. Moreover, the flu season peaked in 2010, so the overall level in Mexico was low. Thus, the appearance of an H1N1 sub-clade that produced severe and fatal disease in young adults was easy to spot.

In the US there has been H1N1 circulating at relatively high levels since 2011, and S188T dominated, so there was a steady level of severe and fatal cases. Moreover, the reporting generally fails to distinguish between H3N2 and H1N1 because a high percentage of influenza A cases is not sub-typed. which muddies the water. Moreover, as noted in the latest media report from Texas, officials are focused on cases with underlying conditions, which excludes severe and fatal cases in young adults without underlying conditions.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:05 am 
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Juarez danger zone for cases of H1N1 virus




El Mexicano
March 29, 2011

Editorial / El Mexicano

Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua.-With 39 suspected cases of influenza in the state, 7 and confirmed 5 deaths (3 confirmed as a result of H1N1 virus), a TBC and a discarded, the State Ministry of Health refuses to issue warning and holds high the 'moderate', considering that the problem is not serious.

Jorge Duque Rodríguez, commissioned to provide information on this contingency, the state explained that there have been 5 deaths, of which only 3 were confirmed as a result of H1N1 influenza virus, and is still pending confirmation of the virus in another victims and one was dismissed, so we will install a specialized technical committee to investigate the true cause of death of this person.

At a news conference, state Health Secretary Sergio Piña Marshall, the commissioner by the Government to provide information about influenza, Jorge Duque Rodriguez and the director of State Health Services, Angel Villasenor disclosed that the outbreak has remained stable at the moment there are 39 suspected cases of H1N1 influenza, only 7 have been confirmed, of which 6 in Ciudad Juarez, including a Texas resident and one in Chihuahua.

Fourteen cases have been ruled out with special laboratory studies, while 15 are considered suspects in the clinical condition, but no samples were taken, only been addressed therapeutically and so far have a good outcome. Three cases are still pending study.

The outbreak was recorded in the region of Ciudad Juarez, across the state have not had much impact. The person in the city of Chihuahua who died was hospitalized in the General hospital and contracted the virus while traveling in the border area.


http://www.oem.com.mx/elmexicano/notas/n2020822.htm


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:21 am 
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Juarez danger zone for cases of H1N1 virus




El Mexicano
March 29, 2011

Editorial / El Mexicano

Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua.-With 39 suspected cases of influenza in the state, 7 and confirmed 5 deaths (3 confirmed as a result of H1N1 virus), a TBC and a discarded, the State Ministry of Health refuses to issue warning and holds high the 'moderate', considering that the problem is not serious.

Jorge Duque Rodríguez, commissioned to provide information on this contingency, the state explained that there have been 5 deaths, of which only 3 were confirmed as a result of H1N1 influenza virus, and is still pending confirmation of the virus in another victims and one was dismissed, so we will install a specialized technical committee to investigate the true cause of death of this person.

http://www.oem.com.mx/elmexicano/notas/n2020822.htm

These are just more games being played with "lab confirmation", which has SERIOUS shortcomings. The "dismissed" case is the first death, who was the partner of the confirmed death. There is no doubt that the first case died from H1N1, but the case was discarded because of FALSE negatives.

Mexico (and most countries) produce numbers that GROSSLY underestimate fatal and severe cases because of false negatives. The lab testing is hijacked for political and propaganda purposes, which has been the case since SARS in 2002. Lab confirmation is used for H5N1, H1N1, and pandemic H1N1 to manage the message and "control" the number of lab confirmed cases, which is SOP.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:57 pm 
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Rise to four new cases suspected of carrying virus




Ramón Chaparro

The Journal | 03.29.2011 | 14:26




Health authorities reported four new suspected cases of patients who may be infected with the virus A (H1N1) human influenza.

The surveillance medical committee announced that there are three men and a woman who showed symptoms.

Hector Puertas Rincones, director of the Health District II, said that two of these cases are already hospitalized and two more are in their homes.

He said the official number of deaths from the human influenza is two people, while one more is researched and another death was ruled to be caused by the virus.

http://www.diario.com.mx/notas.php?f=20 ... 2aa112affa


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:02 pm 
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Another person dies of atypical pneumonia; expect results to see if H1N1 is involved

The director of the Health II Jursidicción of Ciudad Juárez, announced this afternoon at a press conference, which was presented another possible death from the H1N1 influenza virus.


14:15:22



He said that there were two deaths, 1 of which was negative to the virus and the other expected results to confirm whether it was because of the virus.

If so, would add 4 fatalities in this border because of the virus.

Door Corners said Hector already applied 35 000 doses of influenza vaccine, while reiterating the presence of vaccination modules throughout the city.

On the other hand, reported that health units are open from 08:00 to 19:00 hours to meet all the people who were present to receive the vaccine.

Finally, he urged parents to make the home, the first filter to fight outbreak of influenza, and ensure that their children will not suffer any symptoms of influenza-like illness or allergies, and if so, do not send them to school, but to put a value to a doctor.

http://puentelibre.mx/not_detalle.php?id_n=63910


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These new deceased patients would represent the sixth and seventh death in Chihuahua. Officially we will have 4 dead in this state -Only confirmed by laboratory- But I'm only assuming 6 dead -based on media reports- in this outbreak as one is pending of confirmation and the other is """negative"""


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:44 pm 
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CopitoSP wrote:
These new deceased patients would represent the sixth and seventh death in Chihuahua. Officially we will have 4 dead in this state -Only confirmed by laboratory- But I'm only assuming 6 dead -based on media reports- in this outbreak as one is pending of confirmation and the other is """negative"""

But the "negative" is a traffic officer who was a partner of a "positive". The negative is clearly FALSE.

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