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Originally posted by DropOfKim
reply to post by EDteach
Are you in the states? I can't seem to find a way to get it for my daughter (12) without her having some condition that requires her to have it. Ugh.
Originally posted by shadowmantn
New Case in Arkansas
Just received this by email.
Dr. James Phillips, an epidemiologist with the Arkansas Department of Health, says a person who lives in Pulaski County tested positive for the virus. Phillips says the person has recovered. The doctor says three other "close contacts" with the patient came down with flulike symptoms. All recovered, and Phillips says they won't be tested. So far, Arkansas has had seven confirmed cases of H1N1 since the outbreak began several weeks ago. One came from Saline County, one was a school-aged child in Lawrence County and four others came from a group of National Guard airmen visiting from Nevada and New Jersey.
Official: Underlying condition present in N.Y. swine flu
NEW YORK (CNN) -- An assistant principal who died after being hospitalized with the H1N1 virus did have an underlying condition, the New York City's health commissioner said Monday.
Mitchell Wiener, 55, who died Sunday, was listed in critical condition when he was admitted to the hospital.
But Dr. Thomas Frieden would not discuss the nature of the condition.
Mitchell Wiener, assistant principal of Intermediate School 238 in Queens, died Sunday evening of complications of the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu, hospital and state officials said.
A Flushing Hospital spokesman earlier had declined to say whether Wiener had any pre-existing medical conditions.
Originally posted by yzzyUK
7 ????????? No they havent... not officially???
OK... I'm getting REALLY REALLY fecked off with this....
wtf is going on? Ar [only know as its family area] has had NO, ZERO, Nil, not even susptected cases... now this revalation today???
Why are we all just sitting about reading websites and not marching up to our local government offices and asking WHY the curtain of secrecy??
I can smell fish and it isnt just cause I live near the sea! lol
Pulaski County tested positive for the virus. Phillips says the person has recovered. The doctor says three other "close contacts" with the patient came down with flulike symptoms. All recovered, and Phillips says they won't be tested.
Our world is dangerously out of balance, and most especially so in matters of health. The current economic downturn will diminish wealth and health, but the impact will be greatest in the developing world.
Ladies and gentlemen, The world is facing multiple crises, on multiple fronts.
The H1N1 swine flu virus killed a vice principal at a New York City school over the weekend and has spread to 48 states. While it appears to be mild, it is affecting a disproportionate number of children, teenagers and young adults.
This includes people needing hospitalization -- now up to 200, said Dr. Anne Schuchat of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
"That's very unusual, to have so many people under 20 to require hospitalization, and some of them in (intensive care units)," Schuchat told reporters in a telephone briefing.
"We are now experiencing levels of influenza-like illness that are higher than usual for this time of year," Schuchat added. "We are also seeing outbreaks in schools, which is extremely unusual for this time of year."
Originally posted by ecoparity
Maintaining a high level of Vitamin D has been shown to prevent infection by seasonal influenza and at least one epidemic form that I know of. If you have a proven history of being unable to sustain a blood serum level of vit D you need to see a qualified internist and have some tests run. There are a variety of health conditions which are indicated by an inability to maintain vitamin D. Nothing to be afraid of, mind you but definitely the type of thing you need to address in order to reverse certain conditions which have long term effects you can reverse if treated early enough.