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Mysterious U.S. Swine Flu Probe Widens as Mexico Finds Swine Flu *updated*

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posted on Jun, 7 2009 @ 03:46 PM
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WDSU-TV: New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has been quarantined in China after contracting the H1N1 swine flu virus.4 minutes ago from BNO Headquarters"

Oh my.. I know I should not of.. But I found the whole idea of this funny and I laughed... What the heck is he doing in China anyways?

Dear god it sounds way too close to my (dor) story...

So ray Nagin was in China for whatever reason and he got swine flu.... Damn.... sucks to be him.




posted on Jun, 7 2009 @ 04:02 PM
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From what I'm reading/hearing he was only exposed to the virus while on a flight with an infected person and is being quarantined until they find out if he got it.

What's he doing in China? Where else would he be? New Orleans is not a priority for Mayor Ray Nagin. :shk:



posted on Jun, 7 2009 @ 08:54 PM
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Swine flu leaves US mayor quarantined in China


WASHINGTON (AFP) — The mayor of New Orleans, Ray Nagin, was being held in a hotel in Shanghai, after a fellow passenger on his flight to China fell ill with a suspected case of swine flu, US media reported.

Nagin, his wife, Seletha, as well as a member of his staff were on a 10-day trip to China and Australia aimed at promoting business to his city, the New Orleans Times Picaynune newspaper reported.

A spokeswoman for the southern US city told the daily that the trio, who were quarantined as a precaution, had been seated during their flight near a passenger who showed "signs and symptoms of an influenza-like illness suspected to be of the H1N1 subtype."

City communications director Ceeon Quiett told the daily that Nagin, his wife and aide are "symptom-free" and "being treated with utmost courtesy by Chinese officials," but said there was no word on how long the quarantine would last
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posted on Jun, 7 2009 @ 09:07 PM
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Swine flu renegades risk prosecution after walkout from medical center


Patients displaying symptoms of pandemic disease who refuse to accept medical treatment face prosecution, the department of health said.
The warning came as a 48-year-old man with flu symptoms left Caritas Medical Centre in Cheung Sha Wan yesterday morning without authorization.

He was later returned to the center for treatment.

Though initial test results proved negative for human swine flu (H1N1), the man remains under observation.
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posted on Jun, 7 2009 @ 09:27 PM
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Bible Code: "swine flu man made"

ELS (Equidistant Letter Spacing) Matrix used on swine flu I guess it had to be done sooner or later.



posted on Jun, 7 2009 @ 11:19 PM
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Hey y'awl,

Banished from computer & ATS this past weekend, & just saw this:


a typo
-Thanx to all the usuals-you know who you are-for providing the consistent coverage still...


[edit on 7-6-2009 by sonjah1]



posted on Jun, 7 2009 @ 11:20 PM
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Bible Code: "swine flu man made"


Who/what/when/why/how?


please u2u if don't want to get into on thread. thanks.

[edit on 7-6-2009 by sonjah1]



posted on Jun, 7 2009 @ 11:22 PM
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Say what Willis?


S Korea confirms 48th case of A/H1N1
news.xinhuanet.com...

Nicaragua reports five new A/H1N1 flu cases: Now 26
news.xinhuanet.com...

One new A/H1N1 flu case confirmed in Colombia
news.xinhuanet.com...

Update. Influenza A (H1N1) Regional Report (June 7 2009)
new.paho.org...

Bipartisan WMD Panel Criticizes Obama Plan To Fund Flu Vaccine
www.washingtonpost.com...

Dominican Republic raises A/H1N1 flu count to 60, up 16
news.xinhuanet.com...

PANDEMIC INFLUENZA PREPAREDNESS, RESPONSE, AND RECOVERY GUIDE FOR CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND KEY RESOURCES
www.pandemicflu.gov...

PandemicFlu.gov
www.pandemicflu.gov...



posted on Jun, 7 2009 @ 11:29 PM
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sorry, sleepy post


[edit on 7-6-2009 by sonjah1]



posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 01:44 AM
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Originally posted by JBA2848
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How would you like to see the bill for two weeks of ICU. I don't know how many of these people are going to cope with the bills after this.


