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H1N1 Nevada Update

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Additional shipments of Tamiful and  Relenza have arrived in Nevada to help fight the swine flu. Additional shipments of Tamiful and Relenza have arrived in Nevada to help fight the swine flu.
Nearly 2,500 people in Mexico are suspected or confirmed infected. Nearly 2,500 people in Mexico are suspected or confirmed infected.

Washoe County health officials have confirmed another five cases of swine flu, raising the county's total to 63 and the statewide total to about 100. 

How at Risk are Children?

The state Health Division says there haven't been any deaths in Nevada from the H1N1 virus, and the severity of illness for those affected has generally been mild.

 

CDC: Symptoms and Frequently Asked Questions

The U.S. has also been hit with its 12th H1N1 death. There have been 85 deaths worldwide. Acting CDC director says outbreak is "not winding down" in the United States and "widespread transmission" continues. He says the epidemic is not over in Mexico.

CDC Confirms More Cases of H1N1 in Nevada

Currently, there are 5,123 swine flu cases in the U.S. and 47 states are impacted. More than 500 schools have been closed to stop the spread of the virus. The patients range in age from 3 months to 81 years old.

CDC Listing of Cases of Swine Flu Infection

A total of 80 people worldwide have died from the swine flu. WHO says countries should save antiviral drugs for those patients most at risk, including those already suffering from other diseases or complications. CDC says pregnant women in particular should take the drugs if they are diagnosed with swine flu -- even though effects on the fetus are not completely known.

Nevada joined the growing list of states with swine flu after it was revealed in early May that a Washoe County child had the virus. According to health officials, the child is expected to make a full recovery.

The Nevada State Health Division has set up a help line for Nevadans who have questions about the H1N1 virus. Just call 759-INFO (4636).

The World Health Organization is changed the name from swine flu to H1N1 to avoid confusing consumers and spreading fear about the safety of pork.

 

 

 

 

 

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