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Swine Flu news and updates thread

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posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 04:58 PM
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reply to post by JacKatMtn
 


I'm in Charlotte. This is creepy. I haven't see anyone wearing any masks yet though.




posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 05:00 PM
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What and how are we prepared? this is still spreading quickly and we they don't even have anything of a handle on it yet. The CDC is frickin baffeled right now. Also the deaths haven't even begun here. no fear mongering here but lets at least be realistic.



posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 05:01 PM
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cortland county health Dept. in cortland county, NY has 1 suspected swine flu case..



posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 05:01 PM
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Originally posted by JacKatMtn

North Carolina




Suspected Cases Of Swine Flu Found In North Carolina


Raleigh, NC -- State health officials say there are suspected cases of swine flu in North Carolina, but investigators declined to say how many cases or where they were located.

Dr. Jeffrey Engel, the state health director, said Monday evening that officials are involuntarily isolating patients who may have the virus. But he said the handful of cases are sporadic and in different parts of the state.

Investigators are gathering specimens and hope to know whether the cases are "probable" some time Tuesday and will seek confirmations by Wednesday.


involuntary isolation????




Originally posted by Lil Drummerboy
I just heard from a source, there are 3 cases here in Wisconsin.


Newberry Academy closed, students tested for swine flu
www.thestate.com...


An independent Newberry County school could be closed a second day after 13 students and three chaperones returned from a trip to Cancun, Mexico with flu-like symptoms.

South Carolina’s state epidemiologist Jerry Gibson said this afternoon he believes it’s “fairly likely” that the suspected cases confirmed by test results as swine flu later today.


bunker down people this thing might be getting ready to explode in the usa .



posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 05:04 PM
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THAT, ..is a REALLY interesting theory, and definitely puts a spin on this whole thing, of all I have read so far!

Excellent way to think "backwards!" when we are all thinking along conventional lines trying to figure this out



posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 05:04 PM
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Well that's interesting, so this means it could have already mutated to a less virulent strain?



posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 05:08 PM
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Latest info from RSOE EDIS


USA 116 infected
Brazil 6 Quarantined
Canada 10 infected
Switzerland 5 infected
Spain 4 infected-17 quarantined
France 2 infected
UK 23 infected
Irelend 4 infected
Israel 1 infected
Mexico 1642 infected 152 dead
New Zealand 14 infected..11 quarantined
Peru 1 infected
Taiwan 7 infected


Respects



posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 05:08 PM
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Originally posted by Lil Drummerboy
I just heard from a source, there are 3 cases here in Wisconsin.


Can you elaborate on your source? Who did you hear this from, and what region of Wisconsin are these cases?

-SourGrapes
(SE Wisconsin)




[edit on 27-4-2009 by SourGrapes]



posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 05:08 PM
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Originally posted by Lil Drummerboy
reply to post by elitegamer23
 


What and how are we prepared? this is still spreading quickly and we they don't even have anything of a handle on it yet. The CDC is frickin baffeled right now. Also the deaths haven't even begun here. no fear mongering here but lets at least be realistic.


50 million doses of tamiflu in stock which 25% has been released and ready to use.

cdc has declared a public health emergency and has mobilized its workers.

money has been released to help battle this inside the usa and outside the usa.

www.npr.org...


On Sunday, U.S. officials declared a "public health emergency," which President Obama described as a "precautionary tool to ensure that we have the resources we need at our disposal to respond quickly and effectively."

The declaration of emergency allows the government to begin implementing long-prepared pandemic plans, including moving millions of doses of the anti-flu drugs Tamiflu and Relenza closer to affected states.

The CDC's acting chief says that 11 million courses of anti-viral drugs have been released from the nation's stockpile and are en route to affected states as well as other states around the country.

Besser also said the government plans to distribute yellow cards at points of entry so that people coming into the United States will know what to do if they become sick. And he urged people to wash their hands frequently.


much more prepared then mexico.
what do you want ? a cure and vaccination already?

