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Originally posted by skitzspiricy
If anyone looks at swine flu leaflet pdf, does the guy on the front cover remind you of Dr Cox from Scrubs or is it just me?
Originally posted by mamana
Originally posted by Burred_Dawg
Originally posted by yzzyUK
the lady who died yesterday was pregnant...
Actually, she had just given birth.
Does anyone know anything about the health of the baby? Was it transferred to the baby during pregnancy?
Influenza A(H1N1) - update 18
6 May 2009 -- As of 16:00 GMT, 6 May 2009, 23 countries have officially reported 1893 cases of influenza A (H1N1) infection.
Mexico has reported 942 laboratory confirmed human cases of infection, including 29 deaths. The United States has reported 642 laboratory confirmed human cases, including two deaths.
The following countries have reported laboratory confirmed cases with no deaths - Austria (1), Canada (165), China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (1), Colombia (1), Costa Rica (1), Denmark (1), El Salvador (2), France (5), Germany (9), Guatemala (1), Ireland (1), Israel (4), Italy (5), Netherlands (1), New Zealand (5), Portugal (1), Republic of Korea (2), Spain (73), Sweden (1), Switzerland (1) and the United Kingdom (28).
Originally posted by skitzspiricy
reply to post by yzzyUK
I think the general idea flying around at the moment is that most of the deaths died from secondary respitory infections such as bacterial pneumonia.
So people are actually getting over the flu, but because of thier immune systems being bashed, they are contracting secondary infections.
Please don't quote me on this, it's just something i've picked up from various articles i've been reading.
[edit on 6-5-2009 by skitzspiricy]
Originally posted by FlyersFan
Look at this pathetic 'update'
Influenza A(H1N1) - update 17
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.
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.
WHO advises no restriction of regular travel or closure of borders.
There is no risk of infection from this virus from consumption of well-cooked pork and pork products.
Further information on the situation will be available on the WHO website on a regular basis.
People who are ill should delay international travel????
No freak'n kidding!
They should be home and not traveling in their own countries either.
Hell .. EVERYONE should be staying in their own countries at this point.
No closing of borders? Of course not .. because the freak'n idiots running the world didn't close off Mexico when they should have.
Last .. remember to wash your hands and eat lots of pork because it isn't contaminated ....
God help us. The world is run by morons!!
What flu viruses circulated this season?
In the United States, influenza A (H1N1), A (H3N2) and B viruses co-circulated throughout the season. Influenza A viruses accounted for 71% of the specimens testing positive for flu by public health laboratories while influenza B viruses accounted for 29%. Early in the season, influenza A (H1N1) viruses predominated, however, as the season progressed, an increasing proportion of sub-typed* influenza A viruses were influenza A (H3N2) viruses. Late in the season, when overall influenza activity was declining, influenza B viruses were more commonly reported than influenza A viruses. Overall, for the 2007-08 U.S. flu season, influenza A (H3N2) viruses were most commonly reported. * Sub typing is the process of identifying an influenza A virus by its genetic and antigenic (biological) properties to determine if it is an influenza A (H3N2) or influenza A (H1N1) virus. Flu A viruses are sub typed in public health laboratories, such as state department of health laboratories and CDC Influenza Division laboratories.