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Swine Flu news and updates thread

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posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 06:17 PM
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Originally posted by asala

WCBS-TV: The swine flu outbreak has spread to Nassau. Health Commissioner is scheduled to announce the County's first confirmed case


on long island?




posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 06:17 PM
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Latest update for New Zealand

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Fourteen people in Auckland are now being treated as having swine flu with another 31 suspected cases nationwide. At a press conference in Wellington this morning, health officials said there were now 12 people from Rangitoto College who had tested positive for Influenza A. They believed 12 had swine flu. Meanwhile it has emerged this morning that two Auckland travellers, who had returned on to New Zealand on US flights, were also being treated for swine flu after testing positive for Influenza A. Officials said while World Health Organisation swine flu tests in Melbourne had only been completed on three swabs sent from the Rangitoto College party – all three had come back positive and therefore they believed the rest of the group - plus the two Auckland travellers - also had swine flu. There were no other probable cases outside Auckland as yet but 31 people around the country had been tested for Influenza A and were suspected of possibly having the illness. They include 10 people in Nelson, eight in Christchurch, four in Hutt Valley, two in Taranaki, five in Waikato and another five in Auckland. At least 179 people are in isolation nationwide. Meanwhile, two women with suspected flu symptoms have been detained by health officials after arriving at Auckland Airport this morning. An Auckland Regional Public Health Service official said the two arrived on a Qantas flight from Los Angeles early this morning. Two women with suspected flu symptoms were detained by health officials after arriving at Auckland Airport this morning. They have been taken to Middlemore Hospital and will be tested for swine flu. More details are expected later this morning. Thousands of New Zealanders may have been exposed to the deadly swine flu virus because of a three-day delay in alerting health boards to potentially infected people.



posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 06:19 PM
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4 potential cases in AZ



posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 06:19 PM
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I assume so that was all that was given,



Fox News is reporting that a plane at BWI airport is quarantined after arriving from Mexico. Ambulances arrived, workers wearing masks.

Its a AirTran Airways flight arriving from Cancun, Mexico; local Fox affiliate says one person on board with possibly flu like symptoms.







[edit on 28-4-2009 by asala]



posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 06:21 PM
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posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 06:22 PM
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Another news site here in NZ:

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The number of New Zealanders potentially afflicted by swine flu continues to rise, with14 cases of swine flu-linked influenza A now in New Zealand.




[edit on 28-4-2009 by antmar]



posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 06:24 PM
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Originally posted by antmar
Another news site here in NZ:

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The number of New Zealanders potentially afflicted by swine flu continues to rise, with14 cases of swine flu-linked influenza A now in New Zealand.




[edit on 28-4-2009 by antmar]


maps.google.com...

they have much more in NZ than 14



posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 06:24 PM
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20 suspected cases here in Wi. .....



www.nbc15.com...



posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 06:25 PM
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Originally posted by TheCoffinman
www.thewest.com.au...


Ah - What?! 6,000 -
alright this is ridiculous.
How can a reported estimated account - vary to such a degree from
country to country?
It is just another absurdity.



posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 06:27 PM
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Originally posted by TheCoffinman



they have much more in NZ than 14


The additional numbers are suspected cases. We have 3 absolutely confirmed, and 11 others 'likely' because they were in the same travel group as each other. All were confirmed with Influenza A.

[edit on 28-4-2009 by antmar]



posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 06:27 PM
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maps.google.com...

Dominican Republic has 1 suspected case..


SMR

posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 06:39 PM
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Swine Flu's Ground Zero? - Townspeople Are Convinced
Residents Report Respiratory Problems Near Farm With 15,000 Pigs

OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ, Associated Press Writer
POSTED: 1:53 am PDT April 28, 2009
UPDATED: 4:08 pm PDT April 28, 2009


As early as February, neighbors all around her were coming down with unusually strong flu symptoms -- and the caseload kept growing. When state health workers came to investigate March 23, some 1,300 people sought their medical help. About 450 were diagnosed with acute respiratory infections and sent home with antibiotics and surgical masks.

Cordova insists the rest of the community had suffered from H2N3, a common flu, based on other 34 samples. While Mexican authorities haven't determined how or where the swine flu outbreak began, Gov. Fidel Herrera said Tuesday that "there is not a single indicator" suggesting it started in La Gloria.

