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getright
Apr 25th, 2009, 08:33 PM
World Health Organization: Swine flu could spread globally

"This is an animal strain of the H1N1 virus and it has pandemic potential because it is infecting people," Dr. Margaret Chan said Saturday speaking to reporters by phone.

In Mexico, 68 people have died from swine flu, according to a statement from the U.S. Embassy in Mexico.

Eight people were confirmed to have swine flu in the United States; six in California and two in Texas, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

All eight have recovered, according to CDC's acting Director Richard Besser.

Preliminary results from tests of students at a New York school do not rule out swine flu, the director of surveillance for the Bureau of Communicable Diseases said Saturday.

Dr. Don Weiss said the samples will now be sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Test results could be known by Sunday.

He said the samples came back positive for "Type A" flu and the tests will need to determine the samples' subtype.

He said up to 100 students at the Queens school reported feeling ill.

CDC has tested 14 samples of the virus from Mexico and found seven were identical to the virus found in the U.S. cases, Besser said. Watch an alarmed Mexico City react with face masks, cancellations »

"This situation has been developing quickly," he said. "This is something we are worried about."

Asked whether the committee would address raising the agency's alert concerning the virus to 6, a pandemic alert and the highest level on WHO's scale, Chan said, "Yes, indeed."

The alert stands at 3, meaning "No or very limited human-to-human transmission."

Chan said Saturday that WHO does not have indications of similar outbreaks elsewhere.

However, she said, "The situation is evolving quickly. A new disease is by definition poorly understood."

White House spokesman Reid Cherlin said Saturday that the White House was taking the situation "seriously and monitoring for any developments."

Health officials in Texas announced Saturday the temporary closure of Byron Steel High School in Cibolo, Texas, where swine flu was confirmed in two students earlier this month.

"The purpose is to reduce the risk to students, staff and the community," said Dr. Sandra Guerra, a public health official in Guadalupe County, Texas.

Mexico City has closed all of its schools and universities until further notice because of the virus, and on Saturday, the country's National Health Council said all soccer games would be played Saturday without public audiences.

More than 1,000 people have been sickened in the country, and officials are trying to determine how many of those patients had swine flu, the country's health minister, Jose Angel Cordova Villalobos, said.

None of the U.S. patients had direct contact with pigs, though a patient who lives in San Diego had traveled to Mexico, the CDC said. Watch for more on the U.S. cases »

Besser said officials had not found common exposure or behavior among the eight U.S. patients.

"We have not seen any linkage at all between the cases in Texas and California," he said.

The new virus has genes from North American swine influenza, avian influenza, human influenza and a form of swine influenza normally found in Asia and Europe, said Nancy Cox, chief of the CDC's Influenza Division.

Swine flu is caused by a virus similar to a type of flu virus that infects people every year but is a strain typically found only in pigs -- or in people who have direct contact with pigs.

There have, however, been cases of person-to-person transmission of swine flu, the CDC said. Officials found evidence, for example, that a patient transmitted the disease to health care workers during a 1988 apparent swine flu infection among pigs in Wisconsin.

Experts think coughing, sneezing and contaminated surfaces spread the infection among people.

The new strain of swine flu has resisted some antiviral drugs, officials said.

The human influenza vaccine's ability to protect against the new swine flu strain is unknown, and studies are ongoing, said Dr. Anne Schuchat, the CDC's interim deputy director for science and public health program. There is no danger of contracting the virus from eating pork products, she said.

Canada is also testing samples from Mexico "and has placed a travel alert for travel to Mexico," CDC spokesman David Daigle told CNN by e-mail.

The United States had not issued any travel alerts or advisories by late Friday, but some private companies issued their own warnings.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/04/25/swine.flu/index.html

Danči Dementia
Apr 25th, 2009, 09:18 PM
oh God I really hope this won´t get worst :sad: :sad:

I live not that far from México city and there are reports that in the city where I live(Puebla) there are 14 possibles cases of swine flu.

I´m scared that this will go out of hands and many people in my country will die :sad:

M2k
Apr 26th, 2009, 01:11 AM
This is just terrible and truly frightening :sad: I have family in Guadalajara and all this is devastating :sad:

getright
Apr 26th, 2009, 01:20 AM
An outbreak of a new type of swine flu in Mexico may have killed up to 81 people there this month, Health Minister Jose Angel Cordova said on Saturday.

http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSN25474929

korben
Apr 26th, 2009, 01:23 AM
WHO Media Center (http://www.who.int/mediacentre/en/)
WHO > Programmes and projects > Epidemic and Pandemic Alert and Response (EPR) > Diseases covered by EPR > Swine influenza (http://www.who.int/csr/disease/swineflu/en/index.html)

Statement by WHO Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan
25 April 2009

Swine influenza

In response to cases of swine influenza A(H1N1), reported in Mexico and the United States of America, the Director-General convened a meeting of the Emergency Committee to assess the situation and advise her on appropriate responses.

The establishment of the Committee, which is composed of international experts in a variety of disciplines, is in compliance with the International Health Regulations (2005).

The first meeting of the Emergency Committee was held on Saturday 25 April 2009.

After reviewing available data on the current situation, Committee members identified a number of gaps in knowledge about the clinical features, epidemiology, and virology of reported cases and the appropriate responses.

The Committee advised that answers to several specific questions were needed to facilitate its work.

The Committee nevertheless agreed that the current situation constitutes a public health emergency of international concern.

Based on this advice, the Director-General has determined that the current events constitute a public health emergency of international concern, under the Regulations.

Concerning public health measures, in line with the Regulations the Director-General is recommending, on the advice of the Committee, that all countries intensify surveillance for unusual outbreaks of influenza-like illness and severe pneumonia.

