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    Defined in the congress who apply H1N1 vaccine

    Monday June 29 2009

    Maria Enriqueta Perez
    Press

    Health Secretary, Armando Ahued reported that under the World Congress on Influenza, to be held next week in the country, will be dealt with health experts, international developments that are producing vaccine and who should apply when you're ready.

    In an interview, said the forum in which health authorities will attend from over 40 countries and representatives of the World Health Organization and the Pan American Health Organization, it is very important for the themes explored.

    Suggested that while the vaccine should be free, you will need to define what age is to be applied and whether there will be availability, because it seems `that all laboratories in the world, working night and day, could produce 800 million doses . And in the world requires more than 4.000 million ', he said.

    He stressed that there will always be a deficit, but the idea is that the city of Mexico, and other entities in the country are equipped with the vaccine from the federal government.

    He noted that should be defined only to the seasonal influenza vaccine or vaccine AH1N1.

    Regarding the cases registered by type A influenza, said it appeared one last week, which was served promptly and the patient is already in your home.

    However, he noted that there is concern that the resurgence is coming in October to start shooting during the winter season, but recalled that the local government is ready and has over 30,000 desis of medicine, and it will be a campaign for the people are prevented.

    29/06/2009

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    Re: Defined in the congress who apply H1N1 vaccine (Mexico meeting)

    Posted : Wed, 01 Jul 2009 19:29:44 GMT
    Author : DPA

    Cancun, Mexico - The World Health Organization (WHO) and ministers and experts from 50 countries began meeting Wednesday in the Mexican resort city of Cancun to discuss the lessons learnt from the swine flu pandemic, which has sickened more than 77,000 people worldwide but killed only 332. The meeting comes as Argentina became the latest epicentre of the disease, with the third largest number of deaths and a spreading infection that has prompted officials to close most schools.

    Experts gathered in Cancun are tackling key issues for the future of the A(H1N1) virus, a new viral strain that emerged in April. Development and distribution of a vaccine are high on the agenda, as is news of how the virus is behaving during the southern hemisphere winter.

    The news was not good from Argentina, where 44 deaths have been tallied by Argeninte officials. Jorge Yabkowski, president of the Argentine Federation of Health Professionals, estimated infections in the country at over 15,000.
    The tally on the WHO website has not yet caught up, registering only 26 deaths and 1,587 infections.

    As was the case in Mexico where the disease first broke out in April, the spreading disease has came coupled with a wave of confusion and fear among Argentines, with a growing - but still small - number of face masks seen on the streets.

    WHO on Wednesday reported a total of 77,201 infections around the world, including 332 deaths. These included 6,308 new infections and 21 new deaths. The United States, Mexico and Canada continued to hold the highest numbers of infections.

    Wednesday's high-level meeting in Cancun brings together about 80 specialists, including the health ministers of 13 countries and WHO Director-General Margaret Chan.

    With winter in full flow in the southern hemisphere and still several months away in the north, the rush for vaccines and drugs will be central topics of discussion. There will also be talks on preventive medical intervention in schools, places of work and airports, as well as debates on global health regulations.

    The meeting was organized by Mexico, the United States and Canada, with the support of WHO and the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO).

    The meeting was to officially start Thursday, with an opening ceremony led by Mexican President Felipe Calderon.

    The health ministers of Mexico, the United States, Canada, China, India, Japan, Spain, Britain, Sweden, Costa Rica, Chile, Nigeria and Egypt were expected in Cancun, along with representatives of seven international organizations.

    PAHO chief Mirta Roses, the head of the influenza division of the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, Nancy Cox, and WHO assistant director-general for health security and environment, Keiji Fukuda, were also to attend.
    also, from the bbc today:

    Meanwhile, an international conference on swine flu is opening in Mexico.
    Teams from some 40 countries are attending the three-day event in Cancun. The head of the World Health Organization, Margaret Chan, is also participating.

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      Re: Defined in the congress who apply H1N1 vaccine (Mexico meeting)

      Page last updated at 10:19 GMT, Thursday, 2 July 2009 11:19 UK
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      Mexico hosts key swine flu forum

      By Andy Gallacher
      BBC News, Cancun


      Schools across Argentina have sent students home
      Leaders and experts from 50 countries are meeting in Cancun, Mexico, to discuss the global swine flu outbreak.
      The two-day event, starting on Thursday, is aimed at examining the response to the H1N1 virus and seeing what lessons can be learned.
      The meeting is taking place as Paraguay reported its first swine flu death and some parts of Argentina have declared a public heath emergency.
      It has been more than two months since the initial alert over swine flu.
      Since then, the H1N1 virus has entered more than 100 countries, infected more than 70,000 people and killed more than 300 worldwide.
      Vaccine
      As the experts and leaders meet in Cancun, authorities across South America are becoming increasingly concerned as the peak flu season approaches.
      Schools across Argentina have sent students home and pregnant women have been told they can take two weeks off work to avoid contracting the virus.
      It is hoped the Cancun meeting will address many of the issues that might help slow the spread of swine flu.
      However, many people are concerned that an effective vaccine has still not been developed.
      sure wish we'd get some news out of this.

