Flying prayers to stop H1N1 virus

JERUSALEM, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Amidst blowing shofars and trumpets, religious Jewish dignitaries took to Israel's skies and prayed that no more Israelis die from the H1N1 virus.

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Tamiflu, anti-virals may not help children

OXFORD, England, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- A meta-analysis found anti-virals such as Tamiflu and Relenza may not help children with novel H1N1 flu, or swine flu, a researcher in Britain said.
August 10, 2009

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Swine flu death toll rises to six in India

NEW DELHI, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- A man and a 4-year-old boy died of H1N1 or swine flu Monday in India, raising the number of deaths from the virus to six, officials said.
Health officials brace for H1N1 2nd wave

Health officials brace for H1N1 2nd wave

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- The United States and other Northern Hemisphere countries are racing to get ready for a second wave of H1N1 flu virus that could be weeks away, officials said.

Wide agenda at Obama summit in Mexico

GUADALAJARA, Mexico, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- The White House said a wide range of topics will be on the table when President Obama meets with his counterparts from Mexico and Canada in Guadalajara.

Clostridium difficile deaths on rise

GLASGOW, Scotland, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- The bacteria Clostridium difficile is on the rise in Scottish hospitals and killing more people than the H1N1 virus, an infectious disease specialist said.

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CDC: H1N1 flu won't close most schools

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- If H1N1 flu returns in the fall, schools are being directed to isolate ill children, but to remain open, several U.S. government agencies advised Friday.

Schools to be H1N1 vaccination centers

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Children who have parental approval will be vaccinated for swine flu at their schools, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said Friday.
Obama to go to Mexico for summit

Obama to go to Mexico for summit

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- North American leaders will discuss the global economy, energy, climate change and security during a summit in Mexico, U.S. officials said in a briefing.
WHO: H1N1 flu vaccine on track

WHO: H1N1 flu vaccine on track

GENEVA, Switzerland, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- World Health Organization officials in Switzerland said manufacturers are expected to deliver the first doses of pandemic H1N1 flu vaccine in September.
WHO: 1,154 dead from H1N1 flu worldwide

WHO: 1,154 dead from H1N1 flu worldwide

GENEVA, Switzerland, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- More than 1,000 people have died worldwide from H1N1 flu since it first emerged last April in Mexico, World Health Organization officials said.
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Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius talks to children during an H1N1 Flu immunization clinic for students at Carlin Springs Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia on January 7, 2010. The virus is currently hitting hardest in Virginia, but the vaccine has now become widely available. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg

Influenza A (H1N1) virus is a subtype of influenza A virus and was the most common cause of human influenza (flu) in 2009. Some strains of H1N1 are endemic in humans and cause a small fraction of all influenza-like illness and a small fraction of all seasonal influenza. H1N1 strains caused a few percent of all human flu infections in 2004–2005. Other strains of H1N1 are endemic in pigs (swine influenza) and in birds (avian influenza).

In June 2009, the World Health Organization declared the new strain of swine-origin H1N1 as a pandemic. This strain is often called swine flu by the public media. This novel virus spread worldwide and had caused about 17,000 deaths by the start of 2010.

Swine influenza (also called swine flu, hog flu, or pig flu) is an infection by any one of several types of swine influenza virus. Swine influenza virus (SIV) is any strain of the influenza family of viruses that is endemic in pigs. As of 2009, the known SIV strains include influenza C and the subtypes of influenza A known as H1N1, H1N2, H3N1, H3N2, and H2N3.

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