The Committee further agreed that more information is needed before a decision could be made concerning the appropriateness of the current phase 3.

http://www.who.int/csr/disease/avian_influenza/pandemicphase1.gif

korben
Apr 26th, 2009, 03:03 AM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/talking_point/8018428.stm

I work as a resident doctor in one of the biggest hospitals in Mexico City and sadly, the situation is far from "under control". As a doctor, I realise that the media does not report the truth. Authorities distributed vaccines among all the medical personnel with no results, because two of my partners who worked in this hospital (interns) were killed by this new virus in less than six days even though they were vaccinated as all of us were. The official number of deaths is 20, nevertheless, the true number of victims are more than 200. I understand that we must avoid to panic, but telling the truth it might be better now to prevent and avoid more deaths.
Yeny Gregorio Dávila, Mexico City

:scared:

hablo
Apr 26th, 2009, 03:29 AM
^^^Wow. That is scary. :scared:

Imperfect Angel
Apr 26th, 2009, 03:33 AM
Only happen in US so far?:unsure:
What are the symptoms?:unsure:

antonella
Apr 26th, 2009, 03:41 AM
Don't panic, word is that Tamiflu© cans this thing in no time flat. Roche will make a fortune over this.

getright
Apr 26th, 2009, 05:35 AM
New Zealand health officials are investigating a possible outbreak of swine flu amongst a school group which recently returned from a trip to Mexico.

A number of the group of 25 from Rangitoto College, in Auckland, are displaying flu-like symptoms and are being tested for swine influenza.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/health/article6171388.ece

tenn_ace
Apr 26th, 2009, 01:33 PM
One British Air crew member hospitalized with symptoms consisten with swine flu after returning from Mexico :scared:

Slutiana
Apr 26th, 2009, 03:31 PM
Shit, wow. Its spreading...

Serenita
Apr 26th, 2009, 04:56 PM
its spreading fast

getright
Apr 26th, 2009, 05:00 PM
The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) confirmed a case of swine flu Sunday involving a 9-year-old boy from Lorain County.

The patient is considered to have a mild case of the disease and is recovering at home.

http://www.woio.com/global/story.asp?s=10250916

Sammm
Apr 26th, 2009, 05:15 PM
Are the elderly more at risk?
Can younger, healthy people fight it off?

Valanga
Apr 26th, 2009, 05:27 PM
Oh please, the experts must keep this virus under contrl

M2k
Apr 26th, 2009, 05:31 PM
People planing a trip to Mexico need to cancel those plans for now.

getright
Apr 26th, 2009, 05:52 PM
Canada confirms 4 swine flu cases among students


TORONTO - Nova Scotia's chief public health officer says the east coast Canadian province has four confirmed cases of swine flu.

Chief Public Health officer Dr. Robert Strang says Sunday four students from King's-Edgehill School in Nova Scotia ranging in age from 12 to 17 or 18 are recovering. All of them had what he describes as "very mild" cases of the flu.

http://www.philly.com/philly/wires/ap/news/nation_world/20090426_ap_canadaconfirms4swineflucasesamongstude nts.html

Sally Struthers
Apr 26th, 2009, 06:02 PM
well it doesn't seem as virulent as the one going on in mexico but maybe that's because our health care is better here and in canada

*JR*
Apr 26th, 2009, 06:49 PM
well it doesn't seem as virulent as the one going on in mexico but maybe that's because our health care is better here and in canada
Except for the close to 50 million uninsured. Who knows, maybe some of them will become "vectors" who spread it to others because they went untreated due to lack of money and coverage. This doesn't seem 2B "the big one". But maybe there will be an outbreak of avian influenza, etc. where the huge uninsured population in the US will lead to a 1918 style pandemic. :shrug:

Wiggly
Apr 26th, 2009, 08:28 PM
That thing entered Canadian soil? Damn. :o
With all the students who wen to Mexico for the Spring break, it will not be pretty.

Sammm
Apr 26th, 2009, 08:43 PM
Are the elderly more at risk?
Can younger, healthy people fight it off?

Bump of my question. Anyone know?

tenn_ace
Apr 26th, 2009, 09:37 PM
Q&A: Swine flu





Infection control experts are scrambling to respond to outbreaks of swine flu in Mexico and the US, and suspected cases elsewhere.
What is swine flu?
Swine flu is a respiratory disease which infects pigs.
Caused by influenza type A, there are regular outbreaks among herds of pigs, where the disease causes high levels of illness but is rarely fatal.
It tends to spread in autumn and winter but can circulate all year round.
There are many different types of swine flu and like human flu, the infection is constantly changing.
Can humans catch swine flu?
Swine flu does not normally infect humans, although sporadic cases do occur - usually in people who have had close contact with pigs.
There have also been rare documented cases of humans passing the infection to other humans.
Human-to-human transmission of swine flu is thought to spread in the same way as seasonal flu - through coughing and sneezing.
In the latest outbreak it is clear that the disease is being passed from person to person.
Symptoms of swine flu in humans appear to be similar to those produced by standard, seasonal flu.
Is this a new type of swine flu?
The World Health Organization has confirmed that at least some of the cases are a never-before-seen version of the H1N1 strain of influenza type A.
H1N1 is the same strain which causes seasonal outbreaks of flu in humans on a regular basis.
But this latest version of H1N1 is different: it contains genetic material that is typically found in strains of the virus that affect humans, birds and swine.
Flu viruses have the ability to swap genetic components with each other, and it seems likely that the new version of H1N1 resulted from a mixing of different versions of the virus, which may usually affect different species, in the same animal host.
Is it safe to eat pig meat?
Yes. There is no evidence that swine flu can be transmitted through eating meat from infected animals.
However, it is essential to cook meat properly. A temperature of 70C (158F) would be sure to kill the virus.
How worried should people be?
When any new strain of flu emerges that acquires the ability to pass from person to person, it is monitored very closely in case it has the potential to spark a pandemic.

