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And in the western state of Guerrero, 500 pigs were just killed after becoming ill with swine flu.
Originally posted by Inspiration1911
Lou Dobbs says that Top Government officials are expecting DEATHS from the US.
I also heard from a source that is a Mason, that the virus was structurally Engineered & NOT to take the anti-viral shot...& continue to take any other natural medicines to help against it.
ON another note, WHY dont they close the Borders alreadY? THey make up this excuse that they "Cant" contain it because its TOO late into the outbreak....but SERIOUSLY--its not like they Didnt know about it before they released it to the Pubic (which WAS the Perfect time to Close the Borders)
This is just another way to help SPREAD the Virus by keeping those borders open.
[edit on 28-4-2009 by Inspiration1911]
[edit on 28-4-2009 by Inspiration1911]
Originally posted by dragonsmusic
reply to post by LiquidLight
death sadens me no matter where it is found. i wonder about a relationship between dna and the virus. it could very well be that the poor standard of living leaves them more vulnerable in Mexico as you suggest. their immune systems would be weaker. another thought would be to draw a parallel to the horrific outbreak of deadly viruses brought to the americas by the european people. Mexican's are their descendents, so to speak. they could still be vulnerable to viruses to which europeans are not. this might be why it hasn't been so deadly in the americas where there are more descendants of the european people?
Originally posted by kidney thief
it's manbirdpig!! where's al gore???
Originally posted by JBA2848
Valdes-Gonzalez ''Clinical trial of islet xenotransplantation in Mexico''.This hospital is in Mexico City a company in New Zealand was banned from doing the test so they went and found this guy in Mexico to do the experiments for them because Mexico had no laws restricting human pig trnsplants. THe New Zealand company was named Diatranz. The reason they were banned from doing it in New Zealand was because of the fear of swine human viruses that could result from such test.
From Pfizer Animal Health. The evolving nature of the swine influenza virus (SIV) makes it hard to control, especially in show pigs.
When it comes to protecting your show pigs from the threat of disease, no vaccine can protect against everything. That is especially true with swine influenza virus (SIV), according to Max Rodibaugh, DVM, Swine Health Services, LLC, Frankfort, Indiana, USA.
"This virus is constantly changing and adapting to new conditions, which makes it more difficult to control," he explains. "But because it plays a role in causing respiratory problems and is a significant contributor to the porcine respiratory disease complex (PRDC), it poses a serious threat for swine herds." Show animals can face an even bigger threat from SIV due to the increased exposures they face at various shows throughout the season.
Over the years, SIV has evolved from one basic subtype - H1N1 - that used to occur mainly in fall [autumn] and early winter. In 1998, a new subtype - H3N2 - appeared. Researchers said it developed from human, swine and avian influenza viruses that had somehow combined. This subtype caused a swine flu epidemic because pigs were only immune to the H1N1 subtype. Some years after that, another subtype of SIV emerged - H1N2 - and it affected some pigs but was not as widespread.
Vaccines for SIV have been updated to protect against new subtypes of the virus but because new changes are always possible with this type of virus, no vaccine can guarantee to help protect animals against all strains of SIV. But research has found that protecting against two common subtypes is an effective animal health management tool. For example, FluSure® is an injectable vaccine that aids in preventing respiratory disease caused by SIV subtypes H1N1 and H3N2, which are the most often diagnosed subtypes in US herds.
Originally posted by debz325
Could the Mexican goverment be lieing about infected pigs for economic purposes?
Originally posted by chiron613
This virus has properties of swine, avian, and human flu. So the vector may well have been birds, not swine.
It is interesting to note that the index case was a five-year-old boy who lived at or near a hog farm. It might be a coincidence, but that would be something of a stretch.