The rate at which Swine flu virus is spreading, it could very well take the shape of a Global Pandemic. Now that the virus has been estimated of its possible threat of Global Pandemic, the Swine flu virus has become the reason for headlines. Mexico has already reported a death toll of over 200 people within the last one week.
The White House today said that President Obama has not shown any flu-like symptoms since his trip to Mexico. However, a person who he had met on this trip, contracted the disease and is now dead. The CBC, Canada reported a bus having been quarantined in Toronto when the passengers indicated the swine flu in their symptoms.
The first case of flu attack was reported yesterday midair, when a cabin crew member had complained of 'flu-like symptoms'. The flight had taken off from Mexico and was on its way to Heathrow. The person was understood to be a British national last night, and has been kept in isolation in a West London hospital. He is now undergoing treatment by staff specially trained in infectious disease controls.
Earlier to this, last Wednesday, the Russian authorities had evacuated 53 passengers to quarantine. They had also sealed off a train after the death of a Chinese woman passenger. The death though not confirmed as the result of a swine flu attack, was but, the outcome of a mysterious infectious disease.
The most recent reports came on Saturday afternoon when two cases of virus attack in Kansas were confirmed as the swine flu disease. This shoots up the total number of confirmed flu cases in the U.S. to 40 confirmed cases have already been reported from Texas, California and the New York City taken together. In New York City, the outbreak took place at a private school where 8 children are likely to be carrying the virus as per the officials. Summing up the overall reports, it can be said that the Swine flu is gradually zooming out as a deadly picture and there are high chances that the disease could soon project itself as a Global Pandemic.
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Baxter: Product contained live bird flu virus
The company that released contaminated flu virus material from a plant in Austria confirmed Friday that the experimental product contained live H5N1 avian flu viruses.
And an official of the World Health Organization’s European operation said the body is closely monitoring the investigation into the events that took place at Baxter International’s research facility in Orth-Donau, Austria.more
Update: A group of 25 staff and students of Rangitoto College on Auckland's North Shore are being tested for the deadly swine influenza after returning from a school trip to Mexico more
Guys things are looking more complex and conspired so be aware and safe... Now chances are high it could be a weaponized flu virus ...
Update : Three weeks back Bird flu was reportedly transported by the Department of homeland Security in USA
Update: Swine Flu is human-engineered pathogen
According to two mainstream media journalists, one in Mexico City and the other in Jakarta, who spoke to WMR on background, they are convinced that the current outbreak of a new strain of swine flu in Mexico and some parts of the United States is the result of the introduction of a human-engineered pathogen that could result in a widespread global pandemic, with potentially catastrophic consequences for domestic and international travel and commerce.
The journalists have been told by top officials of the United Nations and the World Health Organization (WHO) about the grave dangers posed by the new and deadly swine flu strain, known as A-H1N1. This flu, never before seen by scientists, has already killed up to 68 people in Mexico and has forced the cancellation of public events, including sports matches and concerts, and the closure of schools, libraries, and museums. Eight cases have been reported in Texas and California. Doctors are examining several students at a Queens high school in New York who displayed symptoms similar to those experienced by swine flu patients in Mexico.
Our Mexico City source said a top scientist for the United Nations, who has examined the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Africa, as well as HIV/AIDS victims, concluded that H1N1 possesses certain transmission “vectors” that suggest that the new flu strain has been genetically-manufactured as a military biological warfare weapon. The UN expert believes that Ebola, HIV/AIDS, and the current A-H1N1 swine flu virus are biological warfare agents.
Past swine flu outbreaks have been spread from pigs to humans, who then passed the flu on to other humans. However, with A-H1N1, there have been no reported infections of pigs. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), A-H1N1 has gene segments from North American swine, bird and human flu strains and a segment from Eurasian swine flu. Costa Rica, Brazil, and Peru have issued alerts to check all incoming passengers from Mexico at border crossings, airports, and seaports for symptoms of the swine flu.
WHO is convening an emergency session of its top medical experts in Geneva and is set to declare H1N1 a “public health event of international concern.” It is reported that WHO will recommend travel restrictions to and from areas where the flu has been reported, including Mexico City and the states of Mexico, Hidalgo, San Luis PotosÃ and Oaxaca.
Our Jakarta source said WHO officials are afraid that the presence of gene segments from dreaded H5N1 bird flu in the A-H1N1 swine flu strain could mean that the new swine flu strain was engineered to “jump species.”
WMR has been informed that the CDC and U.S. Army dug up the body of an Inuit woman who died in 1918 in Brevig Mission, Alaska from an outbreak of Spanish flu. The influenza pandemic that year killed up to 100 million people worldwide in an 18-month period. Brevig Mission saw 72 of its 80 residents die within five days, the worst case recorded anywhere in the world. WMR has been told the genetic material recovered by the U.S. government from the corpse of the Inuit woman provided the basis for the development of the H5N1, or bird (avian), flu strain at the U.S. Army Medical Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) laboratory at Fort Detrick, Maryland, the point of origin for the Ames strain of anthrax used in the 2001 bio-war attacks against the U.S. Congress and the media.
The fear in Asia is that if the A-H1N1 pandemic spreads to the United States, travel to and from the country will be all but shut down.
The following are the symptoms associated with A-H1N1:
· sore throat
· shortness of breath
· muscle and joint pain
The drugs Tamiflu and Relenza are seen as the most effective against A-H1N1.
Previously published in the Wayne Madsen Report.
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