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Novel H1N1 influenza vaccine: Questions & Answers

Novel H1N1 influenza vaccine: Questions & Answers

MEDIA RELEASE Q. What are the plans for developing novel H1N1 vaccine? A. Vaccines are the most powerful public health tool for control of influenza, and the U.S. government is working closely with manufacturers to take steps in the process to manufacture a novel H1N1 vaccine. Working together with scientists in the public and private […]

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FDA authorizes emergency use of another test for 2009 H1N1 influenza virus

FDA authorizes emergency use of another test for 2009 H1N1 influenza virus

MEDIA RELEASE The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced it has issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for a another diagnostic test for the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus, whose spread has caused the virus to be characterized as a pandemic by the World Health Organization. The EUA for the Focus Diagnostics Influenza H1N1 (2009) […]

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Third Hawaii H1N1 death identified as Big Isle woman

Third Hawaii H1N1 death identified as Big Isle woman

Media releases compiled by Karin Stanton/Hawaii247.com Contributing Editor The state Department of Health has confirmed the state’s third and the first neighbor island swine-flu related death. The woman, who died July 7 at Kona Community Hospital, has been identified at Donna Altamirano, 51, of Kealakekua. The Big Island resident is one of 263 swine flu-related […]

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Dept of Health confirms second death involving H1N1 Flu

Dept of Health confirms second death involving H1N1 Flu

MEDIA RELEASE HONOLULU – The state Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed novel H1N1 influenza infection in an adult male who died July 10 at Queen’s Medical Center. He was in his late 40’s and also had underlying medical conditions. The Oahu resident is the second death in Hawai‘i associated with the new flu strain […]

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DOH confirms first Hawaii death involving H1N1 flu

DOH confirms first Hawaii death involving H1N1 flu

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Health has confirmed novel H1N1 influenza infection likely contributed to underlying medical conditions that caused the death of an adult in her late 60’s on June 19 at Tripler Army Medical Center.   The Oahu resident is the first death in Hawaii associated with the new flu strain and […]

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Department of health confirms 205 new Novel H1N1 Flu cases

Department of health confirms 205 new Novel H1N1 Flu cases

Media releases compiled by Baron Sekiya/Hawaii247.com In their weekly Novel H1N1 Flu report the Hawaii Department of Health reported 205 new confirmed cases in the state. This brings to total number of confirmed cases in the state of Hawaii to 503 on Wednesday (June 24). The DOH no longer releases the case numbers by counties. […]

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Department of Health response to WHO raising pandemic level to Phase 6

Department of Health response to WHO raising pandemic level to Phase 6

MEDIA RELEASE Statement from Health Director Dr. Chiyome Fukino: The raising of the pandemic alert level by the World Health Organization was not meant to alarm the public or cause undue concern. The situation in Hawai‘i at this time remains the same with all cases recovering at home with no complications. The DOH is continuing […]

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Pandemic level phase 6 represents the spread of the novel H1N1 influenza virus worldwide and not the severity of the illness. Click on image above to read more.

World Health Organization declares influenza pandemic

Pandemic level phase 6 represents the spread of the novel H1N1 influenza virus worldwide and not the severity of the illness. Click on image above to read more.

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Two new Novel H1N1 Flu cases on the Big Island, state total now 198 cases

Two new Novel H1N1 Flu cases on the Big Island, state total now 198 cases

Media releases compiled by Baron Sekiya/Hawaii247.com (As of June 10, 2009, 11:30 AM HST) Island New Cases Total Cases Hawaii 2 4 Kauai 2 2 Maui 1 2 Oahu 78 190 Totals 83 198 The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) confirmed 83 additional cases of novel H1N1 Influenza A of swine origin this week. […]

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Dept of Health report reveals 33 new novel H1N1 Flu cases

Dept of Health report reveals 33 new novel H1N1 Flu cases

Media releases compiled by Baron Sekiya/Hawaii247.com (As of June 03, 2009, 11:00 AM HST) Island New Cases Total Cases Hawaii 0 2 Maui 0 1 Oahu 33 112 Totals 33 115 In their weekly novel H1N1 Flu report the Hawaii Department of Health reported 33 new confirmed cases on Oahu. According to the Department of […]

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Nine new novel H1N1 Flu confirmations on Oahu

Nine new novel H1N1 Flu confirmations on Oahu

Media releases compiled by Baron Sekiya/Hawaii247.com The Department of Health reported nine new novel H1N1 Flu cases today (May 29) bringing the state’s total number of confirmed cases to 82. The nine case are on Oahu of these cases three are from public schools. Affected schools are from Kaimuki High, Mililani Middle and Niu Valley […]

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Two new Oahu novel H1N1 Flu cases, Hawaii total now 73

Two new Oahu novel H1N1 Flu cases, Hawaii total now 73

Media releases compiled by Baron Sekiya/Hawaii247.com The Department of Health reported two new confirmed cases of novel H1N1 Flu today (May 28). The two Oahu cases brings the state’s total to 73 which includes two on the Big Island and one in Maui County. To date, the Department of Health (DOH) has investigated and conducted […]

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13 new novel H1N1 Flu cases brings Hawaii total to 71

13 new novel H1N1 Flu cases brings Hawaii total to 71

Media releases compiled by Baron Sekiya/Hawaii247.com The Department of Health confirmed 13 new cases of novel H1N1 Flu on Oahu today bringing the total number of cases in Hawaii to 71. Of these cases five were students. Three are elementary student, one a middle school student and one a high school student. The students were […]

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First cases of novel H1N1 Flu on the Big Island

First cases of novel H1N1 Flu on the Big Island

Compiled media releases by Baron Sekiya/Hawaii247.com With 14 new confirmed cases, two of them on the Big Island, the total of novel H1N1 Flu cases in Hawaii is 58. Five of the cases are from the Oahu public schools: Aikahi Elementary, Iliahi Elementary, Kapolei Middle, Mililani Middle, Nanakuli High/Intermediate with a student at each school. […]

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