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    Mysterious flu cases: [April] 10th policeman dead April 2013 | 07:25 clock | By kim / en / org

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    What triggers the deadly flu in the district of Rendsburg-Eckernförde? Experts are looking at high pressure for an explanation. Photo: AP
    The authorities in the district of Rendsburg-Eckernförde are alarmed: A policeman died of organ failure, another life is in danger. Feverishly searched for the cause.
    Kiel. Doctors, health authorities, politicians - all face a conundrum, given a series of mysterious diseases in the district of Rendsburg-Eckernförde. The Kiel Interior Minister Andreas Breitner confirmed the death of a 49-year-old policeman, who died on Tuesday after the total failure of all the institutions in the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE). In danger hovers, so much is communicated officially, another policeman (38) suffering from symptoms similar to his colleague - including a severe pneumonia. Notes are not confirmed that a teacher from the district died after multiple organ failure at the UKE and three other people - all from the Bay Area Audorf - at UKE struggling for their lives.

    All seem to suffer flu-like symptoms - is not ruled out that it is a "degenerate virus" is. District spokesman Martin Schmedtje: "Both police officers showed the same disease We do not know whether there is a pathogen or a pathogen that was the cause of all.".

    No connection between the affected policemen
    All authorities are currently at full speed while to work up the disease, insured Breitner. Although no suspected case by the Infection Protection Act is granted, the competent health authority in Rendsburg-Eckernförde switched on since Friday and is located in close coordination with the Police Department Neumünster.

    Based on current knowledge, there are no obvious connections between the two official colleagues, suggesting a common source of infection. Police spokesman Sönke Hinrichs: "The two officers are not working at the same department, were not together in use, do not live in the same place there is no apparent connection, but of course we are thinking about our people and trying to figure out what happened..." In an internal memo to all police officers in Schleswig-Holstein are hygiene instructions given and offered voluntary blood tests.

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    Re: Hamburg: Policeman dies of undiagnosed flu-like illness, others sick

    Deceased policeman was the flu
    A police officer from the district of Rendsburg-Eckernförde whose disease had doctors initially abandoned mystery, died from the effects of flu. This was announced by the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), the district spokesman Martin Schmedtje on Wednesday. The 49-year-old police officer from Bay Audorf had been hospitalized in the past week the UKE and died there on Tuesday.

    Doctors and experts from the health department had been looking for the origin of his disease - was first mentioned by an unknown virus. Do not give a connection with other illnesses in the community well-Audorf it emphasized Schmedtje.

    V k g Rästelhafter death clarified
    Schleswig-Holstein Magazine - 10/04/2013 19:30 clock -
    Clear in Rendsburg-Eckernförde: The policeman from the village well-Audorf who died yesterday in a Hamburg hospital, was the flu.
    Second policeman lies further UKE
    A second officer, who should also come from well-Audorf lies further in the UKE. He is now on the road to recovery, it said. He came in last week with the same symptoms as the deceased at the Hamburg University Hospital. Schaucht-Audorfs Mayor Eckhard Reese warned against scaremongering. "We are experiencing not only in our city, that the flu disease has increased over the normal number out. Therefore we should keep quiet at this stage," he said.


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      Re: Hamburg: Policeman dies of undiagnosed flu-like illness, others sick - influenza confirmed?

      Policeman died from consequences of a flu

      Of CN online (Kieler Nachrichten) |

      04/10/2013 19:05 clock

      The uncertainty is over: The 49-year-old police officer from Bay Audorf (Rendsburg-Eckernförde) died from the consequences of a flu. Doctors had searched for days on the origin of his illness. Also by an unknown virus was mentioned.


      Polizist starb an Folgen einer Grippe

      Von KN-online (Kieler Nachrichten) |

      10.04.2013 19:05 Uhr

      Die Ungewissheit hat ein Ende: Der 49-jährige Polizist aus Schacht-Audorf (Kreis Rendsburg-Eckernförde) ist an den Folgen einer Grippe gestorben. Ärzte hatten tagelang nach der Herkunft seiner Erkrankung gesucht. Auch von einem unbekannten Virus war die Rede.
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      • #4
        Re: Germany - Hamburg: confirmed -policeman died of influenza

        Flu - but which type? pH1N1? H3N2? or??


        • #5
          Re: Germany - Hamburg: confirmed -policeman died of influenza

          The previous day's article from kn-online said that the area had a bad flu season, (10x as many reportable cases as the same month last year.) It does sound like it took awhile to diagnose this, though.

          Google translation:
          Policeman dies in mysterious pathogen
          Günter Schellhase |
          04/09/2013 18:17 clock

          Mourning the death of a policeman: The 49-year-old officer from Bay Audorf at Rendsburg on Tuesday died at the University Hospital Eppendorf (UKE) in Hamburg. He was suffering from a mysterious virus. A younger colleague is required intensive care.

          Rendsburg. In shaft Audorf is the fear. The residents in the 4500-strong community feel insecure. "My uncle is suffering from a high fever. He doing it very badly, "said one resident. He knew of three other people who prostrate subject with the same symptoms. Already that a woman had died, he had also heard. It appears to be a teacher. "We thought at first, that is a severe influenza. But who knows what it really is, "said the man, he do think seriously about the many cases.

          The health department in Rendsburg is in constant contact with the UKE. "We have received no information from Hamburg on a pathogen," said spokesman Martin Schmedtje authorities, who stressed that "hold themselves in office very cloudy." Both policemen were admitted with apparent pneumonia. How Schmedtje emphasized the number of reported cases of flu in the region with 300 cases in March 2013 was extremely high - in the same month in 2012 there were only 30

          The Hamburg Specialists do not have any evidence of a suspected pathogen. ...
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