new disturbing strain ....
Oregon's second swine flu death confirmed: a young Marion County child
by Don Colburn, The Oregonian
Tuesday June 23, 2009, 4:51 PM
Oregon health authorities have confirmed the state's second known death -- in a young Marion County child -- from the new H1N1 influenza virus, also known as swine flu.
The child, identified only as "younger than 5 years old," died June 15, and infection with the swine flu virus was confirmed by the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory Tuesday. The child had "no known underlying medical conditions and a two-day history of fever," and was not hospitalized, officials said.
[link to www.thestar.com]
A 6-year-old Brampton girl with swine flu died only a day after she began showing flu-like symptoms.
The child, who attended Roberta Bondar Public School, passed away a week ago and it was only discovered after she died that she had the H1N1 influenza virus.
[link to news.xinhuanet.com]
Colombia confirms second case of A/H1N1 flu death
www.chinaview.cn 2009-06-22 06:17:21 Print
BOGOTA, June 21 (Xinhua) -- Colombia confirmed on Sunday that a28-year-old man infected with A/H1N1 influenza had died on June 19in the capital Bogota, becoming the country's second case of deathfrom the new disease.
The Social Protection Ministry said the man developed symptoms of influenza on June 17 and consulted a medical institution on June 18, when his condition had already become very serious. The man died of multi-organ failure on June 19 after his systemic symptoms suddenly deteriorated.
[link to news.guelphmercury.com]
6 year old from Canada:
Rubjit was pronounced dead at hospital barely 24 hours after showing signs of a fever. Later, doctors told her parents she had the H1N1 influenza virus. She is believed to be the youngest person in Canada with the virus to have died.
On the evening of June 14, Rubjit had a bit of a fever and complained that her legs and arms hurt. The next morning, Kuldip took her to a walk-in clinic and the doctor prescribed the pain reliever Advil.
By the afternoon, the little girl's fever was gone but she was complaining of a stomach ache.
Kuldip again took her to the clinic at about 2 p.m. The doctor gave her pills and told the Grade 1 student at Roberta Bondar School in Brampton to take it easy. She was fine for a bit, said Kuldip, but she kept asking "me to massage her arms and legs.''
In the evening, when Rubjit said her stomach was still hurting, Kuldip and her husband, Gurmukh, decided to take her immediately to the Georgetown Hospital.
Kuldip was driving. It was about 8 p.m. and they were five minutes from the hospital. Rubjit sat in the back seat with her dad, talking -- as usual -- and sipping apple juice.
A minute later, Rubjit suddenly put her hand on her chest and said it was hurting.
The next minute, her body went limp and she stopped breathing
[link to www.newfluwiki2.com]
Central NJ, 15 yr, , June 8, 3 days
Markham, Ill., 8 yr., 6/13, 3 days
Ontario, Canada, 6 yr., 6/14, 1 day
Marion, Oregon, < 5yr., 6/15, 2 days
Buffalo, NY, 15 yr., 6/16?, "few days"
Palm Beach Gardens, FL, 9 yr., 6/16, 1 day
Northern NJ, 10 yr., 6/17, 6 days
San Diego, CA, 20 yr., 6/19, 3 days
Bogota, Colombia, 28 yr., 6/19, 3 days
Manilla, Phil., 49 yr., 6/19, 2 days (heart condition)
Centerville,Utah, 30 yr., 6/20, 3-4 days ("overweight")