Swine Flu Put Many Hospitalized Patients Into Icu

Swine flu put many hospitalized patients into ICU

One quarter of Americans sick enough to be hospitalized with swine flu last spring wound up needing intensive care and 7 percent of them died, the first such study of the early months of the global epidemic suggests. That's a little higher than with ordinary seasonal flu, several experts said....

Sections:  news   u.s.   
Topics:  flu   global epidemic   h1n1   hospitalized   icu   intensive care   seasonal flu   sick   study   swine flu   
  • Study Finds Expanded Medicaid Increases Health Care Use
    Come January, millions of low-income adults will gain health insurance coverage through Medicaid in one of the farthest-reaching provisions of the Obama health care law. More
  • New study: debt limit deadline likely extended
    The likely deadline for Congress to prevent the government's first default will be later than earlier thought, a Washington think tank has found. The Bipartisan Policy Center said Friday that the government probably won't reach the brink of default until early September or early October. More
  • Study: New bird flu jumped directly from chickens
    Chinese scientists have for the first time found strong evidence of how humans got infected with a new strain of bird flu: from chickens at a live market. In a small study of four patients who caught the new H7N9 virus, Chinese scientists compared swabs from birds at live markets in eastern China to virus samples from patients. More
  • WHO data on bird flu raises new questions about human transmission
    More than 50 percent of patients infected with a new type of bird flu in China had no contact with poultry, the World Health Organization said on Friday, further raising questions about whether the virus was transmitted between humans. More
  • Hospitals Profit From Surgical Errors, Study Finds
    Since insurers pay more for patients with surgical complications, some hospitals could actually lose money by improving care, researchers said Tuesday. More
  • The Latest: Mexico becomes fourth country to hit 100,000 COVID-19 deaths
    José Luis Alomía Zegarra, Mexico’s director of epidemiology, said there were 100,104 confirmed COVID-19 deaths as of Thursday. The milestone comes less than a week after Mexic ...
    11/20/2020 - 5:18 pm | View Link
  • Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s what happened Nov. 19 with COVID-19 in the Chicago area
    Illinois public health officials reported 168 coronavirus-related deaths Thursday, the most in a single day since the height of the disease’s spring surge in mid-May. With the latests fatalities, the ...
    11/20/2020 - 12:30 pm | View Link
  • A Bright-Red Map and a Dire Warning as the Coronavirus Task Force Meets at the White House
    Americans are being urged to rethink Thanksgiving plans. And international officials talk of a “lost generation” as schools close around the world.
    11/20/2020 - 7:30 am | View Link
  • Racial, ethnic minorities continue to die from covid-19 at much higher rates, Post analysis shows
    While overall fatality rates have plummeted since the spring, experts say many of the deaths in minority communities are preventable.
    11/20/2020 - 7:22 am | View Link
  • Sports paused, sorority party canceled, curfews eyed: News from around our 50 states
    A University of Alabama sorority canceled plans for a city-approved party for as many as 600 people following complaints that the huge outdoor bash could spread the new coronavirus as the pandemic ...
    11/20/2020 - 12:06 am | View Link
  • More


Comment On This Story

Welcome to Wopular!

Welcome to Wopular

Wopular is an online newspaper rack, giving you a summary view of the top headlines from the top news sites.

Senh Duong (Founder)
Wopular, MWB, RottenTomatoes

Subscribe to Wopular's RSS Fan Wopular on Facebook Follow Wopular on Twitter Follow Wopular on Google Plus

MoviesWithButter : Our Sister Site

More U.s. News