Mysterious Swine Flu Cases Found In The United States

Friday, April 24, 2009

Swine Flu found in Imperial and San Diego counties
Two mysterious cases of swine flu in humans have been found in the area of Imperial and San Diego counties in Southern California, USA. As the Los Angeles Times reported on Wednesday (22 / 4), local, state and federal health officials have been conducted investigations to find the source of that case.

A girl aged 9 years of Imperial County and boy aged 10 years in San Diego County were identified as having had the virus. But no one should be treated in the hospital and both have been recovered.

This case made health officials remain puzzled because neither patient had been in contact with pigs or with each other, and the strain of the flu is never seen in the United States before.

Dr. Wilma Wooten, San Diego County health officer said "We do not have an epidemic," so there is no indication the virus is spreading. Family members and other people who know the two patients were being interviewed and tested.

Although the disease usually cause respiratory disturbances in pigs, swine flu rarely attack humans. Only 12 other cases of infection in humans have been detected since 2005. (Data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP)). From to-12 cases, 11 patients have initiated contact with pigs. Symptoms of the disease include fever, lethargic, coughing, and less appetite. This case be regarded rare. Because, according to the CDCP rarely have notes about the case of swine flu cases from human to human.
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