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The World Health Organization has warned that taken together the Mexican and US cases could potentially trigger a global pandemic, and stress that the situation is serious.
However, it is stressed that it is still too early to accurately assess the situation fully.
Currently, they say the world is closer to a flu pandemic than at any point since 1968 - rating the threat at three on a six-point scale.
Nobody knows the full potential impact of the pandemic, but experts have warned that it could cost millions of lives worldwide. The Spanish flu pandemic, which began in 1918, and was also caused by an H1N1 strain, killed millions of people.
The fact that all the cases in the US have so far produced mild symptoms is encouraging. It suggests that the severity of the Mexican outbreak may be due to an unusual geographically-specific factor - possibly a second unrelated virus circulating in the community - which would be unlikely to come into play in the rest of the world.
However, the fact that many of the victims are young does point to something unusual. Normal, seasonal flu tends to affect the elderly disproportionately.
What about treatments and vaccines?
The US authorities say that two drugs commonly used to treat flu, Tamiflu and Relenza, seem to be effective at treating cases that have occurred there so far.
It is unclear how effective currently available flu vaccines would be at offering protection against the new strain, as it is genetically distinct from other flu strains.
US scientists are already developing a bespoke new vaccine, but it may take some time to perfect it, and manufacture enough supplies to meet what could be huge demand.
What about bird flu?
The strain of bird flu which has caused scores of human deaths in South East Asia in recent years is a different strain to that responsible for the current outbreak of swine flu.
The latest form of swine flu is a new type of the H1N1 strain, while bird, or avian flu, is H5N1.
Experts fear H5N1 hold the potential to trigger a pandemic because of its ability to mutate rapidly. However, up until now it has remained very much a disease of birds. Those humans who have been infected have, without exception, worked closely with birds, and cases of human-to-human transmission are extremely rare - there is no suggestion that H5N1 has gained the ability to pass easily from person to person.

tenn_ace
Apr 26th, 2009, 09:48 PM
Bump of my question. Anyone know?

a quote from Guardian

Starting two days later, health teams were sent to hospitals looking for patients with severe flu or pnuemonia-like symptoms. They noticed something strange: The flu was killing people aged 20 to 40, though flu victims are either infants or the elderly.

veryborednow
Apr 26th, 2009, 09:50 PM
Bump of my question. Anyone know?

Are the elderly more at risk?
Can younger, healthy people fight it off?
Nope, seems like young adults are those affected.
One of the greatest concerns is that the new strain seems to target young, healthy adults, the same group affected by Spanish flu, which killed 20 to 50 million people in 1918.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/article6175993.ece

However, the middle age group--roughly age 15 to 50, give or take--tend to have an active, vigorous immune response upon invasion by a pathogen. Most of the time, this keeps us relatively free of disease from microbes, but some organisms tend to trigger this type of hyper-response that actually ends up harming the host--in some cases, fatally. This is what we've seen in some cases of H5N1 infection, and what's been induced in mouse models with the 1918 H1N1 strain. (http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v443/n7111/full/nature05181.html)
http://scienceblogs.com/aetiology/2009/04/swine_flu_and_deaths_in_health.php

M2k
Apr 26th, 2009, 09:59 PM
... most of my family is either in Mexico or California :o

Sammm
Apr 26th, 2009, 10:14 PM
a quote from Guardian

Starting two days later, health teams were sent to hospitals looking for patients with severe flu or pnuemonia-like symptoms. They noticed something strange: The flu was killing people aged 20 to 40, though flu victims are either infants or the elderly.

Nope, seems like young adults are those affected.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/article6175993.ece


http://scienceblogs.com/aetiology/2009/04/swine_flu_and_deaths_in_health.php

I'm 21. There's already a reported case in Scotland. This is worrying.

FrenchY52
Apr 26th, 2009, 10:19 PM
Shit, wow. Its spreading...

That banner :sad:

veryborednow
Apr 26th, 2009, 10:41 PM
I'm 21. There's already a reported case in Scotland. This is worrying.
Don't be, the people affected outside of Mexico (even if they got it there) seem to have milder, treatable strains.

tenn_ace
Apr 26th, 2009, 11:22 PM
Don't be, the people affected outside of Mexico (even if they got it there) seem to have milder, treatable strains.

correct, but CDC officials are saying that does NOT mean that a stronger the critical phase has passed. A stronger strain can still spread.

Sammm
Apr 26th, 2009, 11:29 PM
I'm probably being utterly melodramatic, but this worries me a lot more than the bird flu pandemic ever did. I just have a bad feeling about it.

ys
Apr 27th, 2009, 02:15 AM
The vaccine will be ready by the end of the summer. It is XXIst century, not the Spanish flu times..

Lin Lin
Apr 27th, 2009, 02:24 AM
It's scary:o:sad:

getright
Apr 27th, 2009, 03:04 AM
MEXICO CITY - Mexico's federal health secretary says the number of suspected swine flu cases in Mexico has risen to 1,614, including 103 deaths.

Health Secretary Jose Angel Cordova says authorities are still trying to confirm how many were caused by the deadly new virus strain, which has shown up in as many as seven other countries and has caused the U.S. to declare a health emergency.
Mexican health officials reported 86 deaths earlier Sunday and nearly 1,400 sickened.

Cordova updated the numbers while speaking to Televisa Mexican national television network Sunday night.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/lt_swine_flu_mexico;_ylt=AtAlG4nnDbVrN0yaREKVprGs0 NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTJrZWlwczc4BGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMDkwNDI3L 2x0X3N3aW5lX2ZsdV9tZXhpY28EY3BvcwMyBHBvcwM2BHNlYwN 5bl90b3Bfc3RvcnkEc2xrA3N1c3BlY3RlZHN3aQ--

drake3781
Apr 27th, 2009, 03:44 AM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/talking_point/8018428.stm

I work as a resident doctor in one of the biggest hospitals in Mexico City and sadly, the situation is far from "under control". As a doctor, I realise that the media does not report the truth. Authorities distributed vaccines among all the medical personnel with no results, because two of my partners who worked in this hospital (interns) were killed by this new virus in less than six days even though they were vaccinated as all of us were. The official number of deaths is 20, nevertheless, the true number of victims are more than 200. I understand that we must avoid to panic, but telling the truth it might be better now to prevent and avoid more deaths.
Yeny Gregorio Dávila, Mexico City

:scared:


Very interesting.

drake3781
Apr 27th, 2009, 03:46 AM
Also this is going to be terrible news for Mexico's economy, already suffering from the escalation of drug trade related violence, and of course the general bad economy worldwide.

A Magicman
Apr 27th, 2009, 06:14 AM
Factory farming and Megalopolisses starting to take their toll....


I thought, a thing like that would start in SE Asia.

RYNJ
Apr 27th, 2009, 08:40 AM
I live about 10 min away from Mexico ... :sad:, hopefully all will be ok =/

Lennval
Apr 27th, 2009, 09:26 AM
8 possible cases in Barcelona (Spain) :eek:

rockstar
Apr 27th, 2009, 09:32 AM
Factory farming and Megalopolisses starting to take their toll....


