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    Re: SNAP ANALYSIS-New swine flu likely widespread, experts say

    Quote Originally Posted by Blunt View Post
    When people are carrying the flu virus, they cough and sneeze, the virus gets onto their hands, they then pass on a dirty piece of cloth (Money) to others and that is a way that people get infected,if you handle money wash your hands
    Reminds me of Frank Herbert's The White Plague, where money was turned into a bioterror weapon.

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    Re: SNAP ANALYSIS-New swine flu likely widespread, experts say

    It is common sense wash your hands people and hope for the best. I am not ready to rush out and buy a mask just yet
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    Re: SNAP ANALYSIS-New swine flu likely widespread, experts say

    Quote Originally Posted by Duke View Post
    Oh crap, this looks like it could be pretty bad... Oh wait, I'm on a barely populated island in the middle of the ocean. Cool.

    Those are pretty much the actual thoughts that ran through my mind when I read about this.

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    Re: SNAP ANALYSIS-New swine flu likely widespread, experts say

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    The Pacific Islands were among the hardest hit places in the world during the 1918 flu pandemic, where 10-30% of the population died.
    Oh s**t, I soiled myself again. Thanks a lot Kandahar!

    Point is, it took a while to get here. I'm only out here for a month longer, then it's back to my secret lair. Ought to be enough. Plus, I'm Mexican, we've got hearty immune systems... Wait, this started in Mexico City you say? Oh...
    I'm not really worried about the whole thing.


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    Re: SNAP ANALYSIS-New swine flu likely widespread, experts say

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    Key word here is IF. While sensible precautions like extra attention to hand-washing and other aspects of daily hygiene are appropriate, this is not yet a repeat of the Spanish Influenza pandemic of 1918-1919, or even the 1968-69 swine flu pandemic. This isn't even on a par with the SARS outbreak of recent memory. Not yet; with luck, it will not reach anything like those levels.

    It's worrisome, but not yet scary.
    Since you brought this up, I have two comments here - one positive and one not.

    Positive: Mexico's authorities have acted in a far more responsible manner than China's did, giving us a chance to fight this early on.

    Not positive: This seems to transmit more easily than SARS did. For all the fear that SARS caused, it never really spread that readily.
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    Re: SNAP ANALYSIS-New swine flu likely widespread, experts say

    The death toll is now at 81 and climbing...

    Mexico flu sparks worldwide fear
    Sunday, 26 April 2009 12:34 UK

    Mexican authorities have taken drastic measures to contain a new strain of the swine flu virus that has killed 81 and prompted fears of a global pandemic. People are being urged to stay at home and maintain strict personal hygiene. Many schools, public buildings, bars and restaurants have been closed.

    Although all of the deaths so far have been in Mexico, the flu is spreading in the United States and suspected cases have been detected elsewhere:

    - Eleven confirmed infections in the US. In addition, eight suspected cases are being investigated at a New York City high school where about 200 students fell mildly ill with flu-like symptoms.

    - Ten New Zealand students are among a group which travelled to Mexico have tested positive for influenza A - making it "likely", though not definite, that they are infected with swine flu, said Health Minister Tony Ryall.

    - In France, a top health official told Le Parisien newspaper there were unconfirmed suspicions that two individuals who had just returned from Mexico may be carrying the virus.

    - In Israel, medics are testing a 26-year-old man who has been taken to hospital with flu-like symptoms after returning from a trip to Mexico.

    The Mexican government, which has faced criticism for what some see as a slow reaction to this outbreak, is now taking an increasingly hard line to try to contain the virus, says the BBC's Stephen Gibbs in Mexico City. Public buildings have been closed and hundreds of public events suspended. Schools in and around Mexico City have been closed until 6 May, and some 70% of bars and restaurants in the capital have been temporarily closed.

    Mexico's Health Secretary, Jose Cordova, said a total of 1,324 people had been admitted to hospital with suspected symptoms since 13 April and were being tested for the virus. Mexico's President Felipe Calderon has announced emergency measures to deal with the situation. They include powers to isolate individuals suspected of having the virus without fear of legal repercussions.
    Source: BBC News

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    Re: SNAP ANALYSIS-New swine flu likely widespread, experts say

    If the HN51 spreads, we are screwed. Contain it.

    In France, a top health official told Le Parisien newspaper there were unconfirmed suspicions that two individuals who had just returned from Mexico may be carrying the virus.
    Okay, suspend trains o.O


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    Re: SNAP ANALYSIS-New swine flu likely widespread, experts say

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    If the HN51 spreads, we are screwed. Contain it.



    Okay, suspend trains o.O
    Heh, I don't know if you noticed, but the containment train left the station quite some time ago.

    More like, boost your immune system. There are people recovering from this, which means they have stronger immune systems.

    Eat right, exercise, don't drink alcohol, sleep well, take echinacea, yadda yadda yadda, wacka wacka wacka.

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    Re: SNAP ANALYSIS-New swine flu likely widespread, experts say

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    More like, boost your immune system. There are people recovering from this, which means they have stronger immune systems.
    Lol =D

    My immune system is fine ... [i hope]
    I remember a few years back watching a documentary in science on what would happen if HN51 was released and spread. It showed a map of UK and London was covered in a matter of weeks. Very scary.


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    Re: SNAP ANALYSIS-New swine flu likely widespread, experts say

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Lol =D

    My immune system is fine ... [i hope]
    Me too on both counts. But as this virus is completely new to humans, one thing is guaranteed: every single one of us will find out just how good our immune systems really are.

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