posted on May, 26 2009 @ 02:18 AM
this is getting ridiculous. will they quarantine whole cities cause of the revealed cases?
come on. flu is a flu. and this one is not more deadly as a common one (1 milion deaths per year).
"MORE than 2000 cruise passengers were asked to lock themselves in quarantine at home for a week yesterday after a swine flu outbreak aboard their
Two Australia children on the Pacific Dawn were confirmed with the deadly virus and another 130 passengers showed flu-like symptoms while on the
Health authorities last night were forced to make the extraordinary request after the Pacific Dawn arrived back in Darling Harbour yesterday.
The children were isolated on board the cruise ship two days after it left Sydney for the South Pacific on May 16 with what they thought was the
influenza A virus. But it was confirmed last night they had swine flu.
Mystery surrounds how the children, both aged five, contracted the virus as they did not know each other and had not recently travelled overseas.
Although they were given Tamiflu and isolated until they were symptom-free for 24 hours, they were considered contagious while on board the ship.
The latest cases bring the state's swine flu tally to five, after a nine-year-old boy, who arrived in Sydney on Sunday from the US and Canada, also
tested positive to the virus yesterday. Health officials were last night contacting all the cruise passengers to ask them to stay isolated. NSW chief
health officer Dr Kerry Chant said they made contact with one of the children but were last night still trying to get in touch with the second swine