I thought, a thing like that would start in SE Asia.

yes, cos se asia is a million times less developed than mexico :rolleyes:

korben
Apr 27th, 2009, 09:46 AM
NZ authorities prepare for worst as swine flu toll rises (http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10568935)

Today suspected swine flu cases were being monitored nationwide, including Auckland, Hamilton, Palmerston North, Nelson, the West Coast, Canterbury and Otago :unsure:

OZTENNIS
Apr 27th, 2009, 09:53 AM
Don't panic, people.
I read an online article which said that 103 people have died in Mexico from an estimated (so far) 1 614 people that have been diagnosed with Swine Flu.
Whilst this is tragic news for Mexicans and indeed people from all around the world, think of it this way;

- Mexico does not have the medical services of developed countries like the US, Canada, Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.
- Mexican living conditions are substantially worse than those in the above mentioned regions.
- Experts believe that either Mexicans have seeked later medical advice than those in other countries, thus resulting in deaths OR it has combined with another local circulating virus within the country.
- The rest of the world is now prepared for an outbreak of any kind.

With all these factors in mind, still LESS THAN 10% OF ALL PEOPLE WITH SWINE FLU HAVE NOT DIED. So please don't make a bigger deal of this than required. If you have flu like symptoms you should consult your doctor anyway.

OZTENNIS
Apr 27th, 2009, 09:58 AM
That said, Australia is refusing entry to all planes from North and South America that DO NOT declare whether or not there are any passengers with cold/flu like symptoms. Australia has a stockpile of 9 million tamiflu tablets...
Two people have been cleared of having Swine Flu in Queensland with another two undergoing tests.

Australia is well prepared

Noctis
Apr 27th, 2009, 10:33 AM
Uk should be doing the same :(

mure
Apr 27th, 2009, 10:51 AM
regular influenza kills about 30.000 each year in usa alone.then this new flu kills 100 people in mexico(rip) and the whole world goes crazy.go figure..

Noctis
Apr 27th, 2009, 10:53 AM
this virus spread not like it stays in one place

ViennaCalling
Apr 27th, 2009, 10:58 AM
Tamiflu again ... ? :tape:

I remember that some friends of me bought tons of it during the bird flu ... it´s strange that so many people got hysteric because of it. It seems that there is a Tamiflu-Mafia :rolleyes:

I am not afraid and I won´t buy Tamiflu :p

OZTENNIS
Apr 27th, 2009, 11:03 AM
^^^
I don't know about overseas but you can't get Tamiflu here unless you have a subscription froma doctor.

Going out and buying it now is just stupid

korben
Apr 27th, 2009, 11:33 AM
Denmark (http://www.cphpost.dk/news/national/88-national/45499-medical-experts-call-emergency-meeting-over-swine-flu-fears.html)- 3 suspect cases
Sweden (http://svt.se/2.22620/1.1535043/svenskar_testas_for_svininfluensa?lid=puff_1534309&lpos=rubrik)- at least 5 suspect cases

Noctis
Apr 27th, 2009, 11:37 AM
:o fook no uk or china please

A Magicman
Apr 27th, 2009, 11:44 AM
yes, cos se asia is a million times less developed than mexico :rolleyes:

Did I mention being "less developed" anywhere? :rolleyes:

SE Asia has a hot and humid climate and in rural areas, people tned to live in direct contact with their cattle and chciken and ducks and the area is really densely populated. That's why.

I guess an outbreak like that doesn't have to do with the status of development.

A Magicman
Apr 27th, 2009, 11:45 AM
Tamiflu again ... ? :tape:

I remember that some friends of me bought tons of it during the bird flu ... it´s strange that so many people got hysteric because of it. It seems that there is a Tamiflu-Mafia :rolleyes:

I am not afraid and I won´t buy Tamiflu :p

Roche shares up 9% today in a bearish market. :lol:

I also thought of buying some, but obviously I wasn't the only one.

Noctis
Apr 27th, 2009, 11:52 AM
A 23-year-old man who returned from a trip to Mexico last week was found to have the virus, according to a statement released by Spain's Health Ministry on Monday morning.

The man was put under observation on Saturday after complaining of chest problems, the minister of health, Trinidad Jimenez, told a hastily convened news conference.



Another 20 patients are under observation on suspicion of having contracted the virus.

"They are all stable, none of the cases is grave, not even that of the case confirmed (as swine flu)," Ms Jimenez said.

"These are people who have recently been on trips to Mexico," she said, adding that Spain had sufficient doses stored of antiviral medicine.

Meanwhile, the number of people likely to have died from swine flu in Mexico has risen to 103, Jose Cordova, the Mexican health secretary, has said.

Speaking in an interview with Mexican television channel Televisa, Mr Cordova said there have also been a total of 1,614 patients admitted to hospital believed to be suffering from the H1N1 virus. Of these, just over 1,000 have left hospital after successfully fighting the flu aided by anti viral drugs known in Mexico as oseltamivir and zanamivir, he said.

"It is important to note that a 1,000 patients, or about 70 per cent of those interned, have recuperated perfectly well and left the hospital," Mr Cordova said.

The health secretary did not clarify how many of the 103 deaths had been confirmed in laboratory tests to be from the H1N1 virus, a new influenza strain that combines pig, avian and human viruses.

Earlier, he had said that laboratory tests had shown at least 20 people had died from swine flue.

The latest figures show that both the number of deaths and number of people admitted to hospital from what is believed to be swine flu continue to increase by about 25 per cent every day.

Most of the victims have been men and women between 20 and 40

*JR*
Apr 27th, 2009, 11:55 AM
Roche shares up 9% today in a bearish market. :lol:
Those evil Suissies are probably behind the whole thing. :tape:

OZTENNIS
Apr 27th, 2009, 12:03 PM
Australia cleared of all possible Swine Flu cases, for now
All passengers from North and South America will be interrogated on arrival and, as said planes will not be allowed to land in the country unless they declare the number of sick people on board and what they are sick with.

Noctis
Apr 27th, 2009, 12:07 PM
China has 3 suspect cases

korben
Apr 27th, 2009, 12:39 PM
Switzerland 5 suspect cases, Norway one, Italy one...

