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    STOCKHOLM - SWEDEN confirmed on Sunday its second case of swine flu in a young man recently returned from New York, health authorities said.

    'He has been sick for three days but is holding up well,' said a statement from the Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control.

    The man was born in 1984 and lives in Stockholm, the authorities said.

    Sweden confirmed its first case of A(H1N1) influenza, as the swine flu virus is officially known, on Wednesday after a woman in her 50s, who had also just returned from the United States, tested positive for the disease. -- AFP

    http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking...ry_375034.html

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    Re: Sweden confirms 3rd case - H1N1

    Third A/H1N1 flu case confirmed in Sweden

    www.chinaview.cn 2009-05-17

    STOCKHOLM, May 16 (Xinhua) -- A Swedish health agency confirmed on Saturday the third case of A/H1N1 flu in the country.

    The patient is a woman in her 60s, who recently visited the U.S. city of San Diego, California,
    the Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control said in a statement.

    The woman has fully recovered because she had a mild form of the disease, the institute added.

    Sweden's first case of A/H1N1 flu was confirmed on May 6 and the second on May 10. Both patients had history of travel to the United States. There are no links between the three cases, according to the institute.  

    http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/20...t_11387015.htm
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    • #3
      Re: Sweden confirms 3rd case - H1N1

      Published 2009-05-28

      New case of swine flu in Sweden

      A fourth Swedish cases of A/H1N1, the so-called swine flu, have been confirmed. The infected is a
      woman born in 1982 who had been traveling in the United States
      and who became ill just before the return journey, May 25.

      - She is doing relatively well but still has flu symptoms and have received antiviral
      medicines, "says Mia Break Ting, chief microbiologist at the Infectious Diseases Institute (SMI) laboratory to
      TT.

      SMI has previously called on the people who traveled in the U.S. and Mexico to seek care if they have
      flu-like symptoms. So far, SMI analyzed 636 samples.

      http://www.metro.se/se/article/tt/20...rige/index.xml
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      • #4
        Sweden - Cases - 6

        Two more Swedes infected by swine flu

        Published: 1 Jun 09 07:52 CET

        Two new cases of swine flu were confirmed in Sweden over the weekend, reports the Institute for Infectious Diseases (SMI) on its homepage.

        The two cases constitute the fifth and sixth confirmed cases in Sweden, the first since May 6th. A total of 689 Swedes have so far been tested for swine flu.

        The two infected cases are two people resident in the Stockholm area.

        A total of 15,510 people in 53 countries have been infected with the A(H1N1) influenza, as the virus is officially known. The USA has reported 7,927 cases, closely followed by Mexico with 4,910.

        The death toll so far amounts to 99 people - 85 in Mexico, 11 in the USA, two in Canada and one in Costa Rica.

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        • #5
          Re: Sweden - Cases - 13

          Updated: 2009-06-04

          Two new cases of swine influenza

          Two further cases of swine influenza have been found in V?stra G?taland.

          The two new cases, both have had close contact with the woman of 60 years old, who fell ill May 25 during a trip in the U.S..

          After a few days of treatment of infection clinic woman has recovered and left hospital.

          One of the two patients now may have become infected during travel to the USA.

          Both the new cases have had flu-like symptoms with fever and respiratory problems of mild degree, but cared for at home.

          Disease Control Agency identify the persons who had contact with the affected persons for information and possible sampling.

          In total, thirteen cases found in Sweden, three in V?stra G?taland.

          http://www.gp.se/gp/jsp/Crosslink.jsp?d=113&a=499141
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            Re: Sweden - Cases - 13

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              Re: Sweden - Cases - 13

              Hello!

              Some updates from Sweden; They've tested very many cases (1000 +) in here, but only a few percent has been positive Swine Flu H1N1. Some people think that they've got swine flu as soon as they start coughing... Well at least it's good to take it seriously. Anyways, Smittskyddsinstitutet (Swedish institute for disease control) predicts that we will have some communtiy outbreak now during summer months and when the Flu season starts in winter we must be prepared.

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              • #8
                Re: Sweden - Cases - 13

                Thank you System33 and welcome !
                ?Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights ? that must be our call to arms"
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                • #9
                  Re: Sweden - Cases H1N1 - 33

                  First case of swine flu in Sk?ne

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                  SCANIA. The first case of swine influenza (H1N1) have been found in Sk?ne. It is a 20-year old male resident of eastern Sk?ne. The man returned recently from a trip in North America and it was when it was discovered that the man infected.

                  - The person has moderate symptoms, "says Hans Bertil Hansson, bio-medical in Region Sk?ne.

                  The 20-year-old man is a total of 150 individuals so far tested in Sk?ne. But as yet he is the only one who got the infection.

                  In Stockholm and V?stra G?taland has a dozen cases were found. Which makes the number of cases in Sweden has now reached 30-line.

                  World Health Organization (WHO) classifies since last Thursday, the situation as Level 6 on the pandemic scale. The reason is that influenza continues to spread in several parts of the world. WHO estimates that flu has potential to spread to the areas where it is today.

                  The whole world has so far barely 30 000 cases of the new flu found and 145 people have died.

                  Hans Bertil Hansson believe it will detect additional cases during the summer and he expects a substantial increase in the affected forward in September.

