Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Swine Flu Patient Zero Found as WHO Raises Alert Level to Phase 5

The earliest case of Swine Flu has been traced to a 5 year old in Mexico named Edgar Hernandez. He lives in the village of La Gloria in the state of Veracruz. It is likely he got the Swine Flu on April 2 (

The World Health Organization (WHO) has raised the alert level to 5. Phase 6 is the highest and designates a pandemic (

There has been a confirmed death in the United States. It was a 23 month old child from Mexico city (Mexico). The death happened in Texas. It appears that the child's parents were going to the United States for treatment but did not get there in time. There may also have been some unrelated health issues that were related to the death (,0,4696825.story).

Focusing on the most pressing aspect of this disease which may be impossible to prevent going pandemic, Janet Napolitano (Homeland Security Secretary) and Tom Vilsack (Agriculture Secretary) are ... trying to get people to stop referring to it as the Swine Flu and start calling it the H1N1 virus!?! Great prioritizing. Feeling safe yet? To be fair, this does not appear to be a priority, but it seems their efforts could be better spent (

To keep up spirits, some are drawing faces on their protective face masks (

Past Related Posts:
Berman Post: Obama May Have Come in Contact With The 'Swine Flu'
Berman Post: United States Declares a Public Health Emergency For The Swine Flu

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