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Qld Australia Snap quarantine??

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posted on Jun, 3 2009 @ 01:07 AM
Just heard on a news break that qld is apparently under snap quarantine??? Does any one know anything about this? Or what it means, there is nothing so far on any of the new's sites... just wondering,


edit to add this is all i've found:

QUEENSLAND has its first "third-generation" case of swine flu, with a young woman on the Gold Coast catching the virus from her co-worker.

The co-worker was a family member of a Pacific Dawn passenger, it emerged today.

Also today, Victoria's flu status was moved to a higher level but authorities said the State of Origin rugby league match could proceed.


[edit on 3/6/09 by CherryDuck]

posted on Jun, 3 2009 @ 01:10 AM
I'm in WA and haven't heard anything. Was it on radio or tv?

posted on Jun, 3 2009 @ 01:13 AM
reply to post by shamus78

Tv, channel 10 news break, news doesn't start until 5, so if i can't find anything then i'll post back with what they say on the news.


posted on Jun, 3 2009 @ 01:27 AM
there is nothing on the internet, local newspaper, not abc, nor in the most recent qld health media release. I wonder what it's all about. Maybe it's something to do with the second cruise ship coming into port.??

posted on Jun, 3 2009 @ 02:05 AM
well i just saw it again and they made a comment on how it's going to affect people going to state of origin... hang on, news just started:

Qld orders any child traveling from VIC quarantined for a week. So any qld child returning from VIC can't go to school for a week. They are trying to keep it out of qld schools, they aren't closing the borders. That's pretty much it. Hmm, they just made an interesting comment, saying that the Victorian kids coming up for school holidays have no restrictions.

Personally i think after State of origin, we are going to see a jump of infections in qld.

Coolies, nothing to worry about for me then.


posted on Jun, 4 2009 @ 04:37 AM
Update re: Australia flu infections. Apparently, the cases of flu in Australia have climbed more quickly than in ay other country, per capita, passing the US, canada, and Japan in the rate of infection. This is one of the reasons the WHO is closer to level 6.

Here's a link to an article about the territories in which it's spreading and how Oz has been "blacklisted" as a global travel destination due to the rate of infection:

There is also concern that many will become infected after having attended a match in Melbourne yesterday:

THREE states last night placed Victoria in the same category of swine flu threat as Mexico and the US as the spread of the virus across the country risked tipping the World Health Organisation's global flu alert status to "full-blown pandemic".

As Australia's swine flu outbreak topped 620 -- making it the biggest outside of the Americas -- NSW, Queensland and South Australia yesterday ordered children who had travelled to greater metropolitan Melbourne to stay away from schools for a week on their return.

The move is likely to hit thousands of Queensland and NSW families attending last night's State of Origin match in Melbourne.

Stay well, friends in Australia and know the rest of the world is hoping and praying for your safety- eat your Slippery Elm supplements- flu can't survive them and they will make your joints lubricated and your allergies clear right out!


posted on Jun, 4 2009 @ 04:52 AM
I'm in Queensland & the goverment is stopping any children that is coming home from Victoria from attending school for a week for precaution

posted on Jun, 4 2009 @ 05:40 AM
As the national tally heads towards 1,000, federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon urged people not to change domestic travel plans.

Victoria has 752 of Australia's cases, with Melbourne's northern suburbs hardest hit.

The high number of cases has forced the state to change its flu alert level, meaning widespread testing for the virus will be abandoned.

Instead, those who display the clinical symptoms of the H1N1 strain will be given antiviral medication by their doctors.

Victorian Premier John Brumby took aim at a decision by NSW Health to ban children who've travelled to Melbourne from attending their schools for a week after their return to NSW.

Other states, including South Australia, Queensland and Tasmania, have made similar quarantine decisions, which Mr Brumby described as bizarre. But he singled out NSW.

australia only had 7 confirmed on the 21st may :p

posted on Jun, 6 2009 @ 07:27 AM
I just read that (reported) cases in Australia have TRIPLED in as many days- does anyome know if that's true? Is the country going to close shop?

Take good care all-

posted on Jun, 6 2009 @ 07:28 AM
I just read that (reported) cases in Australia have TRIPLED in as many days- does anyome know if that's true? Is the country going to close shop?

Take good care all-

posted on Jun, 6 2009 @ 07:40 AM
It is our flu season here in the southern hemisphere and the numbers are climbing daily as to people infected.

