AmeriCares Sends Medical Aid to Mexico for Swine Flu Outbreak Mexico is in the midst of an outbreak of Influenza A, commonly known as Swine Flu.
It has sickened more than 2,500 people and has been linked to 159 deaths. AmeriCares current aid to Mexico includes three shipments of medicines and supplies and we are preparing additional shipments to meet the health care needs of our partners. AmeriCares recently sent two shipments to Mexico which included medicines, face masks for infection control and nutritional support for people who have been infected. The medicines included antibiotics to help fight the flu, fever and pain reducers to control symptoms and an inhalant to help people with breathing problems. morr
H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine and Symptoms Update
Reported rise in swine flu related deaths According to the CDC's latest report, cases of swine flu symptoms are decreasing at a steady rate. However, reported H1N1 swine flu deaths are on the rise, which is quite a concern for many health officials. Should You Get the H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine? It seems like the public can't make up its mind as to whether or not they should get the swine flu vaccine. After all, cases of swine flu symptoms are declining, but deaths are apparently increasing. morr
H1N1 Swine Flu Less Severe Than Feared Swine Flu No More Deadly Than Seasonal Flu, but Victims Much Younger Dec. 7, 2009 – H1N1 swine flu won't be as severe as was feared, but the pandemic is nothing to sneeze at, new predictions suggest. When the fall/winter wave of H1N1 swine flu is over, it will have been no more severe than an average flu season, predict Harvard researcher Marc Lipsitch, DPhil, and colleagues from the U.K. Medical Research Council and the CDC. "The good news is that ... the severity of the H1N1 flu may be less than initially feared," Lipsitch says in a news release. There are some big asterisks next to that prediction morr
What is 2009 H1N1 (swine flu)?
2009 H1N1 (sometimes called “swine flu”) is a new influenza virus causing illness in people. This new virus was first detected in people in the United States in April 2009. This virus is spreading from person-to-person worldwide, probably in much the same way that regular seasonal influenza viruses spread. On June 11, 2009, the World Health OrganizationExternal Web Site Icon (WHO) signaled that a pandemic of 2009 H1N1 flu was underway