The novel H1N1 swine flu virus looks like it’s going to hang out in the United States all summer, epidemiologist Dan Jernigan of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said at a press conference today. “Influenza season normally has ended by now, however the novel H1N1 continues in the United States,” said Jernigan. “We’re anticipating that we will see the novel H1N1 continue with activity probably all the way into our flu season in the fall and winter.” CDC testing now shows that 89% of the influenza virus still circulating in the United States is the novel H1N1 strain. Jernigan said the northeastern part of the country continues to see increased numbers of swine flu cases, and it may be related to the cooler climate in that region and influenza’s penchant for lower temperatures. He said in the areas hardest hit by the virus, it appears to infect about 7% of the populations. “Clearly there are hundreds of thousands of cases that have occurred in the U.S.,” he said. The press conference also focused on a study about the virus in healthcare workers coming out tomorrow in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The study closely examines 26 of these cases and finds that half likely were acquired in a healthcare setting. “Probably the single most important thing is that infectious patients be identified at the front door,” said Michael Bell, the CDC’s associate director of infection control. He said healthcare workers also have to be reminded to take time off if they have flu-like symptoms. Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)Many cases of swine flu now are occurring in summer camps, and the CDC has posted on its Web site a “guidance” that describes how best to prevent the spread of the virus in those settings. In particular, any children or staff who develop a case of influenza-like illness before camp starts are asked not to attend for at least seven days after their illness began.
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SERVICE N.S./MUNICIPAL RELATIONS–Legislation to EliminateBusiness Occupancy Tax Introduced A bill to eliminate the business occupancy tax was introducedtoday, May 5, on behalf of Nova Scotia’s 55 municipalities. Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations Minister Barry Barnetsaid the tax is inefficient for municipalities and businesses andcreates the perception of double property taxation in NovaScotia. “As we market Nova Scotia as a good place to do business, this isa perception we can do without,” the minister said. “This day has been a long time coming,” said Mayor CharlesCrosby, president of the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities. “Out of this legislation will come a commercial property taxsystem that is simpler for municipalities and businesses. The 55municipalities in Nova Scotia stand squarely behind this bill andwe look forward to it becoming law.” Business occupancy tax is paid on the assessed value of acommercial property. Depending on the type of business, the taxis the commercial tax rate multiplied by either 25, 50 or 75 percent of the individual business’s commercial assessment. In the 25 per cent category are businesses such as campgrounds,restaurants, automobile dealerships and hotels. About 11 per centof businesses fall into this category. The 75 per cent category includes businesses such as insurancecompanies, banks and other financial institutions. Thesebusinesses comprise about three per cent of Nova Scotiabusinesses. All other Nova Scotia businesses — about 85 per cent — are inthe 50 per cent category. Among the many issues raised in the consultations that took placebefore this legislation was the impact of going to rate-times-assessment on seasonal, tourism-related businesses. Currently,these businesses pay the business occupancy tax only during themonths they are open. To offset this impact, seasonal businesses will be taxed bymunicipalities at 75 per cent of the commercial tax rate. Thismeasure becomes effective April 1, 2006. The business occupancy tax will also be eliminated immediatelyfor other businesses in the 25 per cent category, such as year-round tourism accommodations, restaurants and automobile dealers. Businesses in the 50 per cent category, which includes most NovaScotia businesses, will see the business occupancy tax phased outover five years. Banks and other businesses in the 75 per cent category willcontinue to pay business occupancy tax for seven years until itis eliminated in year eight. The legislation introduced today also addresses a situationunique to owners of commercial rental space. Under the currentsystem, the owner of the building pays property tax, but thecommercial tenant pays the business occupancy tax. Under the new rate-times-assessment system, the owner of the property would seea significant increase in annual municipal taxes. While manycommercial leases have tax increase clauses, others do not. Forthose that do not, the legislation allows building owners torecover this additional tax from their tenant, who is no longerpaying the business occupancy tax. Incorporated villages and rural fire districts also are in aunique situation. They currently charge a single rate for bothresidential and commercial properties, and this rate is alsoapplied to the business occupancy assessment. In order for themto recover revenues that would be lost by eliminating thebusiness occupancy tax, and to ensure residential properties arenot impacted, villages and rural fire districts will be allowedto charge a commercial rate that is not to exceed 1.5 times theresidential rate. Charities and non-profits are currently exempt from paying thebusiness occupancy tax. To offset the increased commercial tax,the Municipal Government Act allows municipalities to provideeither tax relief or a grant to affected organizations. If passed, the legislation calls for the phase-out of thebusiness occupancy tax to begin April 1, 2006.