We have had schools closed due to infected people going to the school and the fear of the virus spreading, so what do the school kids do when the parents are at work and they have a week off scool?

head straight to the local shopping mall and hang out.

No deaths so far that I am aware of, but don't worry northern hemisphere, no doubt the virus will somehow mutate as you head into your Autumn and winter months later this year.

posted on Jun, 6 2009 @ 08:59 PM
hmm victoria is taking it pretty hard, with 874 of the 1029 confirmed nationally

An ambulance officer from Tasmania's northwest is the other new case, Dr Shaw said.

North West Ambulance Superintendent Paul Templar said swine flu continued to put pressure on staffing in the region.

He said the third staff member confirmed to have the virus had been in home isolation for some days, because of close contact with previous cases.

"In addition to the three officers with confirmed human swine flu, we have another 10 staff in home isolation, either because they were close contacts of the confirmed cases or because they were showing symptoms of flu-like illness," Mr Templar said.

posted on Jun, 7 2009 @ 09:05 PM
A few new news stories for those of us in Aus:

VICTORIA now has the highest recorded per capita rate of swine flu in the world and is being blamed for exporting the virus around Australia.

The Australian reports the state has already exported more than a dozen swine flu infections to other states, territories and countries, including an NRL player who contracted the illness after last week's State of Origin clash in Melbourne.

Over the weekend, Western Australia, NSW, Tasmania and South Australia all had fresh positive tests to the H1N1 strain among people returning from Victoria, with Singapore and Malaysia also attributing one new case apiece to visitors' exposure to the virus in Victoria.

Queensland Origin forward Ben Hannant, also a prop for the Bulldogs, contracted the illness after performing strongly for the Maroons in their 28-18 win in the opening Origin game in Melbourne on Wednesday.

Read full story here


Brisbane Broncos' six State of Origin rugby league representatives have been quarantined due to swine flu concerns.

The NRL club has taken action to keep the players apart from the rest of the team after Queensland forward Ben Hannant contracted the illness after playing in Wednesday night's opening Origin match in Melbourne.

The Broncos' stance is in keeping with Queensland Health regulations, and it comes after Maroons team doctor Roy Saunders notified the Broncos club doctor and ordered the players to be quarantined for 72 hours.

While the six players - skipper Darren Lockyer, Israel Folau, Karmichael Hunt, Sam Thaiday, injured Justin Hodges and New South Wales halfback Peter Wallace - didn't train at Brisbane's Red Hill headquarters on Monday morning, they were in attendance and Lockyer spoke to the media.

Lockyer confirmed they were quarantined as a precaution ahead of Friday night's home clash with the Bulldogs and they had taken Tamiflu medication.


I swear if this ruins the origin, i'm going to


posted on Jun, 7 2009 @ 11:53 PM
queenslander indeed!
suprised a player has already contracted the virus
victoria is coppin the flu pretty hard!
perhaps you should rename this thread swine flu in australia or something so we can keep updates here

[edit on 7/6/09 by dallas18]

posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 02:30 AM
reply to post by dallas18

How do you rename a thread?

posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 02:32 AM
edit the first post u should be able to change it

posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 02:35 AM
I can't change it myself but i just sent a u2u to the mods asking them if they could. I've got a girlfriend on the sunshine coast that thinks she may have contracted the virus.... I hope not!


posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 02:42 AM
Eastern Astrological calender and Flu comparison :

Year of the Rooster - Avianic Bird Flu

Year of the Horse - Horse Flu

Current year of the PIG - Swine Flu

Hmmm Interesting

What do you guys think.?

posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 02:52 AM
reply to post by Sth Hemisphere

GOLD Coast forward Ashley Harrison and St George Illawarra winger Darius Boyd were pulled out of tonight's NRL match on the Gold Coast as swine flu fears gripped rugby league.

it is not looking good, the latest quarantine seems to come from the pacific dawn

posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 03:04 AM
If Im not wrong, we are all going to be looking back at this swine flu and wondering why we were all so afraid. Its going to end up just like any other flu.
Its going to end up, the only people who need be concerned are the elderly and young children as we are told by the nightly news just like every winter cycle concerning Flu.
Give me an F. Give me an E. Give me an A. Give me an R. What does it spell?

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