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Forum: Alberta November 24th, 2009, 10:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,039
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Re: Deaths "surge" in Canada over last two days

This "surge" was due to deaths that had been reported publicly for weeks in Alberta being reported to PHAC in one week, just a surge in reports of deaths over a few weeks not an actual surge in...
Forum: Seasonal Flu 2009 - 2014 including H1N1 pandemic 2009 November 24th, 2009, 09:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,039
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Re: Faulty Swine Flu vaccine withdrawn in Canada (only 1 batch - # A80CA007A )

In Alberta we were given a copy of the vaccination forms with the lot number on them.
Forum: Genetic Analysis of Swine Influenza A/H1N1 2009 November 22nd, 2009, 10:03 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 46,559
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Re: 225G Preliminary Worldwide Tracking & Evaluation

There could be some sort of host genetic component to this mutation event such as a human transcriptase that in a certain form "frequently" (I use that term relatively) makes the same mistake in...
Forum: Seasonal Flu 2009 - 2014 including H1N1 pandemic 2009 November 19th, 2009, 11:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 448
Posted By blacknail
Re: Swine flu surprise for insurance seekers

This isn't the case. I know someone who applied and was approved for life insurance within 2 weeks after recovering from H1N1, although they weren't hospitalized. And yes, H1N1 was declared on the...
Forum: Seasonal Flu 2009 - 2014 including H1N1 pandemic 2009 November 19th, 2009, 11:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 442
Posted By blacknail
Re: Thursday's facts and figures on the H1N1 pandemic

This article is correct that Alberta reported 22 deaths to PHAC in this period, but these deaths have been announced over the past 3 weeks and just weren't officially reported to PHAC for some reason.
Forum: Seasonal Flu 2009 - 2014 including H1N1 pandemic 2009 November 17th, 2009, 01:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 546
Posted By blacknail
Re: UK: community hall gasleak NOT the cause of bird show deaths

I hope the authorities are following up on this - the haemorrhaging of the lungs part is scary. I heard the stories in Hong Kong of mass bird die offs but it almost sounded as if there was some kind...
Forum: Alberta November 12th, 2009, 08:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 367
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Five more H1N1 deaths in Alberta (total 34)

Five more H1N1 deaths in Alberta (total 34)

CALGARY- Alberta announced five additional deaths related to H1N1...
Forum: Seasonal Flu 2009 - 2014 including H1N1 pandemic 2009 November 8th, 2009, 11:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 404
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Re: Ask military to help with H1N1: Ottawa councillor

I was just talking with someone about this idea. In reality, most Military doctors and nurses already are working at least some shifts at civilian hospitals as reserves. Activating them will only...
Forum: Seasonal Flu 2009 - 2014 including H1N1 pandemic 2009 November 5th, 2009, 11:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,942
Posted By blacknail
Oh Canada!

Where did our thread go?
Forum: Alberta November 4th, 2009, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,583
Posted By blacknail
Re: Calgary AB: Died Oct. 29th- Obit


CALGARY - A 25-year-old Calgary man who was dedicated to church and worked at Shaw Cable has died from...
Forum: Alberta November 1st, 2009, 01:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 479
Posted By blacknail
Alberta closes flu shot clinics as it rethinks H1N1 immunization plans


Too long to post here, but essentially the idea to vaccinate all didn't work so...
Forum: Alberta October 27th, 2009, 07:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 308
Posted By blacknail
12 Deaths in Alberta, 198 Hospitalizations


Line-ups continue for day 2 of H1N1 flu shots
Dominic Terry, Radana Suk and Glory Przekop 2009-10-27 10:52
Brentwood Village mall...
Forum: Alberta October 27th, 2009, 07:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 280
Posted By blacknail
U of Calgary - Local expert confirms H1N1 an airborne virus


Local expert confirms H1N1 an airborne virus
660 News Staff | Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 11:37 am
With all the...
Forum: Effect Measure October 17th, 2009, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 678
Posted By blacknail
Re: EM - Why I am getting both seasonal and swine flu vaccines and why you should, too

I too am getting both. I had the seasonal shot this week, and they said that I can come back in 2 weeks and get the swine flu shot(assuming it is available). I have heard other jurisdictions saying...
Forum: United States October 14th, 2009, 01:23 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 26,091
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Re: Can You Get H1N1 More Than Once?

