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Swine Flu news and updates thread

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posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 05:53 AM
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Seven people being tested in Wiltshire, UK.

No information regarding if anyone of them have returned from Mexico. But, apparently, this is "old news". Like you previous stated, the figures cannot be viewed as accurate.

Things are developing too rapidly.

[edit on 28-4-2009 by infinite]




posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 05:53 AM
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Just for some clarity...


I think the figure "70" came from the number of people in Australia simply being tested.

www.news.com.au...

Zero confirmations for Australia, 3 confirmed for New Zealand with a further 10 suspected in NZ, not 70.

www.news.com.au...

[edit on 28-4-2009 by mattguy404]



posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 06:09 AM
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Sofar we have 3 different names for the same flu:

Worldwide: Swine Flu
Israel/Netherlands: Mexican Flu
EU: Novel Flu



posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 06:11 AM
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Two deaths from "Mysterious flu-like bug". Results later this week - Zimbabwe.

Numerous cases are appearing in Brazil, doubled from yesterday.



posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 06:13 AM
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Just to keep the perspective positive

Sadly for those in Mexico they are the only country that has had any fatalities.

As yet there is no confirmation of any unlinked transmission (person to person with no mexican influence).

If you take the 2 scottish cases as a guide. Both were diagnosed positive on Sunday night. There have been no further confirmed examples from their contact although 7 who they did contact are being quarantined.

We are learning that the media outletts for information are less than accurate, this will stop people being panicked eventually.

There does not, at this moment in time, seem to be a mass run on the health services due to people worrying over the sniffles or usual infection, cold etc.

WHO are yet to call this a pandemic and raise the level to 5/6.


I hope this makes those who are panicked feel a bit less so and puts into perspective where we stand right now.

respects



posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 06:14 AM
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thisisderbyshire.co.uk



TWO people in Derbyshire are being tested for swine flu after falling ill following trips to Mexico.

Health officials say the results are likely to be known by the end of the week, but describe the move as a precaution and said they would be surprised if the disease was confirmed.

More than a dozen people from Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire have contacted the health authorities expressing concern that they may have contracted the illness

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.



posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 06:16 AM
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this is just in my opinion. every day people will die from the flu. if the swine flu was not here atm i would say the cases in zimbabwe would not be mysterious. though i think they are not the swine flu i guess its better to be safe than sorry



posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 06:27 AM
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How many masks / gloves etc would you recommend that we buy for a one week supply per person? I have never used masks before and don't know even if they are single use.



posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 06:29 AM
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You do not need to wear a mask.
Things are not that bad.



posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 06:38 AM
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But if you want to get prepared, just in case... go to a local builders merchants and check out the different ypes of masks.

Respirators are far better in my opinion.. they have large filters on them and fit tightly over your mouth and nose..

The 'paper/cloth' types are ok, but I personally prefer the type that fit closely.



posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 06:45 AM
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good morning peeps... latest from wikipedia...

confirmed in spain, uk, new zealand, canada, us and mexico.. 236 confirmed total, 2,467 suspected, 152 deaths...
50 confirmed in us, 265 suspected, new places inc. mississippi indiana and alabama



posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 06:48 AM
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Latest Australia Info




www.theaustralian.news.com

...Eighty-eight Australians are suspected of having swine flu, Health Minister Nicola Roxon said tonight, after a telephone conference with her state and territory colleagues.

Ms Roxon called on Governor-General Quentin Bryce to ensure chief medical officer Jim Bishop can enact Australia's quarantine powers, if required, for suspected cases of swine flu.

This means authorities will have the power to detain people suspected of having the potentially deadly virus.

Thirty-one people are being tested for swine flu in Queensland, 16 in Victoria, 14 in South Australia, 10 in NSW, eight in Western Australia, five in the ACT, three in Tasmania and one in the Northern Territory.

Test results should come back in the next one to two days, Ms Roxon said....



posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 06:51 AM
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Originally posted by JacKatMtn

Latest Australia Info




www.theaustralian.news.com

...Eighty-eight Australians are suspected of having swine flu, Health Minister Nicola Roxon said tonight, after a telephone conference with her state and territory colleagues.

Ms Roxon called on Governor-General Quentin Bryce to ensure chief medical officer Jim Bishop can enact Australia's quarantine powers, if required, for suspected cases of swine flu.

This means authorities will have the power to detain people suspected of having the potentially deadly virus.

Thirty-one people are being tested for swine flu in Queensland, 16 in Victoria, 14 in South Australia, 10 in NSW, eight in Western Australia, five in the ACT, three in Tasmania and one in the Northern Territory.

Test results should come back in the next one to two days, Ms Roxon said....


its spreading fast in austrailia..



posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 06:58 AM
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They're suspected cases.

Most if not all will probably turn out to be negative.



posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 07:07 AM
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over here in americana, all suspected cases have turned out to be confirmed so you dont know for sure



posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 07:23 AM
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Israel Confirms First Case




andhracafe.com

Jerusalem, April 28 (Xinhua) The Israeli health ministry confirmed Tuesday the first case of swine flu in the country.

A 26-year-old man who had returned from Mexico with flu-like symptoms was diagnosed with the virus, Israel Radio reported.

The man was in stable condition after two days of quarantine in a Netanya hospital, but was not isolated from other patients, said the report.



One more in quarrantine, with flu like symptoms.



posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 07:29 AM
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Texas




3 Additional Swine Flu Cases Confirmed in Texas

DALLAS (AP) - Dallas County health officials confirm three cases of swine flu have been found in the county, and a North Texas elementary school was canceling classes until at least Friday after a student was confirmed to have contracted the illness.

And, health officials closed Memorial High School in the Comal Independent School District for at least a week as a precaution after a person working in the school building in New Braunfels became ill.

Dallas County Health and Human Services Director Zachary Thompson says the three cases involve a 24-year-old, a 7-year-old and a 3-month-old. He said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the North Texas cases today.


This piece is informational, asking if this should be called the swine flu..


Swine Flu may be Misnomer with No Clear Link to Swine
Dr. Paul G. Auwaerter, from Johns Hopkins clinical director for Infectious Diseases suggests that swine flu may be a misnomer, given the fact that the recent influenza outbreak contains three viral strains, and only contains swine flu characteristics. He also says the same strain may return next f flu season.

He cautions that concerns about bird flu and now swine flu may even be overstated, saying that flu outbreaks are about as unpredictable as economic forecasting, and less than weather forecasting.



posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 07:31 AM
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The World Organisation for Animal Health says the virus is a mix of avian, swine and human viruses and has not been isolated in animals yet. It has recommended the name "North American influenza" instead of swine flu.

mmm dont see what diffirence it makes calling it "North American influenza"



posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 07:41 AM
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There was somethng on the bbc earlier about israel not wanting to call it swine flu because it upsets the jews and the muslims! It was some kind of press confrence...wil try to find the link



posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 07:50 AM
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All seriousness aside, does this remind anyone else of Stephen King's "The Stand"? Captain Trips man! Captain Trips!!!



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