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Originally posted by xoxo stacie
reply to post by blackrabbit1
I was listening to the conference this morning and they said it isn't the severity it is how far it has spread. (different WHO regions etc.)
They claimed to have only had confirmation of human to human transfer in the USA and Mexico as of the time of the conference which is total bullpucky! They know it is already over in the EU nations and has been human to human there too. They are/where most likely waiting for the markets to close as usual before telling everyone it is really a six like they have told most states here in the USA.
Originally posted by tiger28
my child just showed me an 'important' note from school- apparently a student in our district is being tested for swine and they are warning us not to panic and tell our kids about handwashing etc. why isnt the school closing??? orange county ny-- about 50 miles outside of nyc -- now i am starting to panic....
Originally posted by Vitchilo
Influenza A(H1N1) - update 8.1
1 May 2009 -- The situation continues to evolve. As of 23:30 GMT, 1 May 2009, 13 countries have officially reported 367 cases of influenza A(H1N1) infection.
The United States Government has reported 141 laboratory confirmed human cases, including one death. Mexico has reported 156 confirmed human cases of infection, including nine deaths.
The following countries have reported laboratory confirmed cases with no deaths - Austria (1), Canada (34), China, Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region (1), Denmark (1), Germany (4), Israel (2), Netherlands (1), New Zealand (4), Spain (13), Switzerland (1) and the United Kingdom (8).
Further information on the situation will be available on the WHO website on a regular basis.
WHO advises no restriction of regular travel or closure of borders. It is considered prudent for people who are ill to delay international travel and for people developing symptoms following international travel to seek medical attention, in line with guidance from national authorities.
There is also no risk of infection from this virus from consumption of well-cooked pork and pork products. Individuals are advised to wash hands thoroughly with soap and water on a regular basis and should seek medical attention if they develop any symptoms of influenza-like illness.