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Originally posted by infinite
reply to post by cosmicpixie
The WHO didn't hold a meeting before upgrading the Level to 5. It is likely we could see an upgrade today, Britain and Germany both have human-to-human transmission.
Originally posted by Bullhorn
By the way, the nurse in Germany has made a full recovery. Like so many people have said, unless we are being lied to, there is absolutely no need to upgrade to Level 6.
Originally posted by severdsoul
reply to post by celticniall
No ham, but bacon sandwiches last night were sure good.. almost fixed them again tonight.
Just think all that Jucy Ham gone to waste in India .. what a shame.. Wonder if i paid postage if they would air mail the meat to me? *lol*....
Possibility Probed That Swine Flu Originated in Border Region
Doctors tracking swine flu in California are investigating a new theory: What if it didn't originate in Mexico but instead had been floating around the border region for months?
Growing evidence in California suggests that early flu cases had no apparent origin in Mexico. Many of the early California victims — including the first two cases — say they hadn't traveled to Mexico and had no contact with pigs. Some may have fallen ill before the first Mexicans did.
Those cases contradict the conventional understanding of how the strain originated. They could also offer important clues about the future trajectory of the disease. Other cases here and in other states, as well as abroad, have clear links with Mexico.
The first case discovered in California was a 10-year-old boy in San Diego County, who fell ill with a fever March 30.
Health authorities stumbled upon the case by chance. The boy had a throat swab taken at a clinic during a random check, a common procedure by health officials to monitor illness around the U.S.-Mexico border. "We got lucky," said Chavez.
Originally posted by celticniall
Once the UK case is confirmed, does this automatically raise the WHO level to 6 as that is Mexico, US, Canada, and UK....fits the criteria?