Valanga
Apr 27th, 2009, 12:51 PM
OMG :eek:
HK got "suspected" cases as well :o

Nacho
Apr 27th, 2009, 12:56 PM
Swine flu world map: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&t=p&msa=0&msid=106484775090296685271.0004681a37b713f6b5950&ll=17.644022,4.570313&spn=124.008163,315&z=2

Noctis
Apr 27th, 2009, 12:58 PM
They All Got Swined :sad:

A Magicman
Apr 27th, 2009, 01:00 PM
Is every1 having some cough and a viral infection a "suspect case" nowadays?

mure
Apr 27th, 2009, 01:03 PM
Is every1 having some cough and a viral infection a "suspect case" nowadays?

ha i was goin to say that,in korbens danish link for example it mentions that one of three "suspect" cases was a simple flu and there are no results for the rest.Anyone who travelled to Mexico recently and das a runnin nose is a suspect case..

Sally Struthers
Apr 27th, 2009, 01:27 PM
novavax is up 350% since friday :sobbing:

M2k
Apr 27th, 2009, 01:51 PM
Swine flu world map: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&t=p&msa=0&msid=106484775090296685271.0004681a37b713f6b5950&ll=17.644022,4.570313&spn=124.008163,315&z=2


Figures that the US and Spain would go 2 & 3 in number of cases :o

M2k
Apr 27th, 2009, 01:54 PM
novavax is up 350% since friday :sobbing:


that is just... :o

A Magicman
Apr 27th, 2009, 02:54 PM
Proudly presenting:

suspect cases 1, 2 & 3 in Bielefeld, Germany

Add us onto the map!!! :devil:

korben
Apr 27th, 2009, 03:05 PM
Proudly presenting: :worship:

Heh. Our goverment made statement. Even if this turns to full scale pandemia, we are well prepared with 1.2M doses of tamiflu. Well thats great... hey wait a second.... :tape: At least they made a plan during bird flu scare. Rare positive about having tens of thousands of people working on usually-not-so-usefull projects :rolleyes:

korben
Apr 27th, 2009, 03:11 PM
Pandemic 2 (http://www.crazymonkeygames.com/fullscreen.php?game=Pandemic-2)

Old browser game ;)

Aaric
Apr 27th, 2009, 03:13 PM
Figures that the US and Spain would go 2 & 3 in number of cases :o

Yeah, here there are 18 affected people and in US 20. :sad:

korben
Apr 27th, 2009, 03:43 PM
Yeah, here there are 18 affected people and in US 20. :sad:

Wrong. US has 20 CONFIRMED. You have 35 suspected and 1 confirmed.

Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_H1N1_flu_outbreak)updates are pretty fast in this case. Though serious browsing gets news first.
You can find 6368 newspapers from this LINK
(http://www.thepaperboy.com/)

sammy01
Apr 27th, 2009, 03:50 PM
ok is this actualy goping to be serious? i mean the whole 'bird flu' thing came to nothing, this looks more serious but surely if it was a great threat all travel to and from infected countries or anywhere would be stopped, its not level 4 yet, will it get there?

M2k
Apr 27th, 2009, 03:56 PM
Wrong. US has 20 CONFIRMED. You have 35 suspected and 1 confirmed.

Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_H1N1_flu_outbreak)updates are pretty fast in this case. Though serious browsing gets news first.
You can find 6368 newspapers from this LINK
(http://www.thepaperboy.com/)


that's what happens when you don't read the map properly :lol: "suspected" being the important word here :o but still 35 suspected cases? I bet they were all in the same airplane :o

According to the link:

Mexio 18 (confirmed) , 1,614 (suspected), 103 (Deaths)
USA 40 (confirmed) , 100+ (suspected), 0 (Deaths)
Canada 6(confirmed), 18+(suspected),0(Deaths)
Spain 1(confirmed), 35(suspected), 0(Deaths)
No other country has a confirmed case as of yet (really?)

korben
Apr 27th, 2009, 04:09 PM
its not level 4 yet, will it get there?

Wait couple hours :unsure: WHO is holding emergency meeting today.

To get that bird flu one had to practically eat poor bird, raw, to get infected. This one transfers human-to-human. "Little" diffirence.

Ciarán
Apr 27th, 2009, 04:12 PM
Confirmed in Spain.

korben
Apr 27th, 2009, 04:17 PM
Posted on page 1. But as this seems to have most information. Worth a re-post. I trust that even BBC can´t go that low to commit forgery in case like this...

Readers in the areas affected by the swine flu outbreak have been sending their accounts to the BBC since the first cases were reported.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/talking_point/8018428.stm :scared: (Many Mexican doctors have written comment)

Sally Struthers
Apr 27th, 2009, 04:24 PM
that is just... :o

I missed the boat :sobbing: I should probably short it since it won't be holding at these prices for long.

getright
Apr 27th, 2009, 04:36 PM
149 deaths now in Mexico

M2k
Apr 27th, 2009, 04:37 PM
Confirmed in Spain.

But look on the bright side, it's only one case of 36 possible :o


Readers in the areas affected by the swine flu outbreak have been sending their accounts to the BBC since the first cases were reported.

Well Korben this is just sad. I just click your link and under the Heading "Monday, April 27"


"I'm a doctor responsible for managing vaccines in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon.
Over the last two weeks we started seeing patients with high fever, muscle aches, sore throats and coughs. Those symptoms seemed a bit odd for us, but we didn't diagnose them with swine flu as we didn't know about it.
On Sunday we had our first death in the area. It was someone who came from Mexico City. But we don't have the means to confirm whether it was as a result of swine flu.
More than anything, we lack equipment and laboratory kits. All we can do is look at the symptoms and make a clinical diagnosis.
In the pharmacies, there is no Tamiflu available. They only have another medication and they don't even have enough of that.
So the vaccines we have are not enough we don't have the medication required. People here are not aware that this flu outbreak can kill people.
On behalf of all the medical community in Nuevo Leon I'd like to ask for help to get the medication, so we can treat people.
We need to have the means to diagnose people and, most importantly, the means to offer them treatment."

...that sounds like a catastrophe waiting to happen :unsure:


I missed the boat :sobbing: I should probably short it since it won't be holding at these prices for long.

people are going to get rich out of this :lol:

Ciarán
Apr 27th, 2009, 04:38 PM
I am supposed to be going to Spain on holidays this July :bigcry::help:

korben
Apr 27th, 2009, 04:49 PM
But look on the bright side, it's only one case of 36 possible :o

This is like doping testing. Results come in later :tape: Ie. look New Zealand. They have 13 possibles. Health minister corrected describtion to likely. Huge diffirence there.