But Jose Luis Martinez, a 34-year-old resident of the town, made the swine flu connection the minute he heard a description of the symptoms on the news: fever, coughing, joint aches, severe headache and, in some cases, vomiting and diarrhea.


"When we saw it on the television, we said to ourselves, 'This is what we had,'" he said Monday. "It all came from here. ... The symptoms they are suffering are the same that we had here."

Townspeople blame their ills on pig waste from that lies upwind, five miles (8.5 kilometers) to the north. The toxins blows through other towns, only to get trapped by mountains in La Gloria, they say.

*Granjas Carroll de Mexico, half-owned by Virginia-based Smithfield Foods, Inc., has 72 farms in the surrounding area.

When Associated Press journalists on Monday entered a Granjas Carroll farm that has been the focus of community complaints, the cars were sprayed with water. Victor Ochoa, the general director, required the visitors to shower and don white overalls, rubber boots, goggles and masks and step through disinfectant before entering any of the 18 warehouses where 15,000 pigs are kept.

MY SOURCE AND COMPLETE STORY




Animal health expert Peter Roeder, a consultant to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization, said many possibilities exist for how the virus first jumped to humans, and that it could have happened months or even a year ago.

Roeder said it's possible someone tending the pigs could have passed a human influenza virus to a pig already infected with another type of swine flu, and then that pig could have also come into contact with a bird virus. Then, the new H1N1 virus formed could have been transmitted back to the workers.

But that's just a theory -- and no one has any evidence that it happened in La Gloria.




posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 06:43 PM
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Across the US - We've got the latest details on the ever-spreading swine flu. Two people in New York have been hospitalized, and a person in Los Angeles has died. In both cases, health officials suspect Swine Flu

www.wset.com...

[edit on 28-4-2009 by TheCoffinman]



posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 06:45 PM
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Originally posted by ImzadiDax
20 suspected cases here in Wi. .....



www.nbc15.com...


this is getting too close to home


does anyone think we will reach a point where we stop reporting suspected cases and move on to reporte deaths in the usa?



posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 06:46 PM
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So they're trying to concoct an official story as to how these various strains could have mixed? How do they explain the bird flu strain in it?
One thing though, these suspected cases? Is everyone with the flu suspected of having this? That could really blow this out of proportion. And their amounts of infected people vary so much. Cannot help but take this very seriously, but I wonder if they're orchestrating a media fear and campaign on this to whip up something else. This seems like some kind of major manipulation.

[edit on 28-4-2009 by mystiq]


SMR

posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 06:46 PM
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One death has been ruled NOT to have been 'Swine' related
www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 06:48 PM
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Originally posted by asala
reply to post by TheCoffinman
 


I assume so that was all that was given,



Fox News is reporting that a plane at BWI airport is quarantined after arriving from Mexico. Ambulances arrived, workers wearing masks.

Its a AirTran Airways flight arriving from Cancun, Mexico; local Fox affiliate says one person on board with possibly flu like symptoms.




[edit on 28-4-2009 by asala]




Seems to have been a false alarm. FN is reporting that all passengers have been cleared.



posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 06:49 PM
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Originally posted by elitegamer23
reply to post by ImzadiDax
 



Originally posted by ImzadiDax
20 suspected cases here in Wi. .....



www.nbc15.com...


this is getting too close to home



Yeah real close. Also a lot of suspected cases in Nebraska and Missouri. We are just about surrounded here in Iowa. Probably not long til we have a case.

does anyone think we will reach a point where we stop reporting suspected cases and move on to reporte deaths in the usa?


[edit on 28-4-2009 by pcgeek]

[edit on 28-4-2009 by pcgeek]



posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 06:52 PM
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Portland, Maine
12 suspected cases. Source: WSCH6

Worchester, Massachusetts
2 suspected cases. Source: Boston.com



posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 06:53 PM
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Originally posted by SMR
Swine Flu's Ground Zero? - Townspeople Are Convinced


Roeder said it's possible someone tending the pigs could have passed a human influenza virus to a pig already infected with another type of swine flu, and then that pig could have also come into contact with a bird virus. Then, the new H1N1 virus formed could have been transmitted back to the workers.




Right, I'd say it is much more likely that somebody mixed these together in a lab.



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