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Swine Flu

Post by schuette » Thu Apr 30, 2009 5:52 am

The H1N1 virus, aka Swine Flu,
claims first victim in United States


http://dod.feedroom.com/?fr_story=FRdamp354729&rf=rss

this was cyg's post from the headlines thread but Im gonna give it a thread of its own
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Post by schuette » Thu Apr 30, 2009 6:05 am

I was worried about this as the first confirmed people in Scotland come from Polmont..about 3 miles from Grangemouth..Im not worried now as all the people they have come in direct contact with them have been tested and the tests came back negative...still worrying though as this weekend Falkirk has it's big open air festival 'Big in Falkirk'...it attracts 1000's of people and we go every year

I was thinking about not going but decided what the hell...the alcohol that I will be taking will pickle any virus :-D
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Post by Walkinghairball » Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:36 am

When in doubt....................drink it away. :-D
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Post by YYZ30 » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:28 am

three words:


WASH YOUR HANDS!

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Post by CygnusX1 » Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:16 am

109 Reported U.S. Cases as of 1030(EST) Today:

Arizona (1)
California (14)
Indiana (1)
Kansas (2)
Massachusetts (2)
Michigan (1)
Nevada (1)
New York (50)
Ohio (1)
South Carolina (10)
Texas (26, 1 Death)

U.S Case Info:

http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/index.htm



Global Case Info:

http://www.who.int/csr/don/2009_04_29/en/index.html
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Post by schuette » Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:18 am

thats what they're saying over here as well...think I'll take the babywipes to the festival this year...dont know about over there but portaloos at festivals...you dont really want to pee in them never mind wash your hands
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Post by awip2062 » Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:38 pm

Add at least one case in Washington, possibly 6 or more. School shut down in Seattle from a possible case, a pediatrician in Everett has it for sure.

As for me, I'm not going to worry, but will keep up my standard hand washing and trying to do the right things for staying healthy.

My question is this...how many people die from flu yearly? I may look it up.

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Post by schuette » Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:49 pm

im still thinking about the washing the hands...I have trouble getting caelan to wash his hands for 30 secs...according to the paper we should be doing it for several minutes several times a day
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Post by schuette » Fri May 01, 2009 10:30 am

according to reports its on the decline in Mexico...which is good :-)
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Post by CygnusX1 » Fri May 01, 2009 11:19 am

Two cases here, but they're on the mend and feeling better.
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Post by schuette » Fri May 01, 2009 11:22 am

so glad to hear that :-)
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Post by zepboy » Sun May 03, 2009 5:04 pm

awip2062 wrote:Add at least one case in Washington, possibly 6 or more. School shut down in Seattle from a possible case, a pediatrician in Everett has it for sure.

As for me, I'm not going to worry, but will keep up my standard hand washing and trying to do the right things for staying healthy.

My question is this...how many people die from flu yearly? I may look it up.
I heard that 35,000 people dies annually in the US due to flu related issues.

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Post by Sir Myghin » Sun May 03, 2009 8:36 pm

so .01 of a % due from the flu or flu related viruses annually. You have 4x more chance of dying of the flu than having a building fall on you. Bout the same for drowning.

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Post by Big Blue Owl » Mon May 04, 2009 9:04 am

Bacon Lung
Porkulitis
The other white flu
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Post by Walkinghairball » Mon May 04, 2009 2:21 pm

Big Blue Owl wrote:Bacon Lung
Porkulitis
The other white flu

Well, I'm not hungry anymore. :razz: :lol:
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