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  • Switzerland - Swine flu rumor confirmed - 66 down in infantry recruit school

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    Has swine flu broken out in infantry recruit school ?


    Felix Burch - In the barracks Herisau RS, 60 men of the infantry to a viral infection diagnosed 11th It is rumored that this is the swine flu.

    The flu has broken out in the barracks Herisau: Some 60 recruits have become ill as Kirsten Hammerich, army information officer, confirmed to more than 20 minutes online.

    On Tuesday it went off, the men from the infantry-RS 11 had complained of flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, colds and body aches.

    Among the military personnel of swine influenza is mentioned, such as 20 Minutes Online from two independent sources of white. "These are pure speculation, it's definitely a flu," replies Hammerich. The medical investigations were completed.

    She also says that all recruits, immediately after they had given notice of the disease had now been transferred to the infirmary. One part remained in Herisau, other one has brought to Frauenfeld. But they were all isolated from the rest of the recruits. Saturday morning will be laid off most of the recruits from the infirmary.

    http://www.20min.ch/wissen/gesundheit/story/16211134
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    Re: Switzerland - Swine flu rumor confirmed - 66 down in infantry recruit school

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    In the barracks, Herisau, 66 men of the infantry-RS have infected 11 with the swine flu. The army did not admit it at first.

    The H1N1 virus is back in Switzerland. The flu has broken out in the barracks Herisau: 66 recruits are affected by how the speaker of the Defense Department acknowledged now.

    Even on Friday afternoon, said Kirsten Hammerich, information officer for the army, compared with 20 minutes online if it were not completed by the swine flu, the medical examinations have. Why the suspicion is confirmed a little later still, not yet been declared. According to the army, it is not serious disease.

    Full story in German: http://www.20min.ch/news/ostschweiz/...rippe-16211134
    “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: Switzerland - Swine flu rumor confirmed - 66 down in infantry recruit school

      Herisau: one of the soldiers victims of influenza A hospitalized

      One of 66 recruits victims of the virus H1N1 in the barracks of Herisau (AR) this week must have been hospitalized. As his fever did not diminish, the army judged that the soldier being discussed would benefit from better possibilities of taking care in the hospital.

      A spokeswoman of the army, Kirsten Hammerich, confirmed in ATS this information appeared in "SonntagsBlick". The soldiers had fallen ill on Tuesday. Forty of 66 affected recruits could come back on Saturday to cross the weekend in family, because they did not introduce influenzal symptoms anymore for 48 hours.

      The spokesman of the federal Department of defence Martin Buehler had confirmed the information of television on Saturday alémanique SF, adding in ATS that the recruits had suffered only from a light influenza. He added that according to the indications of the doctors, situation was not comparable in the pandemic of last year.

      http://www.romandie.com/infos/ats/di...ociate=phf1839

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        Re: Switzerland - Swine flu rumor confirmed - 66 down in infantry recruit school

        Bern, 20.12.2010 - recruits of the infantry RS 11 have fallen ill with influenza. The patients are treated in the sick person's department Herisau, separated by the rest of the army member, and are examined. Two recruits have been brought in hospital care and on the way of the improvement. The illness has no heavy course. Since the last Tuesday have announced themselves all together against 100 recruits with influenza symptoms. 66 recruits had to be treated in-patient on the military-medical equipment. Six screeningmässig carried out H1N1 tests in Friday, 17.12.2010 were postiv for H1N1. On the last Saturday approx. 40 of the patients could recover as, that is be dismissed after 48 hours without fever, in the weekend break. With the remained patients will also proceed. All army members of this school were depended to announce themselves, if they note influenza symptoms about the week-end. So, have not moved on yesterday's Sunday evening about 30 recruits. They are in the care of her family doctor.

        Today Monday approx. another 35 recruits with symptoms are on the sick person's department. Most from them are free of fever. Random checks-like tests were done for the clarification by H1N1. The test results are in 24 hours.


        The recruit's school with location St. Gallen orders more than four different lodging-locations, namely Neuchlen (companies 1 and 2), Herisau (company 3), Waldstatt (company 4) and Bronschhofen (company 5). In four of five companies there are illnesses. At this season such a clinical picture is not unusual.

        The upper army medical officer has arranged a curfew of three to four days to avoid an other infection.

        http://www.news.admin.ch/dokumentati...e&msg-id=36906

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          Re: Switzerland - Swine flu rumor confirmed - 66 down in infantry recruit school

          Army recruits test positive for H1N1


          Nearly 100 Swiss Army recruits near St Gallen contracted varied forms of the flu over the weekend, with six confirmed cases of the H1N1 virus, or swine flu.

          Sixty-six recruits were admitted to a military hospital; 35 of them are still there as of today.

          Results from further screenings for the H1N1 virus will be known by tomorrow.

          The recruits were segregated from other patients, though the Ministry of Defense said in a statement such flu epidemics are not uncommon for this time of year.

          http://worldradio.ch/wrs/news/wrsnew...n1.shtml?22310

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