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Originally posted by Watcher-In-The-Shadows
reply to post by JanusFIN
Sounds like finger pointing has begun, the most redundant of the human favorite pasttimes.
More at link...
N.C. official: Swine flu cases suspected
Raleigh, N.C. — The state's health director said Monday afternoon that there are suspected cases of swine flu in North Carolina, but declined to say how many cases or where they were located.
Dr. Jeffrey Engel said Monday evening that officials are involuntarily isolating patients who may have the virus. He declined to specifically say how many suspected cases were in the state, noting that the number is always changing, and he declined to say where they were located.
"We're working very closely with providers, and they are investigating cases on a daily basis," Engel said. "It's a very fluid situation and there will be suspect cases. People travel all the time."
Much of the meeting yesterday focused on controversial research being conducted by the New Zealand-based company Diatranz, Ltd., which transplanted pig islet cells into 12 diabetic children in Mexico and plans to perform other human experiments in the Cook Islands. The company's genetically modified pigs have tested positive for three classes of porcine endogenous retroviruses (PERVs). Though Diatranz claims that its patients have remained free of infection after one year - not long in the life of a retrovirus - one patient was found to have pig DNA circulating in his/her blood, suggesting a potential infection.
Diatranz's experiments were condemned by the New Zealand Ministry of Health, which enacted a moratorium on clinical xeno trials last year and issued a "xenotransplantation research warning" in a media release on March 7th. The release stated that: studies on the benefits to Diatranz's patients were inadequate and did not counterbalance the risks of transferring animal viruses to humans. Moreover, jurisdictions like Mexico and the Cook Islands did not have the appropriate regulatory mechanisms in place to safeguard public health or monitor patients and their contacts for viruses on a long term basis.
The SACX expressed concern that, by conducting research trials in countries with weak regulatory oversight, Diatranz and other rogue transplanters could jeopardize the health and safety of U.S. citizens.
BreakingNewsYonhap news agency says now that the case is not confirmed in South Korea and tests are underway.
Originally posted by bonesinis
reply to post by Hx3_1963
VeratectNorth Carolina: Health officials involuntarily isolate an unspecified number of suspected cases and test for swine influenza.
This is the first time I have heard of people being placed "involuntarily" into isolation. Either they are in bad shape or they have a "mutated" form of the virus.
WATCH THIS ONE!!!!!!!!!
Originally posted by irishchic
reply to post by retroviralsounds
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!