Tag Archives: Swine Flu

Is La Nina Weather To Blame For New Flu Strains and Pandemics?


Researchers from Columbia and Harvard Universities have discovered a link between the La Nina weather pattern and the flu pandemics of 1918, 1957, 1968 and 2009.  This research was published in the PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences). La Nina periodically brings … Continue reading

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Flu Season Is Not Yet In High Gear


The 2012 flu season is not yet in high gear. Infectious disease specialists are on alert for new strains of the flu virus as another swine flu virus emerged in the United States and a drug resistant flu is circulating … Continue reading

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5 States Have Now Confirmed 12 Cases of Swine Flu


The CDC has received confirmation of 12 cases of swine flu from 5 states. West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maine, Iowa, and Indiana. 11 of the cases were from children.  Half of them had no exposure to swine and all have recovered. The H3N2 … Continue reading

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A Very Rare Swine Flu Case in Minnesota


An H1N2 virus has sprung up in Minnesota and is common in pigs in the Upper Midwest, CBS local affiliate WCCO reported. The infant boy is only the second human ever to contact this rare strain of swine flu. This rare flu … Continue reading

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New Swine Flu Cases in Iowa


The CDC has confirmed a new swine flu virus that has been detected in Iowa. The new flu strain combines a rare influenza virus (H3N2) circulating in North American pigs and the H1N1 virus from the 2009 outbreak. New flu strains develop when … Continue reading

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2 More Swine Flu Cases Reported in US


2 more cases of Swine Flu in the United States were reported yesterday by the CDC. This ups the previous number of cases we had blogged on recently. Both patients had contact with pigs and there is no indication of … Continue reading

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More Children Sick from Swine Flu in US


October 22, 2011 More children have become sick from the Swine Flu in the US – count is now at 5. The states with swine flu infections are Maine, Pennsylvania and Indiana. This has been an unusual virus but it does not appear to … Continue reading

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