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Canadian swine flu cases rise to 51
As the number of cases of human swine flu in Canada climbed to 51, Canada's chief public health officer expressed optimism that the outbreak might turn out to be relatively mild.
And a new poll suggests Canadians, for the most part, are staying calm.
The Ipsos Reid poll, conducted exclusively for Canwest News Service and Global National, says fewer than half of those surveyed, 47 per cent, said they are "somewhat" or "very much" concerned that they or someone in their family might contract swine flu over the coming weeks or months.
Originally posted by 13Etznab
YES I remember, I saw two separate step too. 5 AND 6.
Now they are both togheter! They changed it yesterday!
This is really suspicious.
Phase 5 is characterized by human-to-human spread of the virus into at least two countries in one WHO region. While most countries will not be affected at this stage, the declaration of Phase 5 is a strong signal that a pandemic is imminent and that the time to finalize the organization, communication, and implementation of the planned mitigation measures is short.
Phase 6, the pandemic phase, is characterized by community level outbreaks in at least one other country in a different WHO region in addition to the criteria defined in Phase 5. Designation of this phase will indicate that a global pandemic is under way.
The Egyptian authorities have begun in earnest the slaughter of over 300,000 pigs, in what was originally described as a precaution against swine flu.
Officials now say the move is a general health measure aimed at restoring order to Egypt's pig-rearing industry.
The move has been widely criticised and the World Health Organisation says there is no evidence that pigs are transmitting the virus to humans.
Originally posted by Cloudsinthesky
reply to post by pmbhuntress
Thanks for your info.......WoW I am starting to believe that the flu starting in Mexico is a hoax......and that it started here in the U.S.
People here in SW MO have flu symtoms as well. My whole family has been hit.......we just have not had the fever.....
What part of NC do you live? Another member confirmed that they are not testing everyone there in NC.......I confirmed the same thing in SC...
Originally posted by xoxo stacie
reply to post by infinite
Just got off the cell with my Brother in North Carolina he is a trama Np and says it is true they are inundated with test's and are asking them to only send in test's for "severly ill". It isn't only there it is NATION WIDE. The only cases you are going to see is about people who are in really bad shape and require hospitalization period.
Here in my small town they are not testing as well from a personal experience.....
But this Mexico info..........
Hong Kong sealed a downtown hotel with hundreds of tourists and employees inside as authorities worked Saturday to prevent an outbreak of swine flu, searching for anyone who had contact with a Mexican tourist who brought the virus into the territory.
The swift, aggressive action indicated how eager officials are to prove they have learned from the deadly spread of SARS in 2003, when Hong Kong was criticized for imposing quarantine measures too slowly.
A masked hotel guest inside flashed a handwritten sign through the lobby window to journalists swarming outside. It read, "We will exchange information for beer and food and cigarettes."
Originally posted by IamNow
H1N1 Resistant to Tamiflu
March 05, 2009
This means having a vaccination may be the only way for many to beat the flu this year.
The swine flu virus is described as a completely new strain, an intercontinental mixture of human, avian and swine viruses. Tellingly, there have been no reported A-H1N1 infections of pigs.
According to a source  known to former NSA official Wayne Madsen, “A top scientist for the United Nations, who has examined the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Africa, as well as HIV/AIDS victims, concluded that H1N1 possesses certain transmission “vectors” that suggest that the new flu strain has been genetically-manufactured as a military biological warfare weapon.
Originally posted by pmbhuntress
What gets me is why didnt they call that a pandemic?
Originally posted by FlyersFan
Originally posted by infinite
it seems all the main contributors(twitter, etc) have pulled them.
For reasons unknown.
I betchya I can figure out a reason or two for them having pulled them.
Intimidation for one. They got sick themselves for another.
Originally posted by JacKatMtn
reply to post by Chevalerous
I think it should be at 6 as well, going by the WHO info, it has reached that phase, IMO.
Why are they not raising the level? Why are they not using their own readily available guidelines?
It is a little strange.