Monday, June 15, 2009

Sudden Death H1N1?

"...If confirmed as a case of H1N1, Ryan Settlemoir's death would be the third in Michigan from the virus.

"According to the Michigan Department of Community Health, there have been 418 confirmed cases of H1N1 in the state. In the United States, there have been 17,855 confirmed or probable cases and 45 deaths from the virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"The Michigan Department of Community Health is doing further testing to confirm what caused Settlemoir's death. Health departments in Oakland, Macomb and Washtenaw counties also are investigating the death, Madison Heights Police Chief Kevin Sagan said.

"Settlemoir was the only Madison Heights officer hospitalized, but he wasn't the only one who got sick. About 22 Police Department employees fell ill between late May and early this month, Sagan said.

"In addition to influenza, Chris Settlemoir said his brother tested positive, initially, for Legionnaires' disease. But University of Michigan and Macomb County health officials said further testing confirmed he didn't have the disease, which typically is caused by bacteria found in warm water, like in hot water tanks or air conditioning systems.

"More tests will be conducted during the autopsy, Chris Settlemoir said.

"Ryan Settlemoir, who became a Madison Heights officer in 2002, was hospitalized June 1 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township with flu symptoms and respiratory problems. He was airlifted to the U-M Medical Center on June 2, Sagan said.

"According to officials from U-M, the general cause of death was lung failure, acute respiratory distress syndrome and multiple-organ failure..."



"Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice" (Isaiah 41:10, AMP).
"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up" (Gal. 6:9).
"Lift up your heads…that the King of glory may come in" (Psalm 24:7, AMP).
"Call on Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall honor and glorify Me" (Psalm 50:15)
"Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things" (Col. 3:1-2).

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