Friday, November 13, 2009

New England Journal of Medicine Article on Changes in Swine Flu" 11/13/09 4:41pm


Thanks to a reader of the blog also named Sherry, we have some interesting information, I have not heard about from the media or any governments.

Sherry, linked this New England Journal of Medicine article that just came out, yesterday, with a very interesting article about the Swine Flu.

It seems the media and governments, when they have talked about the "Swine Flu" and how it started, as we all know in Mexico, and they labeled it H1N1 - well it has had changes.

From autopsies it was found it had already morphed into H5N1 in Mexico - almost right away.
So, from reading this article, if I understood it correctly - this whole Swine Flu pandemic along with the Swine Flu Vaccine - may not even be what is really going around right now. This is yet another added virus to the whole lethal concoction already spreading. As I see it, the vaccine, they want everyone to take might not even be for what is actually going around anyway.

Please correct me, if I am not right in my assumptions.


To the Editor: Between April 23, 2009, and May 15, 2009, we performed 15 autopsies on deceased patients in whom probable influenza had been diagnosed either clinically or macroscopically. Small samples of lung tissue were obtained and taken for analysis to the Institute of Epidemiological Diagnosis and Reference in Mexico City. Five infections with the 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) virus were confirmed with the use of a real-time reverse-transcriptase–polymerase-chain-reaction assay, after it was determined that these patients were seronegative for influenza B virus, respiratory syncytial virus, parainfluenza virus (types 1, 2, and 3), and adenovirus.1 From these five patients, organ samples were collected, fixed in 10% formalin, embedded in paraffin, and stained with hematoxylin and eosin. In the remaining 10 patients in whom the 2009 H1N1 virus was not detected, histopathological analyses identified bacterial pneumonia.

All five patients with diagnosed 2009 H1N1 influenza had been residents of Mexico City. Four of them were young adults (ages 22, 26, 28, and 37 years) who were hospitalized with the presumptive diagnosis of influenza. These patients were initially treated with antibiotics for bacterial pneumonia. The fifth patient was an 83-year-old woman with a diagnosis of cerebral hemorrhage, who had no clinical signs of influenza but showed characteristics of hemorrhagic pneumonia on macroscopic evaluation. The patients had died 7 to 13 days after the onset of influenza symptoms.

On autopsy for all five patients, the right and left lungs had increased in weight (650 to 1200 g for each lung; normal, 450 g) and had a solid consistency (see Fig. 1 in the Supplementary Appendix, available with the full text of this letter at In four patients, zones of edema, hemorrhage, or necrosis were observed in the upper respiratory tract on the internal surface of the larynx and trachea, as reported in previous cases of seasonal influenza.2,3 All five patients showed evidence of pulmonary damage and signs of acute interstitial lesions, as noted in patients with avian influenza A (H5N1) virus infection.3,4

In four patients, we observed hyaline membranes, alveolar septal edema, hyperplasia of type II pneumocytes, fibrin thrombus in the vascular lumen, and necrosis of the bronchiolar walls; three patients had inflammatory infiltrate below the endothelium and partial loss and adherence of the endothelium in the medium- and small-caliber intrapulmonary blood vessels (Figure 1). These histologic changes are characteristics of influenza though not pathognomonic. In three patients, we observed pneumonia foci with intraalveolar exudates without evidence of bacterial colonies; however, nearly all the patients had received antibiotic treatment. In two patients, we observed erythrophagocytosis and phagocytosis of inflammatory cells in the liver, spleen, and bone marrow, which is similar to observations in lethal cases of infection with the avian influenza A (H5N1) virus2 (Fig. 2 and 3 in the Supplementary Appendix). One patient had focal centrilobular necrosis of the liver and hemorrhagic necrosis of the adrenal gland cortex, and acute tubular necrosis was observed in another patient.

The cause of death in one patient was parenchymal cerebral hemorrhage. Histologic evaluation of the lungs showed only septal edema and extensive hemorrhage with scarce fibrin thrombi. The interstitial lesion was incipient, and hemorrhage was the predominant characteristic. These observations may represent an early stage of an acute pulmonary lesion that had not yet transitioned from the exudative phase to the proliferative phase.

M. Virgilia Soto-Abraham, M.D.
Juan Soriano-Rosas, M.D.
Hospital General de México
Mexico City, Mexico

Alberto Díaz-Quiñónez, Ph.D.
Instituto de Diagnóstico y Referencia Epidemiológicos
Mexico City, Mexico

Juan Silva-Pereyra, Ph.D.
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Mexico City, Mexico

Patricia Vazquez-Hernandez, M.D.
Oralia Torres-López, M.D.
Hospital General de México
Mexico City, Mexico

Alfonso Roldán, M.D.
Hospital Central Militar
Mexico City, Mexico

Ana Cruz-Gordillo, M.D.
Patricia Alonso-Viveros, M.D.
Francisco Navarro-Reynoso, M.D.
Hospital General de México
Mexico City, Mexico


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I am not a doctor, nor do I know medical information, so I may have read this completely wrong. I look forward to hopefully hearing from those who do understand this better, through comments or emails.


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