So Mexico has 1400 possibles. My tip for ANY catastrophe is to multiply government number by 10. And go from there...:tape: :sad:
Works too well :hysteric:

getright
Apr 27th, 2009, 04:52 PM
Bulletin -- Strong Earthquake Rocks Mexico City.

Haute
Apr 27th, 2009, 04:59 PM
Maybe it's because I'm over fatigued from hearing about a new "it" disease practically every year, but it really doesn't seem to me to be something to get worried about. It sounds like most of the people who are being confirmed as having it are recovering fine, like they would from the normal flu. I would guarantee that those who have died from it in Mexico more than likely didn't have access to medical services, so as long as you could get to a doctor or pharmacy you'd be ok.

korben
Apr 27th, 2009, 05:08 PM
but it really doesn't seem to me to be something to get worried about. .

Those with knowledge seem to think diffirently. Official European Union Statement.
AVOID TRAVELING TO MEXICO, USA and CANADA!

korben
Apr 27th, 2009, 05:13 PM
Bulletin -- Strong Earthquake Rocks Mexico City.

Nope. Close to Acapulco 6.0 (http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Maps/10/260_15.php):help:

korben
Apr 27th, 2009, 05:15 PM
ALL Mexican schools will be closed for next two weeks.

QuicKyMonSter
Apr 27th, 2009, 05:19 PM
The earthquake will make everything worse.

Haute
Apr 27th, 2009, 05:20 PM
Those with knowledge seem to think diffirently. Official European Union Statement.
AVOID TRAVELING TO MEXICO, USA and CANADA!

Mexico is unsafe to travel to anyway right now with drug warfare escalating, so that's nothing new. But to warn against the US and Canada that's just asking to incite panic. There are no related deaths in either country, and the people who have caught it have been recovering.

mure
Apr 27th, 2009, 05:24 PM
Israel renames unkosher swine flu

Israeli Health Minister Yakov Litzman has been updating a nervous public on the swine flu epidemic - and he started by renaming it for religious reasons.

"We will call it Mexican flu. We won't call it swine flu," said Mr Litzman, who belongs to the ultra-religious United Torah Judaism party.

Pigs are considered unclean under Jewish dietary laws and pork is also banned for Israel's Muslim minority

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8021301.stm

i lol'd..

korben
Apr 27th, 2009, 05:28 PM
UNITED NATIONS - A deadly swine flu virus strain could unleash a new global pandemic, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned Monday, after the probable death toll from the disease rose to 149 in Mexico.
"We are concerned that this virus could cause a new influenza pandemic. It could be mild in its effect or potentially be severe," Ban told reporters.

"We don't know yet which way it will go but we are concerned that in Mexico most of those who died were young and healthy adults." Ban described the outbreak as the "first test" of the pandemic preparedness work undertaken by the international community over the past three years. The United Nations is responding "quickly and effectively," he said, adding that the World Health Organization (WHO) was leading the global body's efforts to tackle the outbreak.

The emergency committee convened by WHO chief Margaret Chan was set to meet again late Monday to decide whether to raise its pandemic level from the current level three to four, which signals a "significant increase in risk of a pandemic." Phase three indicates that an animal or human-animal flu virus has caused sporadic cases or small outbreaks in humans, but has not resulted in human-to-human transmission that is sufficient to sustain community-level outbreaks. "If we are indeed facing a pandemic, we need to demonstrate global solidarity," said Ban. "In our interconnected world, no nation can deal with threats of such dimension on its own."
He stressed that poor nations were "especially vulnerable."

korben
Apr 27th, 2009, 05:32 PM
Israel renames unkosher swine flu.

Even in case like this Political Correctness comes first :banghead: :awww:

Noctis
Apr 27th, 2009, 05:34 PM
Cant we just bombshell mexico.

mure
Apr 27th, 2009, 05:36 PM
Even in case like this Political Correctness comes first :banghead: :awww:

i read somewhere that now Mexicans will be pissed..i thought that Israel was a progresive country,not one with religious whackos as their ministers.

korben
Apr 27th, 2009, 05:38 PM
Cant we just bombshell mexico.

Too late :wavey:

Kart
Apr 27th, 2009, 05:39 PM
I missed the boat :sobbing: I should probably short it since it won't be holding at these prices for long.

I can't believe you didn't pick that one Sal !

korben
Apr 27th, 2009, 05:40 PM
This is ... hmmmm. Mexicans are religious folk right?
"Swine Flu" anagram is "We Sinful" :devil:

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r73/salem21_2006/oh_noes.gif

Noctis
Apr 27th, 2009, 05:45 PM
korben your the one panicking the most :P

korben
Apr 27th, 2009, 05:49 PM
korben your the one panicking the most :P

I am :confused: I thought to be reporting :banghead:

M2k
Apr 27th, 2009, 05:50 PM
I can't believe you didn't pick that one Sal !

Poor girl. She must be kicking herself right about now :p


Cant we just bombshell Mexico


Not if you want half of my family to die you Psycho !!

Mexico is unsafe to travel to anyway right now with drug warfare escalating, so that's nothing new. But to warn against the US and Canada that's just asking to incite panic. There are no related deaths in either country, and the people who have caught it have been recovering.

One can only hope this Swine Flu wipes off all those drug lords.

I live in Central California (Kern County) , and even I wouldn't travel South of Los Angeles County , for now that is :o

korben
Apr 27th, 2009, 05:56 PM
BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/glasgow_and_west/8020208.stm): Two CONFIRMED in UK

They had returned from Mexico on 21 April.

out of the 22 people who had been identified as being in contact with the infected patients, seven had developed "mild symptoms". :scared: :help:

Frode
Apr 27th, 2009, 06:03 PM
^^

Yes, I just heard about the two Scottish cases.

One suspected case here in Norway also, but not confirmed.

Noctis
Apr 27th, 2009, 06:05 PM
i hope this isnt turning out to be Racoon city

Svetlana.
Apr 27th, 2009, 06:09 PM
oh God I really hope this won´t get worst :sad: :sad:

I live not that far from México city and there are reports that in the city where I live(Puebla) there are 14 possibles cases of swine flu.

