U.S. Soldiers with Swine Flu Leave Kuwait
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A Kuwaiti health official informed on Sunday that the 18 swine flu affected U. S. soldiers had recovered and left.
These were the first cases of H1N1 influenza in the Gulf Arab oil-exporting region, a government official said on Sunday.
"(The troops) were confirmed with the virus upon their arrival from their country to the military base (in Kuwait)," said Ibrahim al-Abdulhadi.
On Saturday, KUNA had quoted a government official as saying that the virus had been detected in some of the U. S. soldiers passing through Kuwait.
Chicago swine flu death confirmed: It's the first one in Illinois
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Illinois ranks 2nd only to Texas in number of confirmed and probable swine flu cases
May 26, 2009
A Chicago resident became the first person in Illinois to die of swine flu, a reminder of the virus' continued circulation throughout the state even as publicity -- and fears -- about it have waned.
The Illinois Department of Public Health would only confirm that the person was from Chicago and died over the weekend. Spokeswoman Melaney Arnold declined to say what day the person died, or give the victim's age and sex, citing confidentiality and the wishes of the family.
The victim had underlying medical conditions, but Arnold said she did not know what those conditions were.
Officials have been in contact with close family members of the person who died, and the Chicago Department of Public Health will follow up, Arnold said.
Woman in her 50s is NYC's 2nd swine flu death
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NEW YORK (AP) — A woman in her 50s is New York City's second confirmed death linked to swine flu.
A spokeswoman for the city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene says the woman died over the weekend and had underlying health conditions.
Assistant public school principal Mitchell Wiener (WEE'-ner) became the city's first death from the virus a week ago.
The city's first outbreak of swine flu occurred about a month ago, when more than 1,000 teenagers at a Catholic high school in Queens began falling ill following the return of several students from vacations in Mexico, the epicenter of the outbreak.
Swine Flu Deaths Reach Double Digits in U.S.
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With the recent death of a 21-year-old Utah man, the United States recorded its 10th fatality from the dreaded swine flu this week.
Christina Huitron told KSL-TV that she was forced to make the difficult decision Wednesday to take her son, Marcos Sanchez, off life support. Sanchez had been admitted at a suburban Salt Lake City hospital on Saturday after vomiting blood and acquiring a burning fever.
“I knew he was suffering,” Huitron told KSL-TV. “I don’t know how he was feeling, but I just knew I had to do it because he was passing away slowly anyways, and I didn’t want him to suffer anymore.”
Marcos, the state’s first swine flu death, had been overweight and had chronic medical conditions, including respiratory problems, that put him at risk, according to Dr. David Sundwall, executive director of the Utah Department of Health.
“This is not a person who was overall genuinely healthy,” Sundwall said. Officials are investigating how he contracted the virus but said he had not traveled recently.
At least 10 deaths in U.S from swine flu
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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The U.S. death toll from swine flu has hit double digits.
Among the latest victims is Marcos Antonio Sanchez, a 21-year-old Utah man. He checked into a hospital Saturday, vomiting blood and burning with fever. By Tuesday, his lungs had shut down. His mother had him removed from life support yesterday.
Doctors point out the man was overweight and had chronic medical conditions. But he hadn't traveled recently, so state health officials have begun investigating how he caught the virus.
Arizona also reported a death yesterday, a 13-year-old Tucson boy who died last Friday of complications from the flu.
The World Health Organization says swine flu has sickened more than 10,000 people in 41 countries and killed at least 80.
More Than 12,500 Cases Of Swine Flu Reported Worldwide
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 @04:07am CST
(Geneva) -- Swine flu continues to spread around the globe, with the first reports of infections in Taiwan, Kuwait, Iceland and Honduras.
The good news is there have been few deaths from the illness outside Mexico.
The latest tally from the World Health Organization indicates more than 12-thousand-500 people have come down with the H1N1 virus worldwide.
The health agency reports there have been nine confirmed swine flu fatalities in the U.S., while there have been 80 in Mexico.
Costa Rica and Canada each have one swine flu death.
The airborne virus has been reported in all regions except Africa.
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