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        Re: Defined in the congress who apply H1N1 vaccine (Mexico meeting)

        By The Associated Press Thursday, July 02, 2009



        CANCUN, Mexico ? Swine flu is running wild in the Southern Hemisphere and is spreading rapidly through Europe, with Britain projected to reach 100,000 daily cases by the end of August. The virus is even showing signs of rebounding in Mexico.

        World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan and health ministers from around the globe huddled Thursday in Cancun for a two-day summit to design strategies for battling the pandemic. Nations attending include the United States, Canada, China, Britain and Brazil.

        ?As we see today, with well over 100 countries reporting cases, once a fully fit pandemic virus emerges, its further international spread is unstoppable,? Chan said during opening remarks.

        Mexican officials wanted the meeting held in the Caribbean resort city of Cancun ? where tourism has plunged ? to highlight the country?s success in controlling its epidemic with a five-day national shutdown of schools and businesses in May.

        The measures were applauded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and international health officials.

        ?Our presence here is an expression of confidence,? Chan said. ?Mexico is a safe, as well as a beautiful and warmly gracious, place to visit.?

        But Mexico is starting to see an increase in swine flu cases in isolated areas. In southern Chiapas state and the state of Yucatan ? adjacent to Quintana Roo state, where Cancun is located ? cases have jumped more than 50 percent in a worrying sign that the country may see a resurgence, especially when its winter flu season begins in November.

        In the space of a week ending Tuesday, the number of cases in Yucatan state jumped from 683 to 1,362, and in Chiapas from 492 to 1,079, Mexico?s Health Department said. During the same week, Quintana Roo reported 102 new cases.

        Yucatan and Chiapas officials blamed the spike on outbreaks in schools, which they closed a few weeks early for summer break.
        http://www.carrollcounty.com/article...challenges.txt

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        • #5
          Re: Defined in the congress who apply H1N1 vaccine (Mexico meeting)

          Mexico hosts two-day meeting on A/H1N1 flu
          www.chinaview.cn 2009-07-03 04:06:40 Print

          CANCUN, Mexico, July 2 (Xinhua) -- Mexico started hosting a two-day international meeting on Influenza A/H1N1 on Thursday, at which the director of the World Health Organization (WHO) gave a speech on information sharing and lessons learned from the deadly outbreak of the new pandemic.

          "I hope this meeting helps us take major steps forward towards building new collective defenses against a menace that affects us all," Margaret Chan, the WHO director-general, told the opening session in Cancun, a beach resort town in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo.

          The world already has the advantage of collaboration and solidarity between nations to fight the pandemic, she noted.

          "This meeting also sends a message that this nation, which has been hard hit by the pandemic, is a safe place, as well as being beautiful and warm," she added.

          Organizers said the meeting's goal is to share experience on the new flu virus. Discussion sessions on the program include "Preparing for the Future" and "Lessons from Highly Affected Nations."

          Mexico's President Flipe Calderon inaugurated the meeting, which has drawn 43 health ministers from all over the world.

          The WHO said on Monday that A/H1N1 flu had infected 70,893 people in 116 countries and regions, and had killed 311 people.

          Mexico has been one of the worst hit countries, recording 116 deaths from the flu.

          The next meeting in the series is scheduled for July 7 at WHO headquarters in Geneva, to discuss progress in developing a vaccine for the new flu.

          Special Report: World Tackles A/H1N1 Flu  

          Editor: Yan
          http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/20...t_11643124.htm

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          • #6
            Re: Defined in the congress who apply H1N1 vaccine (Mexico meeting)

            World health experts say swine flu likely to worsen

            By Dudley Althaus - Houston Chronicle

            CANCUN, Mexico — World health experts warned Thursday that the global swine flu outbreak that has sickened nearly 4,000 Texans and killed 17 is all but certain to worsen in the coming months.
            We are really at the start of a global phenomenon,” Keiji Fukuda, assistant director general of the World Health Organization, said of the flu strain that has hit 121 countries since first being identified in Mexico in April.
            “This is a very humbling virus,” he said.
            The hundreds of specialists from 40 countries meeting here at a posh beachside resort were plotting strategies for what many dread could become an outbreak rivaling a 1918 flu pandemic that killed tens of millions of people.
            Health officials in the United States, Mexico and Canada, where the flu hit hardest this spring, fear a strengthened virus will return with the winter cold. And the United Kingdom's health minister warned this week that the flu could strike as many as 100,000 Britons a day by the end of August.
            “We need to plan for the most extreme scenarios as well as for the likely scenarios,” said Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. “Influenza is perhaps the most unpredictable of infectious diseases.”
            This swine flu strain — which scientists are calling A-H1N1 — was first noticed in late April in Mexico City, when scores of people began falling ill.
            In just three months, the virus has zipped around the world, sickening at least 80,000 people and killing 327 of them.
            “Watching how quickly H1N1 spread globally was quite disconcerting,” said Canadian Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq. “It is so important for countries to have a plan in place to be able to respond.”
            The World Health Organization declared the swine flu a pandemic last month — meaning it's a worldwide outbreak spread from person to person. But so far the flu has been only moderately lethal. Vaccines for the strain are being developed, and it's being effectively treated with anti-viral medicines used against seasonal flu strains.
            The United States, with nearly 34,000 confirmed cases, remains the most affected country, followed by Mexico with about 9,000 confirmed cases and Canada with about 8,000.
            This flu has killed least 170 Americans, a fraction of the estimated 35,000 who die each year from seasonal flu.http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/Wor...to_worsen.html
            CSI:WORLD http://swineflumagazine.blogspot.com/

            treyfish2004@yahoo.com

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            • #7
              Re: Defined in the congress who apply H1N1 vaccine (Mexico meeting)

