Recombinomics Commentary 02:30
November 25, 2009
Dr. Debra Parsons, a pediatrician at Kid Care West in Cross Lanes, was met with reactions of doubt from local health officials last month when she said two flu tests had come back positive for H1N1, or swine flu.
Parsons first came down with the virus, complete with all the telltale symptoms, in August.
Her son became ill at the same time with the same symptoms. Figuring they had the same bug, Parsons tested herself to see what it was.
The test came back positive for Influenza A, so the lab at Charleston Area Medical Center sent it to be sub-typed. Parsons was positive for H1N1.
Parsons and her son recovered, but in October they started having the same symptoms, but they became much worse.
• ‘Big jump’ in confirmed cases of H1N1 in Manitoba last week (Link)
• Finland to vaccinate entire population against A/H1N1 flu (Link)
• French A/H1N1 flu cases exceeds two million (Link)
• 132 flu patients hit with brain disorders since July (Link)
• 50-year old died after swine flu vaccine (Link)
• MOH announced death toll increased by 49 in 3 days, toll now 161 (Link)
• Wales: New drug-resistant swine flu case (Link)
• Ireland: confirmation of new death, 17 total (Link)
• Record 31 deaths in past week (Link)
• Scotland’s deaths from H1N1 up by 3, now total 46 (Link)
• WHO says clusters of drug resistant H1N1 unlikely to signal change in virus (Link)
• How governments scored on swine flu (Link)
• School closures during outbreaks can reduce transmissions by 21% (Link)
• WHO investigating viral mutations (Link)
• CDC: Weekly 2009 H1N1 Flu Media Briefing (Link)