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Originally posted by AquilaCat
reply to post by Bombeni
That's why I raise my own chickens. Strictly for egg-laying. They are too much like pets now to kill them, but if I wanted to eat chicken, you can bet I'm going to avoid the fast-food variety and go straight to a local farmer for all my meat. We already are getting our milk locally.
I think if we all tried to get our foods locally and sacrified the time to cook it ourselves, we might be healthier overall and the sanitation practices would be more closely examined. Or if they aren't, then we can keep an eye on local places and call it in if we think something is amiss or if we think the animals aren't being treated well. If we can keep an eye on these places, rather than trusting the government with the inspections, maybe we can avoid things like the flu vaccine. So local animals, hopefully better sanitation and health, fewer problems. Thoughts?
Also, is it just me, or have there been more suspected and confirmed cases today than anytime previously?
Originally posted by Hx3_1963
US, California: Reports of two confirmed swine influenza cases in Marin County. #swinefluless than a minute ago from web
After taking hits on product safety for everything from tainted toys to tainted milk, China wasted no time banning U.S. pork imports in the wake of the swine flu outbreak.
China and a string of other countries have moved to ban pork and other meat products from some U.S. states over the past week. The trend on Tuesday drew a rebuke from U.S. officials, who are warning trading partners that such embargoes could trigger "serious trading disruptions."
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Mexico City restricts thousands of public places over swine flu
MEXICO CITY, Mexico (CNN) -- About 35,000 public venues in Mexico City were shut down or told to serve only takeout meals Tuesday as officials tried to contain a deadly swine flu outbreak.
Authorities ordered restaurants to serve only takeout food and mandated the closing of bars, clubs, theaters, pool halls, gyms, sport centers and convention halls until May 6, said Juan Jose Garcia Ochoa, a top city government official.
City officials did not shut down public transportation because only the federal government can do that, Garcia said. But city officials asked the Mexican government to take that step, he said.
"That's a very serious and extreme matter," he said.
Swine flu has been ruled out as the cause of one of two recent deaths being investigated by the Los Angeles County coroner's office.
Coroner's Assistant Chief Ed Winter said Tuesday that swine flu was not found in a La Mirada man.
Winter says lab testing is pending in the case of a Long Beach man but swine flu is now not suspected.
Both deaths were reported to the coroner's office on Monday.
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‘Many hundreds’ of kids may have swine flu
82 of 380 students at one school for autistic kids are sick, N.Y. mayor says
msnbc.com news services
updated 20 minutes ago
Several hundred students have fallen ill at the New York school hit by a swine flu outbreak, city officials said Tuesday as the number of confirmed cases in the United States rose to 68, with at least seven people hospitalized.
A U.S. health official said deaths were likely.
"I fully expect we will see deaths from this infection" as swine flu cases are investigated, said Richard Besser, acting director of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.