Physicians Asked to be on the Lookout for Possible “Hemorrhagic Pneumonia Cases” Among Influenza Patients
The CDC says that there have been some anecdotal reports of possible "hemorrhagic
pneumonia" cases among influenza patients who have died or been hospitalized for
The phrase "hemorrhagic pneumonia" is somewhat outdated, and most clinicians will not use the term to describe this condition, which can be a very rare complication of viral respiratory infection. Some other terms that can be used to describe this include diffuse alveolar hemorrhage (DAH), which can be caused by infections but doesn't have to be, and hemorrhagic pneumonitis.
In any event, it's a serious complication that will sometimes lead to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). It occurs very rarely as a complication of seasonal influenza, and there is some concern that it might be more common in H1N1 infections.
The CDC is asking state health officials to look out for possible cases that may involve clusters of patients who might have these symptoms, or a large proportion of cases with these symptoms (e.g., 4 of 5 deaths). They will invariably be among the most severely ill influenza patients (i.e., deaths, ICU patients).
This is a hard diagnosis to make, and the most telling symptom may be hemoptysis
(bloody sputum, frothy bloody cough), although not all cases will have it.
• Acute onset of rather more severe respiratory infection (dyspnea‐‐ difficulty
breathing‐‐ is common)
• Hemoptysis is often seen on initial presentation (~70% of cases)
• CXR and physical exam will suggest alveolar infiltrates (radiographic opacities)
• Diagnosis is usually made by BAL (brochoalveolar lavage) and pathology testing
(increasingly more hemorrhagic fluid/secretions from sequential BAL
Email sent by the Regional Liaison Officer, Region IV, H1N1 Response Surveillance and
Epidemiology Team, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Questions concerning possible cases or this email may be directed to Medical Epidemiologist Zach Moore, MD, at the North Carolina Division of Public health at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is the way I see it. By this email, that says the CDC (thus the WHO, and govts of the world) KNOW something is going on, they knew it was going to go on ahead of time too!
Now, that leads us to the fact - They have been Lying - when they have said "nothing has changed" in the past with the Swine flu and even currently and the ONLY thing they have to say is "Don't worry about it, just take your Swine Flu Shot"!
It seems, in my opinion the trail of lies keeps getting deeper and the fact the CDC, WHO and governments know the H1N1 is nothing but a bad case of the flu - but they Know much worst is and has been going on, Yet, they do NOT Inform the Public. They do Not change their stance on the vaccine that was made specifically for the Swine flu. Yet, that is Not the big problem nor will be in the near future around the world, from what I have gathered with the way this seems to be spreading.
This email is PROOF That something VERY BAD is Happening - no matter how the WHO wants to hide it!
Now - my question to countries and governments - WHY Hide this? I thought your job as Elected Officials were to Look out for What is Best of the Citizens of your Country - If so - Please start informing your citizens What is REALLY Going On! Start doing the JOB you were elected to - Start Protecting your Citizens by Giving them the TRUTH!
The Evidence is MOUNTING that People have been LIED to by the CDC, WHO, Governments of the World!