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    Posted: November 20 2009 at 7:54am
The h1n1 virus in Norway has mutaded.
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Stockholm. Norwegian Institute of Public Health have discovered a new variant of the new flu among infected in Norway. In three out of 70 surveyed swine influenza patients in Norway, of which two have died, has the mutant variant found, officials said on Friday.

The Norwegian health authorities do not believe that the mutated variant of the virus has spread to other parts of the population and assure that there is no reason to panic.

- The mutant virus causes a mild illness in most, but can be serious for a few. This variant can reach further into the lungs than the original version, "said Director Geir Stene-Larsen on the National Public Health Institute in a press conference on Friday.

Earlier today announced the chief physician at Ingemar Thiblin Sollefteå hospital that a 71-year-old woman died in the municipality of the new flu.

Death in Sollefteå is the second in the country where a woman died from the flu. The first was a 21-year-old woman with a severe illness due to the bottom, who died on Vrinnevi Hospital in Norrköping on Monday.

The case is the eleventh confirmed the death of swine influenza in the country. Moreover, died of swine flu infected three-year boy in Stockholm on 31 October. Autopsy results in that case will not be publicly until the National Board is finished with his investigation.


The woman belonged to a risk group and had other illnesses aggravated her condition.

That she was older than other patients who have died do not think Hans Boman, infectious disease doctors in Västernorrland County Council, is remarkable.

- She had been due to illness and was a bit older. It is the type of patients usually tend to die in connection with influenza, "he said.
 
 
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Of Public Health have discovered a new variant of H1N1 in Norway. The mutated virus can cause serious illness for some, but health authorities fear the non-proliferation.

Health authorities do not believe that the mutated variant of the virus has spread to other parts of the population and ensuring that it does not turn out the vaccine that is now put in 20 percent of the Norwegian population's arms.

- It is a mutation in the genetic material of the virus that makes us think it's easier transmitted further down the airways.
But it turns out at grave only a few, at most, this will only cause a mild disease, said director Geir Stene-Larsen of Public Health at a press conference Friday.

Laboratory tests from 70 patients are examined for the mutated variant.
The virus has been detected in two of those who have died as a result of the H1N1 virus, and a third person who has had a serious illness.

Do not fear the spread
Stene-Larsen told NTB that it is not certain whether the variant at all contagious from human to human.

- It is demonstrated in three individual patients who have been infected in July and August, and there is currently nothing to suggest that the virus is spreading in the population. We expect no more dead or infected in Norway as a result of this mutation, but will map many more tests to see if it is in circulation.

The mutated virus has been detected in Norway are also found in other countries.
Norwegian health authorities have discussed the matter with the World Health Organization (WHO), but this has not led to any change in vaccination practices.

- All indications are that both the pandemic vaccine and Tamiflu helps against mutation.
So far we know not of the virus anywhere in the world has mutated so that the vaccine does not help, "said Stene Larsen told NTB.

You think the top is reached
Health authorities believe that just under 700,000 people have been svineinfluensasmitten in Norway. After a record-breaking 45 weeks, the infection is now on the way down in South and Central Norway.
They estimate that the infection has peaked in this country.

- We can never be sure, but on the basis of the experience we have from previous epidemics, see it now so that the curves are coming down again.
The figures are substantially lower now than last week, "said Public Health Director to NTB.

Of Public Health estimates that about 25 percent of the population will be infected, but stressed that both the number of deaths and the number who are admitted to hospital have been far lower than previously feared.

Vaccines to eggallergikere
Health Minister Anne-Grete Strøm-Erichsen took the opportunity on Friday's news conference to praise the country's municipalities for vaccination management.

- In Bergen, they have such organized mass vaccination as a large, communal voluntary work. It has been started on a very good way, and after this week are most at risk vaccinated.
Now we will have better predictability to come, since we know that we get 500,000 vaccines delivered in the week, "said Strøm-Erichsen told NTB.

Friday morning there was also a positive message from Austria. Over the next week, Norway will receive the 1000 alternative vaccines to eggallergikere, who can not stand the vaccine type Pandemrix.
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I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.

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Thanks for putting this up. I was tracking Norway yesterday with a huge jump in cases. Something like 500,000 in a week. We may be in for a strange phenomena in Pandemics - a third wave which is nastier. Usually 2nd wave is the brutal one and 3rd wave tapers off.

I will stick my guns on my Pack Theory- I think we have a cluster of viruses and bacteria traveling shotgun with this Pandemic. I will see if I can get more data to support that.

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