Chile Turkey Farms Quarantined After Swine Flu Found

By Nathan Gill and James Attwood Aug. 21 (Bloomberg) — Two Chilean poultry farms are under quarantine after swine flu was detected in turkeys, the first case of the virus found in birds, the nation’s health ministry and U.S. health officials said. Sopraval SA, the Santiago-based producer of poultry, beef and pork products, said agricultural… Read More Chile Turkey Farms Quarantined After Swine Flu Found

Swine Flu Nations Briefed in Preparation for WHO Pandemic Call

By Nathan Gill and Jason Gale      June 11 (Bloomberg) — Leaders of six swine flu-infected countries have been briefed by the World Health Organization in preparation for a “probable change” in the agency’s level of pandemic alert, Chile’s health ministry said.      Officials in Australia, Chile, Japan, Mexico, the U.K. and the U.S. were… Read More Swine Flu Nations Briefed in Preparation for WHO Pandemic Call

WHO Met Global Public Health Officials on Flu Alert

By Nathan Gill      June 11 (Bloomberg) — The World Health Organization spoke with authorities in Australia, Chile, Japan, Mexico, the U.K. and the U.S. yesterday to prepare for a “probable change” in the agency’s pandemic alert scale to the highest level, Chile’s health ministry said.      The WHO sought information on the clinical protocols… Read More WHO Met Global Public Health Officials on Flu Alert

Swine Flu Cases May Increase Until July, Chile Says

By Nathan Gill      June 10 (Bloomberg) — Swine flu cases in Chile, the country with the most infections outside North America, may continue to climb until early July, health officials said.      Confirmed cases reached 1,694, from 890 on June 5, the Ministry of Health in Santiago said in an e-mailed statement yesterday. The… Read More Swine Flu Cases May Increase Until July, Chile Says

Chile Confirms 21 New Cases of Swine Flu, Now Has 107

By Nathan Gill      May 26 (Bloomberg) — Chile’s health ministry confirmed 21 new cases of swine flu today, giving the country a total of 107, the health ministry said.      Nineteen of the new cases resulted from “community transmission” in four different regions, Osvaldo Sagrado, an official in charge of health-care networks at the… Read More Chile Confirms 21 New Cases of Swine Flu, Now Has 107