                  Right now the Social Welfare Board Infectious Disease Control Unit on the identification of the persons to be prioritized in terms of vaccination against the flu. If all goes according to epidemiological unit plans can all Swedes have been vaccinated in February next year.

                  http://hd.se/skane/2009/06/12/foerst...ninfluensan-i/

                  Tally as of june 15: 33

                  http://ecdc.europa.eu/en/files/pdf/H...15_1700hrs.pdf
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                  • #10
                    Re: Sweden - Cases H1N1 - 33

                    This is definitely hearsay, but I thought someone here might find it interesting:

                    On a Swedish general interest board (Flashback.info) there have recently been discussion about and among a few people people (ages 20-35) who have not been tested for swine flu (or even influensa A), despite having symptoms such as fever >39 C, severe muscle- and head-aches and various (mildish) respiratory symptoms.
                    These people _have_ been in contact with healthcare, but since their symptoms don't seem dangerous and they haven't been in need of care (other than normal self-care, rest, antipyretics etc), and have no recent travel history vis-a-vis North America, there seems to have been no interest at all in testing them. (Yes, they specifically asked, and at a stage when the symptoms were well developed.)

                    It seems that at least in some areas *only* people with really severe symptoms (requiring hospitalisation) and/or recent travel are being tested. Exactly like with normal seasonal flu. So there might be a substantial number of swine-flu cases missing, if even pretty obvious ILI:s are not being tested.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Sweden - Cases H1N1 - 100

                      11:26 | Wednesday, July 8, 2009

                      Swine flu continues to spread

                      Sweden is now up to 100 reported cases of swine flu.

                      Of them, 27 persons infected inside its borders, and the remainder has been hit by the virus abroad, show figures from the Infectious Diseases Institute.

                      Half of those infected are from Stockholm County, and in a few cases, the infection found in G?vleborg.

                      Sweden has not yet been any extensive spread of the disease, which has been designated as a pandemic by the WHO, World Health Organization.

                      http://hd.se/skane/2009/06/12/foerst...ninfluensan-i/
                      ?Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights ? that must be our call to arms"
                      Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

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                      • #12
                        Re: Sweden - Cases H1N1 - 118

                        First case of swine influenza in Blekinge

                        BLEKINGE today 13:33 | Updated today 13:50

                        A 12-year-old boy in Blekinge were infected by the influenza (swine flu) after a trip to the USA.

                        He was tested July 7 and the sample has been confirmed positive for the H1N1 flu.

                        Blekinge The boy is now healthy.



                        The boy fell ill with high fever and coughing after a trip to including New York, USA. . Boy
                        is now completely healthy and the family members have been given preventive medicine.

                        - The new flu has so far no serious symptoms or a higher mortality rate than a regular
                        seasonal influenza. For those who become ill are antiviral medicine on prescription to take to mitigate the
                        symptoms, "says Carl-Johan Fraenkel.

                        In Sweden there are now 118 confirmed cases of influenza. Most have been infected abroad or had
                        a relative who become sick overseas, so than there is no evidence to the domestic distribution writes
                        Blekinge County Council in a press release.

                        http://www.blt.se/nyheter/blekinge/f...ge(1416101).gm
                        ?Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights ? that must be our call to arms"
                        Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

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                          Re: Sweden - Cases H1N1 - 118

                          Swine flu infection puts Swede on respirator
                          Published: 16 Jul 09 16:56 CET
                          Dictionary tool Double click on a word to get a translation

                          A 22-year-old man suffering from the swine flu has been placed on a respirator at the Vrinnevi hospital in Norrk?ping in eastern Sweden.

                          According to the hospital, his condition is serious but stable.

                          The case represents the first on Swedish soil involving someone suffering from such grave symptoms due to infection with the AH1N1 flu virus.

                          ?So far this is the most serious case in Sweden of which I am aware in the current H1N1-flu epidemic. It?s very serious,? said Christer Liedgren, the hospital?s chief doctor, to the Svenska Dagbladet (SvD) newspaper.

                          The man is believed to have contracted the disease while on vacation in southern Europe.

                          He became ill five days ago and was prescribed the anti-flu drug Tamiflu.

                          According to the hospital, the 22-year-old is no long contagious, but has developed pneumonia as a result of the flu infection.

                          ?It?s the complications which have made the situation so serious. Right now things are under control, but we?re following developments and the patient is under constant observation in intensive care,? Liedgren told SvD.

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                            Re: Sweden - Cases H1N1 - 118

                            This is definitely hearsay, but I thought someone here might find it interesting:

                            On a Swedish general interest board (Flashback.info) there have recently been discussion about and among a few people people (ages 20-35) who have not been tested for swine flu (or even influensa A), despite having symptoms such as fever >39 C, severe muscle- and head-aches and various (mildish) respiratory symptoms.
                            These people _have_ been in contact with healthcare, but since their symptoms don't seem dangerous and they haven't been in need of care (other than normal self-care, rest, antipyretics etc), and have no recent travel history vis-a-vis North America, there seems to have been no interest at all in testing them. (Yes, they specifically asked, and at a stage when the symptoms were well developed.)

                            It seems that at least in some areas *only* people with really severe symptoms (requiring hospitalisation) and/or recent travel are being tested. Exactly like with normal seasonal flu. So there might be a substantial number of swine-flu cases missing, if even pretty obvious ILI:s are not being tested.
                            It may be hearsay, but can you please give a source for this hearsay?

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