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Swine Flu

April 27, 2009, 8:16 p.m.
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if it's anything like the wine flu I seem to keep catching we're all screwed

"We've been attacked by the intelligent, educated segment of the culture"

April 27, 2009, 8:39 p.m.
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Possible cases in Vancouver now.

Interestingly, from what I gather, it has a 10% infection rate and only kills about 6% of those infected, so we are looking at .5% which is not that much higher than any other flu is it?

But, Mexico's government now has sweeping powers to detain and treat people, and Baxter (the same company that "accidentally" sent Bird Flu around the world in Vaccine shipments, is going to make vaccines immediately.

Keep an eye on this one folks.

Its a good way to kill a President ;)

Overall fatality rate is actually est. @ %15 but not a huge diff.

I think its funny that a local paper, not sure which, reported that it was swine flu in two lower mainland people but the symptons were not as bad.

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." -Aristotle

April 27, 2009, 9:06 p.m.
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This whole thing was concocted by the Mexican drug cartels to get the press off their back.

Either that, or it's an alien virus brought back to earth by PIGS IN SPACE.

Spider Pig, Spider Pig, does whatever a Spider Pig does….

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April 27, 2009, 11:23 p.m.
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It's clearly the start of the zombie apocalypse.

April 27, 2009, 11:34 p.m.
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It's clearly the start of the zombie apocalypse.

that so not what the economy needs right now…unless your selling zombie repellent.

April 28, 2009, 6:26 a.m.
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Any one else wondering why the haven't shut the border yet if there is such a chance for a pandemic?

Because the WHO says it'll have a worse impact if travel is restricted. Haven't quite figured that one out yet???

All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.

April 28, 2009, 7:14 a.m.
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that so not what the economy needs right now…unless your selling zombie repellent.

The economy will change with the times.. Following the zombie apocalypse, everything will switch to a brains-based economy.

Being cheap is OK. Being a clueless sanctimonious condescending douchebag is just Vlad's MO.

April 28, 2009, 7:22 a.m.
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its strange that there have been so many deaths from swine in mexico and none anywere else

April 28, 2009, 7:44 a.m.
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its strange that there have been so many deaths from swine in mexico and none anywere else

It could be the level of health care, or the fact that maybe only 25 people have died
and not the 150 being thrown around (as of last night only 25 were confirmed
dead from swine flu, still a lot but not as bad as 150).

It could be where these outbreaks occurred the people don't have a level of wealth
to eat properly.

Either way, there is a huge disparity between the rich (us) and the poor (them)
when it comes to health care.

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April 28, 2009, 8:06 a.m.
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All I have to say is that it was only matter of time. When you combine animals and humans in close proximity, this is what happens. I just hope that it gets under control relatively quickly and it doesn't spread as much as it potentially could.

April 28, 2009, 8:31 a.m.
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that so not what the economy needs right now…unless your selling zombie repellent.

Or shotguns and crates of ammo. Oh wait, those will just be lying around everywhere.

April 28, 2009, 10:53 a.m.
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health care workers info:

Hi Everyone,

Please take a moment and read the Health Department advisory below about Swine
Flu. Recent travel to areas of California and Texas should rasie the index of
suspicion for swine flu in patients with influenza like illnesses. Thanks. -
Josephine

(SIV) Infections - April 24 2009

In the version of this advisory sent earlier, rimantidine was incorrectly
listed instead of zanamivir in paragraph 1 of the background. Attached is a
corrected version.

Health Advisory: Human Swine Flu Virus (SIV) Infections - April 24 2009

Action Requested:

[HTML_REMOVED]#183; Consider the possibility of swine flu in persons with influenza-like
illness and recent travel to affected areas in Texas and California (and
possibly Mexico) or who have been in contact with ill persons from these areas
in the 7 days before illness onset.

[HTML_REMOVED]#183; If swine flu is suspected, obtain a respiratory swab for swine flu
testing and place it in a refrigerator (not freezer). Use airborne inflection
control precautions for specimen collection.

[HTML_REMOVED]#183; Take appropriate infection control precautions including airborne
precautions for hospitalized patients (see link to CDC recommendations, below).

[HTML_REMOVED]#183; All healthcare facilities should review respiratory hygiene measures
in outpatient areas.

[HTML_REMOVED]#183; Report suspected cases of swine flu to Public Health immediately at **** to facilitate
A) laboratory confirmation of the diagnosis, and B)
prompt investigation and of cases and identification of other persons at risk
for illness.

[HTML_REMOVED]#183; As always, persons with a respiratory illness with fever should stay
home from work or school to avoid spreading influenza and other respiratory
illnesses, to others in their communities.

Background: Seven cases of human infection with a newly recognized, novel swine
influenza A (H1N1) virus (SIV) have been confirmed by CDC among residents of San
Diego County and Imperial County, California (5) and Guadalupe County, near San
Antonio Texas (2). The cases have no known contact with swine or links to one
another (except one father-daughter pair) suggesting that human to human spread
is occurring. The extent of spread in the population is not known at this time.
The cases tested positive for influenza A, but could not be subtyped locally and
were sent to CDC for identification. All patients had uncomplicated illness and
have recovered. Two viruses tested to-date are resistant to adamantines and
sensitive to neuraminidase inhibitors (oseltamivir and zanamivir). Influenza
vaccine does not provide reliable protection against swine flu virus.

In addition, there have been recent reports of an increase in respiratory
infections and pneumonia from Mexico. At this time the etiology of the illnesses
in Mexico is not known, but there is a potential that it may be related to the
swine flu cases detected in the US. Public Health suggests this is a good
opportunity to review your pandemic influenza response plans. Additional
information regarding the potential for swine flu in Mexico will be provided as
soon as it is available.

SIV can cause uncomplicated influenza-like illness (fever, cough or sore
throat), mild respiratory illness (nasal congestion, rhinorrhea) without fever
and occasional severe disease. Other symptoms reported with SIV infection
include vomiting, diarrhea, myalgia, headache, chills, fatigue, and dyspnea.
Persons with SIV infection should be considered potentially contagious for up to
7 days following illness onset or until symptoms have resolved. Children,
especially younger children, might potentially be contagious for longer periods.
The duration of infectiousness might vary by SIV strain. Infection control
measures include airborne precautions for hospitalized patients.

[HTML_REMOVED]#183; Please see CDC swine flu information at:
http://www.cdc.gov/flu/swine/index.htm
[HTML_REMOVED]http://www.cdc.gov/flu/swine/index.htm[HTML_REMOVED]

[HTML_REMOVED]#183; Please see CDC swine flu infection control [HTML_REMOVED] treatment
recommendations at: www.cdc.gov/flu/swine/recommendations.htm
[HTML_REMOVED]http://www.cdc.gov/flu/swine/recommendations.htm[HTML_REMOVED]

April 28, 2009, 12:25 p.m.
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Ordinary influenza kills 250,000 - 500,000 people every year, predominantly older people.

I say - wait and have a cup of tea. No need to rush things or freak out and get hysterical.

"You don't learn from experience. You learn from reflecting on the experience."
- Kristen Ulmer

April 28, 2009, 12:30 p.m.
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Joined: Aug. 11, 2003

Ordinary influenza kills 250,000 - 500,000 people every year, predominantly older people.

I say - wait and have a cup of tea. No need to rush things or freak out and get hysterical.

That's what I was thinking, the only difference that I've seen is that healthy people seem to be at risk too, and by spreading some panic and unrest, they can control the spread.

April 28, 2009, 1:11 p.m.
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Joined: April 8, 2004

A complex interaction between sterics and electronics…

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