I´m scared that this will go out of hands and many people in my country will die :sad:

I hope you are safe. :wavey: Stay away from public places.

Kart
Apr 27th, 2009, 06:14 PM
Poor girl. She must be kicking herself right about now :p

Either that or she's out buying anti-virals as we speak ;).

Sally Struthers
Apr 27th, 2009, 06:31 PM
Poor girl. She must be kicking herself right about now :p




I could have put $10k on it Thursday :sobbing:

It's ok. I have shorted a smaller amount. Will see what happens.

korben
Apr 27th, 2009, 07:19 PM
Reuters: N.Y. mayor says swine flu cases may rise above 100 (http://www.reuters.com/article/healthNews/idUSTRE53Q51H20090427) :banghead:

Expect first US casualties to be reported tomorrow :sad:

korben
Apr 27th, 2009, 07:29 PM
Is this serious or not? Two confirmed UK cases have had 22 CONFIRMED human contacts in a week. No idea how they confirm those. Anyways (multiply with x) 7 of whome show symptones. That is 3.5x

Now if New York has 100 cases with same rate. Means 350 have symptones. BUT 250 of those are YET to be identified. Those 250... and so on ... :scared: (That is the mild case scenario :( )

korben
Apr 27th, 2009, 08:05 PM
6 deaths in US :sad:

NZ possibles from 13 -> 111 :unsure:

SOURCE New Zealands 3News (http://www.3news.co.nz/Video/Nightline/tabid/368/articleID/101436/cat/41/Default.aspx#video)

Noctis
Apr 27th, 2009, 08:18 PM
Don't click the 3news link guys
It's crashes your computer by flooding with popups

korben
Apr 27th, 2009, 08:20 PM
Don't click the 3news link guys
It's crashes your computer by flooding with popups

:confused:

korben
Apr 27th, 2009, 08:25 PM
WTF WHO?!?!

Press release
27 April 2009 -- The current situation regarding the outbreak of swine influenza A(H1N1) is evolving rapidly. As of 27 April 2009, the United States Government has reported 40 laboratory confirmed human cases of swine influenza A(H1N1), with no deaths. Mexico has reported 26 confirmed human cases of infection with the same virus, including seven deaths. Canada has reported six cases, with no deaths, while Spain has reported one case, with no deaths.

Jovana.
Apr 27th, 2009, 08:26 PM
I have a school trip arranged in May to Spain and some are saying it's canceled cause of swine flu but it's not confirmed yet. :confsued: I haven't heard any news on trips being canceled there so I dunno. But I'm not that much informed tho.

korben
Apr 27th, 2009, 08:34 PM
I have a school trip arranged in May to Spain and some are saying it's canceled cause of swine flu

You aint goin nowhere. All boarders will be closed in five days time. Mark my words! Hey I gave myself only five days, not three decades or eternity like some algores that cash on stuff like this ;)

Noctis
Apr 27th, 2009, 08:46 PM
the virus will die within a week.

korben
Apr 27th, 2009, 08:46 PM
WHO moved 3 --> 4 (http://www.who.int/csr/disease/avian_influenza/phase/en/index.html)

http://www.who.int/csr/disease/influenza/phase4.gif

The Emergency Committee, established in compliance with the International Health Regulations (2005), held its second meeting on 27 April 2009. The Committee considered available data on confirmed outbreaks of A/H1N1 swine influenza in the United States of America, Mexico, and Canada. The Committee also considered reports of possible spread to additional countries.

On the advice of the Committee, the WHO Director-General decided on the following.
The Director-General has raised the level of influenza pandemic alert from the current phase 3 to phase 4.

The change to a higher phase of pandemic alert indicates that the likelihood of a pandemic has increased, but not that a pandemic is inevitable. As further information becomes available, WHO may decide to either revert to phase 3 or raise the level of alert to another phase.

This decision was based primarily on epidemiological data demonstrating human-to-human transmission and the ability of the virus to cause community-level outbreaks. Given the widespread presence of the virus, the Director-General considered that containment of the outbreak is not feasible. The current focus should be on mitigation measures.

The Director-General recommended not to close borders and not to restrict international travel. It was considered prudent for people who are ill to delay international travel and for people developing symptoms following international travel to seek medical attention.

The Director-General considered that production of seasonal influenza vaccine should continue at this time, subject to re-evaluation as the situation evolves. WHO will facilitate the process needed to develop a vaccine effective against A/H1N1 virus. The Director-General stressed that all measures should conform with the purpose and scope of the International Health Regulations.

korben
Apr 27th, 2009, 08:53 PM
Bit odd not to recommed any traffic restrictions. Given that many western countries already have issued those. Bummer for my 5 days predicion. I lost that already :sad: Make it a month ;)

Critical time is THIS WEEK. If this does not spread uncontrollably in next five-seven days. Then world is saved. For now.

A Magicman
Apr 27th, 2009, 09:10 PM
Proudly presenting:

suspect cases 1, 2 & 3 in Bielefeld, Germany

Add us onto the map!!! :devil:

Take us off the map :sobbing:

2 cases not swine flu, 3rd case never existed. :lol:

korben
Apr 27th, 2009, 09:17 PM
Take us off the map :sobbing:

Don´t worry. You´ll get back there. With great numbers :devil:

sammy01
Apr 27th, 2009, 09:18 PM
does anyone have a mental picture of korben sat at a computer wearing a bio-hazard suit, going over each key he hits with a cotton bud soaked in bleach lmao

Noctis
Apr 27th, 2009, 09:30 PM
does anyone have a mental picture of korben sat at a computer wearing a bio-hazard suit, going over each key he hits with a cotton bud soaked in bleach lmao

Me :haha:

korben
Apr 27th, 2009, 09:38 PM
does anyone have a mental picture of korben sat at a computer wearing a bio-hazard suit, going over each key he hits with a cotton bud soaked in bleach lmao

http://boomajoom.com/foil_hat.jpg

:wavey: (close?)

sammy01
Apr 27th, 2009, 09:42 PM
http://boomajoom.com/foil_hat.jpg

:wavey: (close?)

