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Originally posted by TheCoffinman
Five suspected swine flu cases have been found in Switzerland
Mexicans take swine flu lightly on U.S. border
27 Apr 2009 20:57:09 GMT
TIJUANA, Mexico, April 27 (Reuters) - Many Mexicans crossing into the United States on Monday at one of the busiest crossings on the border shunned advice to wear surgical face mask to curb the spread of a deadly new flu.
Most Mexican immigration officials at the Tijuana-San Diego crossing were using masks and surgical gloves, but Mexicans crossing by car and foot seemed unconcerned by the influenza scare and only a handful wore masks.
"I don't think anything will happen to me, it's old people and children we need to look after," said Gloria, a 35-year-old woman waiting to cross by car into California who declined to give her last name.
Many of the up to 149 people who have died of the new virus in Mexico have actually been aged between 25 and 45, a worrying sign as pandemics tend to target healthy young adults.
The World Health Organization raised its pandemic alert level to phase 4 over the flu virus as infections of the new strain spread to the United States, Canada and Europe.
U.S. Border and Customs Protection agents checking vehicles were equipped with masks and were checking travelers for symptoms. "We are isolating travelers with symptoms, offering them masks and alerting health authorities," said a customs spokesman at the San Ysidro crossing into California.
There are currently no travel restrictions between the United States and Mexico, the U.S. consulate in the northern city of Monterrey said on Monday, although Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged caution in traveling to Mexico.
Many residents of Mexico's densely populated capital, Mexico City, spent the weekend hunkered at home or went out wearing face masks distributed by soldiers.
In the northern business city of Monterrey, hundreds of people lined up at pharmacies to buy packs of face masks after initially playing down the threat of contagion from other parts of Mexico. (Reporting by Lizbeth Diaz in Tijuana, Alejandro Bringas in Ciudad Juarez and Robin Emmott in Monterrey; Editing by Cynthia Osterman)
SD suspected swine flu cases test negative
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - The state Health Department reports this evening that both the possible cases of swine flu in South Dakota tested negative.
Both people involved are adults who recently traveled to Mexico, where 1,600 infections have been reported. The state did not disclose the location of the cases.
Originally posted by Cloudsinthesky
reply to post by TwiTcHomatic
Well I was going outside to cook,,,,,,,
Posting a source I will not............I don't think you understand exactly what is happening and the risk if you ask for such a source.
Google how many microbiologist have died over the last 10 years......
Get my drift????
No, I had this info since Saturday evening...........
You can take my info or dismiss it..........
God Speed To All
Originally posted by drphilxr
reply to post by Vitchilo
very good, i estimated about 10% mortality in the mexico cases early on.
There are many theories why, but no one is sure why the mortality in
mexico is that, while not one death out of 20 confirmed cases here. Maybe
time will tell.
Pure conjecture, but it is possible that if you were to contract this strain
now that it would be mild and self-limiting, so that in 14 days you would
have circulating antibodies to it...such that if it the strain shifts/drifts in 4
weeks into a more lethal Tamiflu RESISTANT form, you would be protected
before any vaccine makes it to market! At this point, be thankful its mild, and
Health officials confirm 11 swine flu cases in California; Santa Clara County testing 12 samples
State health officials say there are now 11 confirmed, and two probable, cases of swine flu in California, and warned that many more cases are certain to emerge in the coming days.
They said they are well prepared, through testing and treatment, to respond to the epidemic in coming months.
In Santa Clara County, public health officials said they are testing 12 samples and hope to have tentative results later today.
Originally posted by ShadowIntelligence
Okay. I written this to another thread too, but I copy this to here. So, we're speaking about "fast" and "deadly" flu.
Just in the U.S. 36000 people dies from flue every year, which makes 98 death per calendar day. So, I'm wondering why they ringed the alarm, when officially 170 poor mexican died and 1000 got the flu within few days? If we're following the upper scheme, 170 american could die within two calendar days from a standard flu and that's the average. So, what makes this flu to different and special in the eyes of the government and the media? If we do the math, this pandemic is "officially" quite slower then any of the standard flu.
I believe this is one of the proof that this H1N1 flu is quite greater then any of us could imagine and the death toll is quite greater then as any government admits.
[edit on 27-4-2009 by ShadowIntelligence]