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Old 04-24-2009, 10:11 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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Scary stuff. It has already killed dozens of people in Mexico. Several confirmed cases have appeared in Texas, but none of those folks died from it.

Yahoo story: Mexico swine flu deaths spur global epidemic fears (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090425/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/med_swine_flu - broken link)

Reuter's story: Reuters AlertNet - Deadly new flu breaks out in Mexico, U.S.

The CDC's page they set up to monitor it: CDC - Influenza (Flu) | Swine Influenza (Flu) Investigation

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Discuss the possible "pandemic" here. Theories, preparations or precautions, etc.

Keep discussion on-topic. No "Mexico bashing" or anything juvenile, please.
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Old 04-25-2009, 12:24 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Kind of worries me since I live in a city where tens of thousands of people cross that border every day. A lot of the low wage workers you see here working in places like fast food live in Tijuana, Mexico. A bit unsettling but hopefully it wont get too bad.
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Old 04-25-2009, 01:28 AM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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Kind of worries me since I live in a city where tens of thousands of people cross that border every day. A lot of the low wage workers you see here working in places like fast food live in Tijuana, Mexico. A bit unsettling but hopefully it wont get too bad.
Well, keep up with the link above to the CDC site, because if you're in that area this blurb is on it:

"Human cases of swine influenza A (H1N1) virus infection have been identified in the U.S. in San Diego County and Imperial County, California"
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Chicago- Lawrence and Kedzie/Maywood
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It doesn't matter if you live near the border.
One person can come from Mexico directly to NY and it will start there.
actually, it already started in NY
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:11 AM
 
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How exactly does the disease transmit from the infected person?? Is it that contagious??
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Old 04-25-2009, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Good thing we don't attract tons of Mexicans here. (Only because of the disease, we already have a rather Mexican part of the city though.
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Old 04-25-2009, 09:28 AM
 
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If they were truly concerned with the safety of our citizens, the Border Patrol would seal off the borders for a while. Obviously they don't and will let infected people pass into the country.
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Old 04-25-2009, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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How exactly does the disease transmit from the infected person?? Is it that contagious??
The same way most contagious diseases work. Coughing, physical contact,etc
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Old 04-25-2009, 11:56 AM
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Location: Ohio
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There were two mild cases of this flu in a high school that's a county away from mine. Neither of the infected high school students has been to Mexico.

http://www.seguingazette.com/story.lasso?ewcd=88ff09097916d899 (broken link)
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Old 04-25-2009, 12:37 PM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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What I don't understand is why people in Mexico are dying from it, but people in the U.S. aren't.
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