“In fatal cases of 2009 H1N1 influenza, the virus can damage cells throughout the respiratory airway, much like the viruses that caused the 1918 and 1957 influenza pandemics.” “A microscopic examination of tissues throughout the airways revealed that the virus caused damage primarily to the upper airway—the trachea and bronchial tubes—but tissue damage in the lower airway, including deep in the lungs, was present as well. Evidence of secondary bacterial infection was seen in more than half of the victims.”

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http://www3.niaid.nih.gov/news/newsreleases/2009/FluAutopsy.htm

Canada
•  More H1N1 cases reported in Nunavut (Link)

China
•  China offers aid to Ukraine to fight H1N1 (Link)
•  Ongoing H1N1 Outbreak Cover-up in China (Link)

France
•  French deaths spark vaccine demand (Link)

Japan
•  100 H1N1 deaths (translated) (Link)

South Korea
•  Republic Of Korea plans to help DPRK with A/H1N1 flu (Link)

Tajikistan
•  Tajiks Fear First Swine-Flu Death (Link)

United Kingdom
•  Just one in five people given Tamiflu by NHS hotline was actually suffering from swine flu (Link)

United States
•  MD: Maryland Governor O’Malley: Swine Flu Vaccine Available To All (Link)
•  OR: 3 days, 5 deaths, 5 hospitalizations (Link)
•  PA: Hospital Workers Fired for not Getting SF Vaccine (Link)

General
•  CIDRAP: Autopsies show damage to entire airway (Link) Full NIH Report (Link)
•  Doctors query ability of Tamiflu to stop severe illness (Link)

Research
•  Research throws up doubts over Tamiflu (Link)

Commentary
•  Effect Measure: Flu Vaccine Safety (Link)

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