[edit on 27-4-2009 by elitegamer23]



posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 05:08 PM
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I cam across this article Egyptian woman dies of bird flu, 3rd fatality in a week which was on 24/04/09
But i have not seen it on www.idemc.org...



posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 05:10 PM
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I was in the subway this morning in boston and saw a mother and daughter on the train with masks on and even blue latex gloves. OMG it really freaked me out.....

I think we're gonna see a lot more of it.



posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 05:12 PM
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My source was the radio and the only place I heard was Brown Deer, I missed the whole announcement. I am sure they will repeat it later. Bummer cause I have Band practice in a few. I will get more out when I hear.



posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 05:13 PM
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Originally posted by chr1z
reply to post by mkross1983
 


I was in the subway this morning in boston and saw a mother and daughter on the train with masks on and even blue latex gloves. OMG it really freaked me out.....

I think we're gonna see a lot more of it.



i think houston is sold out of said mask. its right in the hot zone so expect this to happen anywhere you see a localized outbreak.



posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 05:14 PM
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6 days ago I had to go to the emergency room because of severe pain to my right side. I had thought it was maybe a kidney stone or something less severe, but turned out I had acute appendicitis, and was rushed into surgery less than 30 minutes later.

Looking back now (even through the pain I was experiencing at the time), there was a large number of people in the waiting room with "flu-like symptoms" , and I thought nothing of it at the time. The timeframe I was there started at around 3 a.m., now I have had the flu before.. but never severe enough for me to go to the emergency room in the dead of the night.

I am in East Tennessee, so I am sadly expecting to hear of cases of "swine-flu" here already.

I thought that this was the time of the year that the "flu" started to die down, and not as many cases were reported. I have to say, what I saw was quite contrary to this belief.



posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 05:14 PM
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I for one,appreciate your input and insight...

Where in all reality do you think this will "go" from here in terms of continuing to spread and do you believe it will occur in "waves" ie,that each successive outbreak may be stronger than the last?

Thanks so much!



posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 05:17 PM
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id guess if this really is the one it could go on the rest of the year.

the spanish flu pandemic of 1918 could be called the pandemic of 1919 if that tells you anything.

it started in the spring of 1918 and lasted into 1919.



posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 05:17 PM
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Originally posted by FX44rice
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[Here's an article on that matter. However, I believe the CDC as much as pinocchio with a 4 ft. nose:

www.newscientist.com...[/url]



Thanks. Good link, and good explanation of the situation.

I know what you mean about the CDC. But you have to give them the benefit of being constrained to what is absolutely proven, which means a natural delay in reporting numbers. But you still have to take their numbers with a grain or two of salt.

I recall the Hong Kong flu back in '68, that was a very nasty flu that seemed to recur in those of us who caught it in Korea: everytime we changed climates we got sick again, although each time it got weaker in the sense of fewer and lesser effects. I wonder if this one is working the opposite way, i.e., multiple attacks with weaker effects in the beginning and worse in the end, as captiva suspects? If so, this would be very nasty, indeed.

Now, if someone can show a direct genetic link to the HK strain, I'll consider an "engineered" scenario.



posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 05:17 PM
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I get your point. I just have little faith or trust in our government. and the boarders should have been shut off. No talk of that, also flights to and from should have been stopped. not optional??!! this is a sad attempt. look at the response of other countries.



posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 05:18 PM
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i live like 10 minutes away from cortland county...



posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 05:19 PM
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Interesting words from this report...

www.washingtontimes.com...


Dr. Richard Besser, acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said that so far the disease in the United States seemed less severe than the outbreak in Mexico, where more than 1,600 cases had been reported and where the suspected death toll had climbed to 149. No deaths had been reported in the United States and only one hospitalization.

"I wouldn't be overly reassured by that," Dr. Besser told reporters at CDC's headquarters in Atlanta. He raised the possibility of more severe cases -- and deaths -- in the United States.


The whole report is a good read.



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