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Originally posted by Frank8
I live in brimingham al, there was a confirmed case in madison co.
Originally posted by aramaki
The CDC "is overwhelmed with testing," she said. Current testing turnaround time for results is 48 hours.
Broward Health Department Director Paula Thaqi did not say how many cases were referred to the state for testing, but "because of enhanced surveillance, there have been many specimens that have been forwarded."
Originally posted by Kram09
A member of my family has flown to the United States and gone on a cruise.
In your personal opinion, on a scale of 1-10, considering the situation that we are in now, what do you think the chances are of them catching this flu?
The last, and mildest, of three pandemics during the 20th Century, it was first reported in Hong Kong in July, spreading swiftly through a densely populated area, and infecting 15 per cent of the country's population.
The outbreak only lasted six weeks in Hong Kong but within the first fortnight it had spread through Asia to northern Australia and Europe.
By September 1968, the virus entered California, carried by troops returning from the Vietnam War, and by December had spread through America.
The following year it spread through Japan, Africa and South America.
Deaths around the world peaked in December 1968 and January 1969 with the elderly being hit hardest.
However, the flu remained virulent and hit hard again the following winter. 30,000 people in England and Wales died from it, including 2850 in one week in January 1970.
The Hong Kong flu was the first known outbreak of the H3N2 strain. It arose in pigs infected with avian and human viruses and was soon transferred to humans.
Experts believe that thousands more might have died but had built up an immunity from the previous pandemic, the Asian flu virus, which had swept through the world in 1957, killing an estimated two million people.
Originally posted by thecrow001
we are never going to know the real numbers because we all know that we are being lied to one way or an other. Does any one know if the WHO are going issue another link or what ever. panic level 3 for me, when it gets to 4 i am going for panic sex anyone
i dont know anybody to have panic sex with ...... im in a #ty state here....
Ct has one confirmed case
my sister there just told me so make the total state count 20 even.