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Dr Mordrid
24th April 2009, 20:06
OUTBREAK: NO PLAN TO CLOSE BORDERS (http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE53N22820090424?sp=true)
Mexico, U.S. flu strains linked (http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2009-04-23-swine-flu_N.htm)
Possible Swine Flu Outbreak At NYC Prep School... (http://wcbstv.com/health/swine.flu.nyc.2.994071.html)
Most fatal flu victims aged between 25-45... (http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N24449988.htm)
Swine flu could infect trade and travel... (http://in.reuters.com/article/oilRpt/idINN2443181920090424)
Schwarzenegger has 'rigorous' plan... (http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N24457671.htm)
WHO ready with antivirals... (http://www.reuters.com/article/healthNews/idUSTRE53N5ZZ20090424?feedType=RSS&feedName=healthNews&rpc=22&sp=true)
The mysterious respiratory illness... (http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2009/04/23/respiratory-illness-flu-mexico.html)
CDC says too late to contain... (http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/24443479.htm)
60 DEAD: Mexico City launches huge vaccination campaign... (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124058255179552887.html)
CLOSE TO 1,000 SUSPECTED CASES... (http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSTRE53N22820090424?feedType=RSS&feedName=domesticNews&rpc=22&sp=true)
Heighten Risk of Pandemic... (http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aWVM4e9IDstg&refer=worldwide)
Concerns in California, Texas... (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090424/ap_on_he_me/med_swine_flu)
Mutated from pigs, transmitted to humans... (http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N24524032.htm)
Mexico has not suffered serious flu epidemic before... (http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N24452859.htm)

jms
24th April 2009, 23:14
Scary, as there seems to be more confirmed cases in the US than Mexico. And supposedly none of the US ones have been in contact with pigs.

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/swine/investigation.htm

Helevitia
26th April 2009, 21:07
getting kind of scary, don't ya think?

Nowhere
26th April 2009, 21:48
Now it's a good time to read wiki article on Spanish Flu and how it killed so many people, most of them young & strong...

...and wait a minute; if I understand this correctly...is the most efficient "DIY" method of protection (well, apart from isolation and mechanical barriers), against strain of this type, actually weakening your immune system?

PS. Looks like you have Public Health Emergency Over Swine Flu (http://science.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/04/26/1940239) (not sure how serious this is in their nomenclature...); possibly it already spread "from New Zealand to Hong Kong to Spain". And ending of the news post, about the situation beeing worse than is oficially presented, doesn't exactly inspire much confidence in me...

Soooo...eat and sleep healthy and stay away from other people as much as possible? :/ (well, unless weakening your immune system is better in the case of this strain - in that case...eat and sleep to little/badly?...)

Jammrock
26th April 2009, 22:22
Scary, as there seems to be more confirmed cases in the US than Mexico. And supposedly none of the US ones have been in contact with pigs.

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/swine/investigation.htm


Think... Spring Break. Over the past month thousands of US students have been breaking in Mexico. If the swine flu was out, but dormant, at that time it could have come to the US in very large numbers.

jms
27th April 2009, 12:14
OMG, what have the Mexicans done to deserve this? Now an earthquake? :eek:

http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/americas/04/27/mexico.quake/index.html

Dr Mordrid
27th April 2009, 12:38
A 5.6? We get a few of those from a fault in Lake Erie. One of 'em sent my secretary screaming like a banshee when her desk took a walk into the hallway. She never was quite right after that :p

ND66
28th April 2009, 13:35
All that healthy food and hours in health club… :cry:

If I knew that my only exercise would be this: :smoker:



http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/04/28/swine.flu.international/index.html?iref=werecommend



..."What's counterintuitive with this particular virus, it's in the people who have robust immune systems. As their body starts to respond, to try and fight off that virus, they produce tons of inflammatory cells. Those inflammatory cells can sort of flood the lungs.

"So, in essence, it's not the virus itself that's so problematic, but the body's reaction to it."