              Page last updated at 03:00 GMT, Friday, 3 July 2009 04:00 UK
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              WHO warns swine flu 'unstoppable'


              WHO calls for vigilance over swine flu

              The UN's top health official has opened a forum in Mexico on combating swine flu by saying that the spread of the virus worldwide is now unstoppable.
              World Health Organization head Margaret Chan added that the holding of the meeting in Cancun showed confidence in Mexico, which has been hard hit.
              The WHO says most H1N1 cases are mild, with many people recovering unaided.
              As the summit opened, the UK alone was projecting more than 100,000 new cases of H1N1 a day by the end of the summer.
              As the peak of the flu season approaches in South America, some areas have declared a public health emergency.
              El Salvador reported its first death from swine flu, a day after Paraguay reported its first fatality.
              'Mild symptoms'
              "As we see today, with well over 100 countries reporting cases, once a fully fit pandemic virus emerges, its further international spread is unstoppable," Dr Chan said in her opening remarks.

              A hospital in Athens, Greece, has been quarantined for swine flu
              She stressed that the overwhelming majority of patients experienced mild symptoms and made a full recovery within a week, often in the absence of any form of medical treatment.
              The exceptions, she said, were pregnant women and people with underlying health problems, who were at higher risk from complications from the virus and should be monitored if they fell ill.
              "For a pandemic of moderate severity, this is one of our greatest challenges: helping people to understand when they do not need to worry, and when they do need to seek urgent care," Dr Chan said.
              Turning to the summit venue, the WHO chief added: "Mexico is a safe, as well as a beautiful and warmly gracious, place to visit."
              Leaders and experts from 50 countries are in Cancun for the two-day meeting to discuss strategies for combating the virus.
              It has been more than two months since the initial alert over swine flu.
              Since then, the H1N1 virus has entered more than 100 countries, infected more than 70,000 people and killed more than 300 worldwide.
              Authorities across South America are becoming increasingly concerned as the peak flu season approaches, the BBC's Andy Gallacher reports from Cancun.
              Schools across Argentina have sent students home and pregnant women have been told they can take two weeks off work to avoid contracting the virus.
              It is hoped the Cancun meeting will address many of the issues that might help slow the spread of swine flu but, our correspondent adds, many people are concerned that an effective vaccine has still not been developed.
              http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8130196.stm

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                Re: Defined in the congress who apply H1N1 vaccine (Mexico meeting)

                Cancun summit on swine flu ends though uncertainty persists
                Health News
                Jul 3, 2009, 20:16 GMT

                Cancun, Mexico - A global gathering about the influenza virus A(H1N1) in the Mexican resort city of Cancun ended Friday after two days of talks on the ongoing pandemic.

                'There is undoubtedly concern over the policy we are going to carry out once this first phase is overcome, and there is also concern over the south-north cycle of the virus,' Mirta Roses, head of the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), said at the closing ceremony.

                Addressing health ministers and representatives of 43 countries, Roses said the virus still has a 'dimension of uncertainty,' in terms of possible mutations, future behaviour and equal access of patients to a potential vaccine.

                The new virus - which has claimed 382 lives around the world with a total of 89,921 infections, according to the latest reports issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday - is currently expanding in South America, where it thrives in winter conditions.

                However, specialists fear a stronger wave of infection in the north.

                'It can still surprise us,' Roses stressed.

                She said that the Cancun gathering allowed health authorities to tackle scientific, technical and political aspects in the handling of the health crisis, although there remain problems in the development and distribution of a vaccine.
                c deutsche-press-agentur
                http://www.monstersandcritics.com/ne...inty_persists_

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                  Re: Defined in the congress who apply H1N1 vaccine (Mexico meeting)

                  #7:
                  "WHO warns swine flu 'unstoppable'"

                  "... the spread of the virus worldwide is now unstoppable"
                  ""As we see today, with well over 100 countries reporting cases, once a fully fit pandemic virus emerges, its further international spread is unstoppable," Dr Chan said in her opening remarks."

                  Yes, NOW it is unstoppable,

                  2 months ago it could be "stoppable" by closures and quarantine barriering, which were not suggested/implemented at the time when it was worth.

                  "Thanks".

                  #7:
                  "Turning to the summit venue, the WHO chief added: "Mexico is a safe, as well as a beautiful and warmly gracious, place to visit.""


                  A commercial, or what ...

                  Now, we mainly goes as Mexico way,
                  so it is "equaly" safe for all heavy afected countries inter-roamings,
                  but the "exports" of cases to small afected areas stil continue.

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