Regarding herd immunity, if the R0 (attack rate) is below a certain number (say 1) then the virus will die out because less than 1 person is infected by each case. Let's say the R0 is 1.2 for this...
Forum: United States October 13th, 2009, 12:49 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 26,091
Posted By blacknail
Re: Can You Get H1N1 More Than Once?

I haven't seen much from Niman lately, but he recently posted some comments on this topic:

Weak Immune Response In Mild Cases Driving Re-Infections? (10/10/09 16:02)

Buffalo School Outbreaks...
Forum: United States October 13th, 2009, 12:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,243
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Re: Asking about H1N1 can expose risk to lawsuit

IMO, this is just lawyers advertising their services to employees who need some extra cash and to scare employers into hiring lawyers to write their H1N1 policies. Remember, laws are written by...
Forum: Seasonal Flu 2009 - 2014 including H1N1 pandemic 2009 September 2nd, 2009, 12:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 269
Posted By blacknail
Intensive care units likely to be main battlegrounds in the war against H1N1

Not sure if this was already posted:


Intensive care units likely to be main battlegrounds in the war...
Forum: Alberta August 20th, 2009, 11:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 448
Posted By blacknail
Re: Bonus $$$ for doctor

Oh and what do nurses get?
Forum: Seasonal Flu 2009 - 2014 including H1N1 pandemic 2009 August 18th, 2009, 09:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 229
Posted By blacknail
Possible fall election

This is pure speculation at this point, but I really hope we don't have an election in early November because that will surely cause widespread distribution of pandemic flu.
Forum: Seasonal Flu 2009 - 2014 including H1N1 pandemic 2009 August 12th, 2009, 08:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 268
Posted By blacknail
66 People have now died in Canada


Bi-weekly and cumulative number of deaths due to Pandemic (H1N1) 2009, by province/territory, Canada, as of 11 August, 2009, 11h00...
Forum: Alberta August 12th, 2009, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 787
Posted By blacknail
Report of 7th Alberta H1N1 death


Another death related to H1N1 in Alberta is being reported.

Report of another H1N1...
Forum: Clinical Diagnosis & Treatments for 2009 H1N1 Flu August 11th, 2009, 01:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 745
Posted By blacknail
Incubation Period?

Has anyone seen evidence that the incubation period can be longer than 7 days? I have heard of a case where incubation period was 14+ days.
Forum: Alberta July 29th, 2009, 10:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 314
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Memo to Health Care Workers from AHS: 96 hours unpaid time off if you refuse Tamiflu after possible exposure

This is a routine memo, but it is particularly concerning that AHS is requiring workers who report being exposed to H1N1 are required to take an unpaid 96 hour leave if they refuse Tamiflu after a...
Forum: Québec July 28th, 2009, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,834
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Re: Swine flu in Quebec swine?

Can anyone come up with hard research showing that pigs farms and pork products are safe? The pork producers are quick to point out that influenza stays in the lungs and that cooked pork is safe. ...
Forum: Alberta July 27th, 2009, 09:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 324
Posted By blacknail
Re: Another Calgarian has died from the H1N1 virus

More info on the case (underlying conditions, F 40-60, died about a week ago):

Forum: Seasonal Flu 2009 - 2014 including H1N1 pandemic 2009 July 24th, 2009, 11:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 284
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No quarantines for pig farms with H1N1: Canada Food Inspection Agency


No quarantines for pig farms with H1N1: Canada Food Inspection Agency
(CP) – 1 hour ago
OTTAWA — The...
Forum: Alberta July 23rd, 2009, 08:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 263
Posted By blacknail
4th Alberta Death - Woman from Northern Alberta


A fourth person in Alberta has died after contracting the H1N1 virus.

Alberta Health Services says the woman, from northern...
Forum: Alberta July 22nd, 2009, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By blacknail
Re: Infected swine flu inspector boarded plane to Winnipeg

It is interesting that they say there was likely little impact when Manitoba has the highest per capita deaths and infections in Canada and at one point Winnipeg ICU's were almost completely filled...
Forum: The Pandemic Discussion Forum July 19th, 2009, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,788
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Re: Swine Flu Density correlates with Pig Density?

It only makes no sense if you believe that H2H is the only way it is spreading. Te virus is capable of spreading human to swine to swine to human to human, so it is very possible it is moving...
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