Tell me about it. Even if you have excellent health insurance...the out-of-pocket will not be good. But TPTB in U.S. (even worldwide) have known this for years (note date of article):


Huge U.S. economic losses forecast in flu pandemic
Thu Mar 22, 2007 1:19pm EDT
WASHINGTON, March 22 (Reuters) - An influenza pandemic on the scale of the 1918 "Spanish Flu" would inflict $700 billion in economic losses in the United States and a 5.5 percent GDP drop in a year, according to a report released on Thursday.

Such a pandemic could trigger the second-deepest U.S. economic recession since World War Two, the report from the advocacy group Trust for America's Health found.

The group examined the potential economic consequences facing the United States in a pandemic that might occur if, for example, the H5N1 avian influenza virus that has killed 169 people globally mutates to become more readily spread among people...

The U.S. gross domestic product would fall 5.5 percent, or $683 billion, over a year if no vaccine was available.

"Our country is not prepared to face an economic shock of this magnitude," Jeffrey Levi, the group's executive director, told reporters.

Levi said leaders across the country should do more to prepare. Flu pandemics occur three or four times per century and the last one was in 1968.
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The World Bank said in November a pandemic could cost the global economy $800 billion over a year.

www.reuters.com...

Unfortunately, TPTB knew this before the meltdown, so life goes on as usual, I guess, la, la, la, x 2.....


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posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 02:00 AM
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S Korea confirms 48th case of A/H1N1
news.xinhuanet.com...

Nicaragua reports five new A/H1N1 flu cases: Now 26
news.xinhuanet.com...

One new A/H1N1 flu case confirmed in Colombia
news.xinhuanet.com...

Update. Influenza A (H1N1) Regional Report (June 7 2009)
new.paho.org...

Bipartisan WMD Panel Criticizes Obama Plan To Fund Flu Vaccine
www.washingtonpost.com...

Dominican Republic raises A/H1N1 flu count to 60, up 16
news.xinhuanet.com...

PANDEMIC INFLUENZA PREPAREDNESS, RESPONSE, AND RECOVERY GUIDE FOR CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND KEY RESOURCES
www.pandemicflu.gov...

PandemicFlu.gov
www.pandemicflu.gov...

# This wave gives H1N1 a huge pool of opportunities to grow in strength by reassortment with other viruses #swineflu #h1n11 minute ago from web

# This wave of H1N1 has shown the amazing speed of propagation, & how inadequate health authorities controls are #swineflu #h1n13 minutes ago from web

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posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 03:04 AM
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My friend called me and said she is really sick and sohealthyamericans.org... is her husband. The whole flu deal , but not going to the doctor. What for they will not give you anything any more. Interesting side issue her husband had green stuff coming out of his eyes. Which would scare the hell out of me but not him. He took some vet meds and it went away, however the flu lasted. They have been sick a week.
Whats with the green eye condition? Has anyone heard of this?

Well they thought they were prepared, they learned with H1N1
healthyamericans.org...









[edit on 8-6-2009 by saralee]



posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 10:20 AM
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Summer break doesn't start for another 3 weeks here. Could be the time lag in reporting on cases. We also don't know the time line of how it is killing people. Are the deaths of these teachers in the first week, or is it 3 weeks later with a secondary reaction?



posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 11:37 AM
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Philadelphia Woman Dies From Swine Flu


The Philadelphia Department of Public Health and Disease Control have reported that a Philadelphia resident has died from complications of a H1N1 (Swine Flu) infection.

The unidentified adult female succumbed to complications from the illness Sunday while being treated at an area hospital.

So far, 70 cases of H1N1 (Swine flu) have been confirmed in Philadelphia and 11 probable cases are under investigation
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posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 11:40 AM
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Alberta Farmer Whose Swine Farm Started Influenza A (H1N1) In Canada Culls Herd


