May 1, 2009

The Daily Buzz - The Number Of Confirmed H1N1 Cases Worldwide Jumps To 331

*331 cases of the H1N1 flu have now been confirmed worldwide, and there are suspected cases of the disease in 20 states.

*The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has sent a stunning memo to many health care providers that describes procedures to be followed if the swine flu outbreak makes quarantines necessary.

*Professor Sir Roy Anderson, rector of Imperial College, London, has declared that a swine flu pandemic has already begun and the focus needs to be on drug distribution.

*The swine flu outbreak could be especially dangerous for millions of people already battling other infections.

*More than 40 probable swine flu cases have been reported in Illinois.

*The European Commission's most senior health official is warning that thousands of Europeans could die if the swine flu becomes a pandemic.

*Human to human spread of the swine flu has been confirmed in British Columbia, Canada.

*The spread of the swine flu in the U.K. is beginning to cause alarm.

*The "hate crimes" bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives would give sweeping new legal protections to homosexual activity.

*Lastly, Senator Arlen Specter says that there should be a "rebellion" and an "uprising" against "right-wing" elements of the Republican Party.

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