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Originally posted by Aeons
reply to post by daddio
I'm sorry. Your article doesn't make sense in the details. I actually agree with one part about some viruses being important to human health for "cleaning out" the system - or at least I think that we've adapted to have a use for them. However, I limit that to Noroviruses since our body doesn't develop immunity to them.
A detail that should make your spidey senses tingle - how do you think a person would survive well with vomiting, diarrhea, if they drink little and consume nothing else? Shouldn't that trigger you to realize that you'd become severely dehydrated? That a parent following that would have a good chance of having a dead child? How is it that this doesn't trigger an alert in your head that the person writing this either doesn't have a clue, or is actively promoting things that will kill you or a loved one?
Originally posted by Hx3_1963
Is it just me or is this thread a little bare today? (No Pun Intended)
I didn't know Tuesday/Wednesday was a "Big Bacon Off-Nite"
Prepare for 'excess deaths', ban travel, postpone Euro elections.
A secret battle plan to tackle swine flu is warning Britain must be ready for a wave of "excess" deaths.
And the plans, shown to the Cabinet's emergency Cobra committee yesterday, reveal that doctors are looking at 437 possible cases - seven times the official confirmed number of 68.....
13 May 2009 -- As of 06:00 GMT, 13 May 2009, 33 countries have officially reported 5728 cases of influenza A(H1N1) infection. Mexico has reported 2059 laboratory confirmed human cases of infection, including 56 deaths. The United States has reported 3009 laboratory confirmed human cases, including three deaths. Canada has reported 358 laboratory confirmed human cases, including one death. Costa Rica has reported eight laboratory confirmed human cases, including one death.
The following countries have reported laboratory confirmed cases with no deaths - Argentina (1), Australia (1), Austria (1), Brazil (8), China (3, comprising 1 in China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and 2 in mainland China), Colombia (6), Cuba (1), Denmark (1), El Salvador (4), Finland (2), France (13), Germany (12), Guatemala (3), Ireland (1), Israel (7), Italy (9), Japan (4), Netherlands (3), New Zealand (7), Norway (2), Panama (29), Poland (1), Portugal (1), Republic of Korea (3), Spain (98), Sweden (2), Switzerland (1), Thailand (2), and the United Kingdom (68).
WHO is not recommending travel restrictions related to the outbreak of the influenza A(H1N1) virus.
Individuals who are ill should delay travel plans and returning travelers who fall ill should seek appropriate medical care. These recommendations are prudent measures which can limit the spread of many communicable diseases, including influenza.
Further information on the situation will be available on the WHO web site on a regular basis.
Originally posted by johnb
It's showing NZ as having 175 cases suspected/confirmed.
2009 swine flu outbreak From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
swine flu.... well some times # happens!!!! lol
Thailand yesterday confirmed its first two cases of influenza type A (H1N1) in patients who had returned from Mexico, becoming the 31st country to be hit by the virus so far.
"There were two confirmed cases of type A (H1N1), both of them contracted in Mexico," he said. "These persons are now well, not sick, without fever. They are now in a normal condition after undergoing a five-day antiviral regimen. The patients have fully recovered and returned home."
The Health Ministry no longer needs to send samples to the US for confirmation.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — With swine flu still spreading, the U.N. health agency is warning countries to limit their use of antiviral drugs to only high-risk patients to ensure adequate supplies in case the virus should mutate and become more dangerous.
The global outbreak appears mild, but skittishness is evident. Not long after Switzerland lifted its advisory against travel to Mexico and the United States on Tuesday, the Japanese national women's soccer team canceled a tour to North America, where most swine flu cases have been reported.
The World Health Organization said Tuesday that antiviral drugs should be given to only patients most at risk.
Its comments appeared aimed at European countries, which have been using antiviral drugs such as Tamiflu and Relenza much more aggressively than the U.S. and Mexico, administering them whenever possible in an attempt to contain the virus before it spreads more widely.
Officials from EU and Latin American nations, including Mexico, were meeting in Prague on Wednesday to discuss ways of combating the threat.
Originally posted by Hx3_1963
Hmmm...read this...am I missing something???
H1N1 Spreads To 3 New Countries; WHO Raises Pandemic Alert
May 13, 2009 7:52 a.m. EST
A(H1N1) virus threat still looms over RP; cases rise to 5,728 in 33 countries
05/13/2009 | 07:45 PM
I've been watching the obits in a regional Iowa newspaper for possible flu cases. Today two obits are for women in their mid 50's who died of a brief or sudden illness. Another obit is too new to have details but the woman was 48. There were also two men, both aged 56, one who died after a brief illness, and one who died while planting corn. There were 15 obits in total. Source: Cedar Rapids Gazette