Edmonton, Alberta (AHN) - Alberta farmer Arnold Van Ginkel, whose swine farm was Ground Zero for the Influenza A (H1N1) in Canada voluntarily, culled all his 2,000 plus herd which was earlier quarantined by federal health authorities..
Ginkel made the decision after he realized his hogs could no longer be sold despite assurances from health authorities that the swine flu could not be transmitted to humans by eating tainted pork.
The culling was announced Sunday by the Alberta Pork Association where Van Ginkel is a member. In a letter to Alberta residents, AP chairman Herbert Simons explained, "Van Ginkel discovered that ongoing questions from some consumers meant processors were reluctant to buy these animals even after the animals were healthy. Faced with the prospect of not being able to market these animals, Van Ginkel made the decision to cull his herd."
Simons added, "A decision to cull animals is never easy for a producer. All producers greatly value their animals.... But rather than let this incident on one farm raise questions about our entire pork industry, Van Ginkel made the selfless decision to cull his herd and remove any doubts."
Van Ginkel told the CanWest News Service, "I am disappointed that I have to cull these animals, but the presence of the Type A H1N1 virus in my herd left me with few options."
He plans to ask for government compensation in the amount estimated at $500,000, according to Van Ginkel's lawyer Keith Wilson.
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posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 12:42 PM
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Ethics of reconstructing Spanish Flu: Is it wise to resurrect a deadly virus?


Recently, a team of US scientists resurrected a virus that has since been labelled 'perhaps the most effective bioweapons agent now known' (von Bubnoff, 2005). In 1918, a highly virulent strain of influenza virus killed up to 50 million people worldwide. The virus – later dubbed the Spanish Flu – killed more people than any other disease of similar duration in the history of humankind. Until last year, this virus was extinct, preserved only as small DNA fragments in victims buried in Alaskan permafrost, or in tissue specimen of the United States Armed Forces Pathology Institute. Now the full sequence of the Spanish Flu virus has been published (Taubenberger et al., 2005) and the virus itself reconstructed. It proved to be as fatal as the original. When tested on mice, it killed the animals more quickly than any other flu virus ever tested (Tumpey et al., 2005).

What sounds like a brilliant piece of science is at the same time a recipe for disaster. Given the availability of the virus' full-genome sequence and the detailed method for its reconstruction on the Internet, its production by rogue scientists is now a real possibility. The Spanish Flu case underlines the need for biosecurity regulations to prevent the proliferation of particularly dangerous knowledge. It is not only a matter of publishing sensitive dual-use information; there are good arguments to stop experiments that are likely to produce sensitive knowledge from the very beginning.

Yes, it is proposed here to restrict science. The outcry is predictable, and yet misplaced. There is no such thing as freedom of science. We as scientists have for decades applied and accepted clear restrictions on the scientific process, and in many – albeit not all – cases for very good reasons. Human experimentation is but one example. The real question is not whether anybody would dare to prevent the course of science, but whether there is a good reason to do so and whether a restriction would have any effect at all – the standard argument being 'if we don't do it, somebody else would do it'.
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posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 01:22 PM
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Philadelphia Woman Dies From Swine Flu


Tidbit to add:

Health department officials say the 26-year-old woman died Sunday. Philadelphia Department of Public Health spokesman Jeff Moran says the woman was very ill when she was hospitalized.

www.philly.com...



posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 01:34 PM
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Swine flu scare at university dorm in Cairo


The AUC is considered one of Egypt's top academic institutions
Egyptian police have imposed quarantine restrictions on a dormitory of the prestigious American University in Cairo after an outbreak of swine flu.

Two students arriving from the US have been diagnosed with the virus that has killed 130 people, mostly in Mexico, and has affected thousands worldwide.

Egypt was the first African country to record a case swine flu.

There are fears the airborne virus could spread quickly in its densely populated urban areas.

Police, some wearing face masks stood at barriers outside the elegant seven-floor AUC dormitory in Zamalek.

Pizzas were delivered to the building during the day but none of the residents were allowed in or out.

The swine flue outbreak led the university to suspend classes until 14 June in line with health ministry advice, reports say.
. . .Egypt is already battling the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu, which has killed an estimated 27 people there since 2006.


news.bbc.co.uk...

...Apparently the US students got past the airport screenings as they are requiring them in Egypt...



posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 02:02 PM
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FAO/IAEA Symposium to Address Use of Nuclear Techniques in Solving Livestock Problems

No there not going to nuke the pigs!


Around 500 animal production and health experts from over 100 countries are set to present up-to-date findings for solving or alleviating factors affecting animal production. In addition, they will discuss modern techniques for curbing animal diseases that affect humans, also known as "zoonoses", which account for 70 percent of all human infectious diseases.



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