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Swine Flu news and updates thread

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posted on May, 12 2009 @ 08:57 AM
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New virus "very unstable," more changes seen: expert
Tue May 12, 2009 8:56am EDT
www.alertnet.org...

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A leading virologist has described the new H1N1 influenza virus as "very unstable," meaning it could mix and swap genetic material when exposed to other viruses.

The new virus, which has infected 5,251 people in 30 countries and killed 61, has displayed great efficiency in spreading among people, said Guan Yi, a microbiologist with the University of Hong Kong.

"This virus has been around only a few months, it is very unstable ... and we know that its presence is dramatically increasing in human population, so the chance of it meeting with H5N1 is actually increased," Guan said in an interview on Tuesday.
More at Link...

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posted on May, 12 2009 @ 09:03 AM
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Thats very bad news you could say



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 09:06 AM
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# US, Colorado: State officials confirm 11 cases of influenza A (H1N1) in 11 counties. #swineflu2 minutes ago from web



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 09:06 AM
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# US, Missouri: State health officials confirm four new cases of influenza A (H1N1) in children, state total rises to 14. #swineflu24 minutes ago from web



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 09:10 AM
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Here's WHO's newest? charts...

en.wilkipedia.org

upload.wikimedia.org...



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 09:24 AM
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3 more cases of swine flu in UK, total now 68



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 09:29 AM
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You just beat me to it. Is Breaking news, 2 children 1 adult cases confirmed for swine flu will post link once I have it.



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 09:35 AM
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Mexico: 165 Additional Cases and Two Additional Fatal Cases of Influenza A (H1N1) Confirmed; Total Increases to 2,282 Cases and 58 Deaths
less than 10 seconds ago from web

so now we are at 63 deaths worldwide.



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 09:38 AM
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Jonny beat me 2 it


And then there were 2? Think Wy got one around YellowStone? Leaves Ms & WV?

US, Montana: CDC Confirms Montana’s First Case of Influenza A (H1N1) in Billings. #swineflu2 minutes ago from web

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada: 2 confirmed casesSource: CNW Group CanadaDate: May 11 20091 minute ago from twitterfeed

Windsor Essex, Ontario, Canada: 5 Confirmed casesSource: CNW GroepDate: May 11 20091 minute ago from twitterfeed

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posted on May, 12 2009 @ 09:43 AM
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We're close to the dreaded 50 state mark. How many left now? 5 or 4?



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 09:53 AM
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I think there are only 2 states left in the USA like Hx3_1963 said.

At least the Viralogist in Hong Kong is being honest. I think he is one of the few that is being truthful with what is going on. It does bring a new light to this as it is still in the very early stages and is still spreading very quickly.



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 09:54 AM
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A federal emergency is not far off then.

CDC have said the flu is "spreading too fast" - not the best way to bestow confidence onto the population.



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 09:57 AM
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All this official figures are largerly underreported and can be multiplied for at least 100 times. How can a virus that spreaded so easily to almost all US states have infected only little more than 3.000 people? That's mathematically impossible!
Here in South America there must be, right now, more than 1.000 cases. The labs are working very very slowly, probably in order not to confirm too many more cases. That would be too bad for the economy.



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 09:58 AM
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What will happen when they declare a Federal Emergency? Does anyone know for sure or has waht has been brought up in the thread just speculation?



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 10:08 AM
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Doesn't the WHO's level 5 declaration automatically require all countries that are members to institute emergency power's to get into the containment stage? Or did I just read that part wrong is it only at the "state" level that this is required for now?
It seems very odd that they would require it to only be the state's required to institute an emergency declaration; due to the fact that the Federal government and other countries governments are the one's in charge of the testing and information sharing. NOT that we are being told squat anymore, but hey they are the one's in charge right now.

To Add:
Never mind... Level 5 into Level 6 and the Post Pandemic period require ALL governmental agencies to be in a state of emergency to enact the power's necessary to contain the outbreak at the stages past Level 4. So basically we are already in a state of emergency since they declared a Level 5


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posted on May, 12 2009 @ 10:19 AM
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It's time to educate ourselves...

Why this current pandemic is only the start and "they've" known it for a long time. We have a myriad of novel diseases heading our way and the solution is the typical "something we should have been doing all along". Funny how the things that take the biggest bite out of your ass were the ones you thought you could blow off...

Please take the time to watch Man, that bush meat sure was tasty

Part Two:
There's been a lot of questions about virus mutation and vaccines. The real issue isn't so much the constant mutation since the vaccines target a specific part of the bug. The problem has more to do with other viruses the flu can steal some genetic code from, a process called "antigen shift" and "antigen drift".

Here's a cool youtube video that explains antigen shift (strangely hot science chick narrating) not to be confused with the really crappy techno band. Oh, "dub step" band, excuse me.

And the other dance of viral death, Antigenic Drift





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posted on May, 12 2009 @ 10:26 AM
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posted on May, 12 2009 @ 10:34 AM
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posted on May, 12 2009 @ 10:35 AM
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Check out this site...go through all the page...


Mexican flu projections: worldwide report updated to May 6
Published on May 12th, 2009
www.gleamviz.org...



posted on May, 12 2009 @ 10:35 AM
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Take a close look at what's happening in Egypt. Things can get really ugly!
www.recombinomics.com..." target="_blank" class="postlink">www.recombinomics.com...



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