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Old 04-24-2009, 05:33 PM
 
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Old 04-24-2009, 06:06 PM
 
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I started the same topic in P&OC, it's fits well there too, as a 'controversy' item, and if that Flu really does go pandemic, it sure is going to be huge controversy.
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Old 04-24-2009, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Some place very cold
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The World Health Organization is very concerned right now. Mexico is closing museums and schools. The flu has so far killed 61 healthy young people — not babies or old folks — so it appears deadly.

All it take is one person flying out of Mexico on an airplane to somewhere in the U.S.

Mexico swine flu deaths spur global epidemic fears (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090424/ap_on_he_me/med_swine_flu - broken link)
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Old 04-24-2009, 07:33 PM
 
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It has already been identfied in san antinio and californa. Eight cases i beleive. Heard that it is a different strain that the last whine flu outbreak. Also said to be a strange season to see the first caes from what I read.
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Old 04-24-2009, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Some place very cold
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It has already been identfied in san antinio and californa. Eight cases i beleive. Heard that it is a different strain that the last whine flu outbreak. Also said to be a strange season to see the first caes from what I read.
That's because virus stay alive longer in cold weather -- it's like putting them in the fridge for a longer shelf life.
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Old 04-24-2009, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Found this...NYC no less but not confirmed.

Possible Swine Flu Outbreak At NYC Prep School - wcbstv.com (http://wcbstv.com/topstories/swine.flu.nyc.2.994071.html - broken link)
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Old 04-24-2009, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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The World Health Organization is very concerned right now. Mexico is closing museums and schools. The flu has so far killed 61 healthy young people not babies or old folks so it appears deadly.

All it take is one person flying out of Mexico on an airplane to somewhere in the U.S.

Mexico swine flu deaths spur global epidemic fears (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090424/ap_on_he_me/med_swine_flu - broken link)
There's a reason for that..
Cytokine storm - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:24 PM
 
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Found this...NYC no less but not confirmed.

Possible Swine Flu Outbreak At NYC Prep School - wcbstv.com (http://wcbstv.com/topstories/swine.flu.nyc.2.994071.html - broken link)
Let's hope it isn't.
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:52 PM
 
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This article is very detailed:

Swine Flu Found in Mexican Outbreak - washingtonpost.com

Oh, God. Why can't they stop this by closing down EVERYTHING, EVERYWHERE for a couple of weeks?

Read the article. Apparently one of the tell tale signs of a pandemic is that this swine flu is killing healthy people first. That's what happened when 50 million people died in 1918 and 1919. Usually the flu kills the young and elderly.

I'm really concerned about this. I get the flue and pneumonia shot every year because I'm at risk of not surviving a flu. My son works at a restaurant frequented by affluent people who travel more than the rest of society. My husband travels for a living. Everyone I work with travels. As a matter of fact, all of my coworkers are traveling next week.

I want start wearing a mask now but I'll look like a hypocondriac since I live in Pittsburgh.
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Old 04-24-2009, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Ugh, scary stuff esp after all the threats in avian flu.
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