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    Re: 'Too late' to contain swine flu (WHO raises alert level)

    At least five people were in U.S. hospitals with swine flu as the number of cases nationwide rose to 68 on Tuesday and a federal health official warned that deaths were likely.
    FOXNews.com - Swine Flu Cases Continue to Climb in U.S. With 68 Sick, 5 Hospitalized - Infectious Disease


    Apparently a 2 year old has died from it in Texas. Saw mentioned on TV(no link)


    Flu Hits Germany, WHO Calls Emergency Review
    Germany confirmed three cases of swine flu on Wednesday, becoming the third European country hit by the disease that has upended life in Mexico. New Zealand's swine flu total rose to 14 and the World Health Organization called for an immediate scientific review of the disease.
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    New Zealand's number of cases rose to 14 Wednesday, including one person not among a school group who recently returned from Mexico. Officials say the swine flu strain infecting the students is the same as that in Mexico. All were responding well to treatment with antiviral drugs and in voluntary quarantine at home.

    New Zealand has 44 other possible cases, with tests under way.

    Mexico was taking drastic measures to fight the outbreak. It closed all archaeological sites Tuesday and allowed restaurants in the capital to only serve take-out food in an aggressive bid to stop gatherings where the virus can spread. Schools remained closed until at least May 6.

    A regional Beach Soccer championship in Mexico was postponed and all Mexican first-division football games this weekend will be played behind closed doors.

    Other countries have reacted by avoiding Mexico. While the U.S., the European Union, and other countries have discouraged nonessential travel to Mexico, Cuba banned flights to and from Mexico and Argentina suspended flights arriving from Mexico.

    Cruise lines are avoiding Mexican ports and holiday tour groups are canceling holiday charter flights there.

    In Australia, officials were testing more than 100 people with flu symptoms for the virus. It has been ruled out in at least 10 cases.

    Health Minister Nicola Roxon told Australian Broadcasting Corp. radio Wednesday that the government had granted health authorities wider powers to contain contagious diseases as a precaution.

    Those powers ranged from "using disinfectants on planes or at ports through to the far more extreme ... making sure that people are isolated and perhaps detained if they don't cooperate and are showing symptoms of this disease," she said.


    The World Health Organization has raised its alert level to 4 out of a possible 6 but has not called for travel restrictions or border closures.

    No cases of the disease have been confirmed in Asia, where governments were rushing to try to hold back the virus from the continent and taking strict precautions with travelers at airports.
    FOXNews.com - Flu Hits Germany, WHO Calls Emergency Review - Infectious Disease

    The New Zealand bit is not good. A confirmed case that is not linked directly to Mexico could be an indication it going to explode.

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    Re: 'Too late' to contain swine flu (WHO raises alert level)

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    Official: First U.S. Swine Flu Death Confirmed in Texas

    BREAKING NEWS A government official confirmed the first U.S. death from the new H1N1 swine flu on Wednesday, a 23-month-old child who died in Texas, Reuters reported.

    It is the first death from swine flu reported outside Mexico, the country hardest hit by the influenza outbreak. The official gave no other details on the case. U.S. officials have confirmed 65 cases of swine flu, most of them mild.
    FOXNews.com - Official: First U.S. Swine Flu Death Confirmed in Texas - Infectious Disease

    Some people who get sick apparently do not notice symptoms for 24-72 hours after being infected. But they can infect during that period.

    Well here's hoping it stays small.
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    Re: 'Too late' to contain swine flu (WHO raises alert level)

    Lol taking back comment...
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    Re: 'Too late' to contain swine flu (WHO raises alert level)

    Three more British swine flu cases confirmed

    Girl, 12, diagnosed, Gordon Brown tells Commons
    UK expanding anti-viral stocks

    Three more cases of swine flu in Britain were confirmed today, taking to the number of people being treated for the disease to five.

    A 12-year-old girl is among the new cases, Gordon Brown told the Commons during prime minister's questions.

    The girl, from Torbay in Devon, and adults from London and Birmingham were confirmed with the flu.

    The first two British cases, a Scottish couple who returned from a honeymoon in Mexico, were confirmed on Monday.

    Swine flu: Three more British cases confirmed | World news | guardian.co.uk


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    Re: 'Too late' to contain swine flu (WHO raises alert level)

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    Actually, the military is not designed to function as a human wall to "seal" borders. Hadn't you heard? Besides, the US-Mexican border seems to be working quite well in preventing swine flu from entering the country. Didn't I just hear there has been only one case in Texas?




    uhm you obviously are not paying attention....


    There are hundereds of cases in the US...


    That said. It's the freaking flu and a mild version of it to boot. This hype that is out there is nonsense. People just need to deal.
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    Re: 'Too late' to contain swine flu (WHO raises alert level)

    Damn, this girl at work who sits next to me attended a baby shower last week with some family members who flew in from Mexico, and she's been coughing all last week and still this week. She just laughs it off about the swine flu, so how do you force someone to go get checked? Not that I am too worried about myself, but I got an infant I can pass this crap onto.
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    Re: 'Too late' to contain swine flu (WHO raises alert level)

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    Damn, this girl at work who sits next to me attended a baby shower last week with some family members who flew in from Mexico, and she's been coughing all last week and still this week. She just laughs it off about the swine flu, so how do you force someone to go get checked? Not that I am too worried about myself, but I got an infant I can pass this crap onto.



    uhm, report her. Stay away from her. carry wipes with you. don't touch ANYTHING. This is a hyper contagious version of the flu, you may already have it. But I would stay the hell away from her, by going home if she does not.

    think about it. you can be as cautious as possible, but those around you may not. you are gonna get it if she has it and you hang around.


    As for those masks? They don't work.
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    Re: 'Too late' to contain swine flu (WHO raises alert level)

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    As for those masks? They don't work.
    Why use it then?


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    Re: 'Too late' to contain swine flu (WHO raises alert level)

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Why use it then?



    to make you feel like you are doing something.


    people are morons and sheep. they do what they are told.
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    Re: 'Too late' to contain swine flu (WHO raises alert level)

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    to make you feel like you are doing something.

    people are morons and sheep. they do what they are told.
    Oh i see.
    Well what a waste of money tbh. Governments are ordering them


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