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State health officials on Friday announced three confirmed cases of swine flu in St. Charles Parish.
St. Charles Parish schools, which have eight days left before summer break, won't cancel classes, Cancienne-Touchard said.
"We'll just continue with our normal cleaning, " she said. "It's what the Office of Public Health recommends." Source
Originally posted by EDteach
Okay, when I highlighted and copied this article, it had a different last sentence. The last sentence said something like, "In a matter of a couple of days, 1000 students, staff, and family members had became ill" weird---I know I read it!
An estimated 1,000 students, their relatives and staff at the St. Francis Preparatory School fell ill in a matter of days.
The wife of a Queens assistant principal in critical condition with swine flu said Friday city health officials told him he was "setting off a panic" last week when he expressed concern that the illness had sickened students at his school.
Bonnie Wiener, whose husband, Mitchell, is assistant principal of Susan B. Anthony Intermediate School in Hollis, one of three schools closed by the latest swine flu outbreak, said the city health department denied the principal's request to close the school because of suspected swine flu cases there.
"If he [the principal] was allowed to shut the school down, my husband would not be in this condition," she said.
"He was chastised by the [department] of health or someone higher that he was setting off a panic," Bonnie Wiener said. "The man said there is nothing to worry about."
She said the health department official told her husband, "Even if it is swine flu, it is still diluted."
"I am outraged," she said. "What does it take to close the schools? We can close because of snow but not a disease, which can kill you."
Wiener's wife and son disputed Bloomberg's contention Thursday that Mitch Wiener may have had pre-existing health conditions.
"I don't know where people got that," Adam Wiener said Friday morning as he prepared to return to the hospital where the family was keeping vigil.
"The only pre-existing condition he has is gout, which is unrelated to complications he's experienced now."
Originally posted by FlyersFan
Originally posted by captaintrippy
First time I've heard hallucinations mentioned as a symptom.
I've read that 'confusion' is a symptom. It may be because of high fever.
But at any rate ... confusion and 'hallucinations' could be closely related.
Concerning the Hemo-modulator "...treatment is to convert the blood to a personal vaccine, stimulating the patient's immune system and allowing it to fight back." sounds like his immune system is not working - underlying gout condition is a chronic inflammation - his immune system can't fight back. With respect and humility, this still seems to confirm 1st wave "W" pattern for A/H1N1. peaking mid May in the USA. 1 hour ago · FluTracker · H1N1 FluTracker