State public health officials report that four additional cases of antiviral-resistant flu have been confirmed in Delaware. The new cases bring the total number of resistant flu cases in the state this flu season to 10.

The most recently confirmed involved a 2-month-old Sussex County boy who was briefly hospitalized, a 7-year-old Sussex County girl who did not require hospitalization, a 45-year-old Sussex County woman whose February death had been previously announced, and a 28-year-old New Castle County man who was briefly hospitalized. (Snip) more test results are pending (snip)

http://washingtonexaminer.com/news/2011/05/4-more-resistant-flu-cases-confirmed-delaware

Argentina
•  Manzur warned of possible outbreak of influenza A in Latin America (translated) (Link)

Bangladesh
•  3 H5N1 outbreaks in poultry (Link)

Barbados
•  Ready to handle H1N1 (Link)

Bolivia
•  Intensified surveillance in cases of seasonal flu (translated) (Link)

•  La Paz: Warn of increase in cases of colds and pneumonia (translated) (Link)

Brazil
•  Brazil reaches half of target population with flu vaccine (Link)

•  Vilhena: Outbreak of pneumonia has killed five children (translated) (Link)

Mexico
•  Juarez: Health sector urged to be vaccinated against human influenza who have not (translated) (Link)

•  Third case of influenza A H1N1 in Jalisco (Link)
•  Tlaxcala confirmed a case of influenza A H1N1 (Link)

South Korea
•  Mystery virus in 8 patients – kills one (Link)

Republic of Ireland
•  Swine flu concerns in jails (Link)

United Kingdom
•  DEFRA lead global animal disease project (Link)
•  Gloucester mother in swine flu coma dies (Link)
•  Sanofi wins U.S. OK for short needle flu vaccine (Link)

United States
•  Agency Wants Medicare Patients to Get Flu Shots (Link)

•  Delaware health: Antiviral-resistant flu found in 8 more people (Link)

•  CIDRAP: Record flu vaccine production expected again this year (Link)

Venezuela
•  Add 84 cases of H1N1 flu in Carabobo (translated) (Link)

Research
•  H1N1 Radiographically Distinct From Typical Influenza (Link)
•  Relying on Fever Alone Not Enough to Detect Influenza Cases (Link)
•  Reconstructing the 2003/2004 H3N2 influenza epidemic in Switzerland with a spatially explicit, individual-based model (Link)
•  A new emergency review tool to help research ethics review during public health emergencies (Link)

•  Dynamic variations in the peripheral blood lymphocyte subgroups of patients with 2009 pandemic H1N1 swine-origin influenza A virus infection (Link)
•  Experts advocate flu vaccination for pregnant women in developing world (Link)

•  Researchers say pandemic modeling tool recognizes conditions in tropics (Link)
•  Study tests prime-boost vaccination strategy for H5N1 (Link)
•  Study: Few hospital workers seropositive for pandemic H1N1 after first wave (Link)
•  Buildings’ HVAC filters test positive for airborne viruses (Link)

•  Significant inverse association between public spending on health and pandemic influenza mortality (Link)

General
•  Influenza (08): Africa Update (Link)
•  Increase in bird flu reports in Q1 (Link)
•  WHO – Global flu activity pausing between seasons (Link)

Commentary

•  Recombinomics: H1N1 Tamiflu Resistance (H274Y) Spikes In Delaware (Link)

•  Recombinomics: H1N1 Likely Mystery Virus In Fatal Pregnant Korean Case (Link)
•  Recombinomics: Chihuahua H1N1 Likely Mystery Virus In South Korea (Link)
•  Recombinomics: Fatal Stroke Linked To Influenza Infection of Pennsylvania Child (Link)

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