:lol: yeah i think you are ready, no one or nothing is infecting you!

sammy01
Apr 27th, 2009, 09:44 PM
i found a drawing of korben at work lol

http://www.cartoonstock.com/lowres/dcr0702l.jpg

Noctis
Apr 27th, 2009, 09:46 PM
Gawd Korben :tape: How do you eat food tube?

Danči Dementia
Apr 28th, 2009, 01:37 AM
Cant we just bombshell mexico.

wow...........what a mature post:worship:

you´re fucking pathetic.

I hope you are safe. :wavey: Stay away from public places.

thanks:kiss:


Nope. Close to Acapulco 6.0 (http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Maps/10/260_15.php):help:

it still rocked México city and metopolitan area, I live in Puebla and I felt it.


ALL Mexican schools will be closed for next two weeks.

on may 6th we will be back in school.

when I woke up today I was watching the news they said that schools will be closed only in Mexico city, Mexico, Coahuila, San Luis Potosi, Hidalgo(my home state) and Querétaro but 3 hours later they said that schools all over the country will be closed, even the school where I go to German class.

Danči Dementia
Apr 28th, 2009, 01:38 AM
everyone is wearing those breathing masks, and I have to go to the bus station tomorrow so I can go home...and I don´t have one of those masks :unsure:

and its going to be full of people :hysteric:

antonella
Apr 28th, 2009, 02:15 AM
everyone is wearing those breathing masks, and I have to go to the bus station tomorrow so I can go home...and I don´t have one of those masks :unsure:

Here's what I'll wear-

http://www.masks-wigs-and-costumes.com/Masks/images/sequined_mask_t43.JPG

Sassy-Na
Apr 28th, 2009, 02:16 AM
Here's what I'll wear-

http://www.masks-wigs-and-costumes.com/Masks/images/sequined_mask_t43.JPG

lmao :rolls:

Danči Dementia
Apr 28th, 2009, 02:42 AM
Here's what I'll wear-

http://www.masks-wigs-and-costumes.com/Masks/images/sequined_mask_t43.JPG

oh.....I got confused:o
I was talking about one of these:
http://www.proimde.com/imagenes/tp3capas.jpg

I just don´t know how to say it in english, I have no idea:o
that is why I said mask:o

"cubrebocas" in Spanish

drake3781
Apr 28th, 2009, 02:47 AM
Israel renames unkosher swine flu

Israeli Health Minister Yakov Litzman has been updating a nervous public on the swine flu epidemic - and he started by renaming it for religious reasons.

"We will call it Mexican flu. We won't call it swine flu," said Mr Litzman, who belongs to the ultra-religious United Torah Judaism party.

Pigs are considered unclean under Jewish dietary laws and pork is also banned for Israel's Muslim minority

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8021301.stm

i lol'd..


I thought it was from The Onion. :sobbing:

iGOAT
Apr 28th, 2009, 02:50 AM
oh.....I got confused:o
I was talking about one of these:
http://www.proimde.com/imagenes/tp3capas.jpg

I just don´t know how to say it in english, I have no idea:o
that is why I said mask:o

"cubrebocas" in Spanish
You could make a mask... I'm not sure how, but I've seen people do it. I really think you should do whatever you need to get a mask though!

Sassy-Na
Apr 28th, 2009, 02:54 AM
everyone is wearing those breathing masks, and I have to go to the bus station tomorrow so I can go home...and I don´t have one of those masks :unsure:

and its going to be full of people :hysteric:

http://redstarcafe.files.wordpress.com/2007/09/atthecrease.jpg

madlove
Apr 28th, 2009, 03:49 AM
its spreading really fast. this is scary.. airports should all do something about visitors into their countries

korben
Apr 28th, 2009, 03:57 AM
WHO Assistant Director General Dr Keiji Fukuda (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8021827.stm)
He said the virus had become too widespread to make containment a feasible option, and said countries must focus on trying to put measures in place to protect the population. He also stressed that the experts did not recommend closing borders or restricting travel. "With the virus being widespread... closing borders or restricting travel really has very little effects in stopping the movement of this virus," he said. :confused: :confused: :confused: :sad:

ViennaCalling
Apr 28th, 2009, 07:23 AM
does anyone have a mental picture of korben sat at a computer wearing a bio-hazard suit, going over each key he hits with a cotton bud soaked in bleach lmao

:rolls:

Thanks god we have a drama now :rolleyes: Don´t panic people :rolleyes:

I think the only reason for this is that all people should buy Tamiflu again :tape:

And this is Korben I think:

http://www.computermommy.net/computer.gif

:devil:

Mattographer
Apr 28th, 2009, 07:51 AM
I was watching The View today on TV and I had some good laugh at Sherri wearing one of those masks :o She thinks she's Michael Jackson.

OZTENNIS
Apr 28th, 2009, 09:28 AM
Apparently 37 people from my state (Queensland) are suspected of having Swine Flu and have thus undergone tests.

No one has yet been confirmed as having Swine Flu.

The government is saying healthy people need not wear masks, only those that are sick.

Also, I read that Mexico only has 1 million tamiflu stockpiled, WTF is with that?
Australia has 9 million

OZTENNIS
Apr 28th, 2009, 09:37 AM
- 70 Australians are being tested for Swine Flu
- Authorities are searching for 300 more potential carriers
- Signs outbreak is abating in Mexico :)

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,,25397457-2,00.html

Monica_Rules
Apr 28th, 2009, 11:36 AM
The strange thing about the outbreak is the number of deaths in mexico and the lack of death anywhere else. It seems completely disproportional. Many people think it could be down to a large number of cases in mexico not being reported but the people recover.

Lin Lin
Apr 28th, 2009, 11:56 AM
Scotland confirms two cases of swine flu infection
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/World/Scotland_confirms_two_cases_of_swine_flu_infection/articleshow/4456767.cms

ViennaCalling
Apr 28th, 2009, 02:21 PM
First swine-flu suspicion in Austria as well :yawn:

It´s a woman who came back from Mexico some days ago. But the first rapid test was negative, so just another scaremongering IMO :tape:

A Magicman
Apr 28th, 2009, 02:29 PM
We are back on the map, too :hearts:

Nobody knows how many people really and nothing is confirmed yet, but this orcestra needs to play.

This is how you are welcomed when arriving @ Frankfurt Airport:

http://www.n-tv.de/img/1145201_src_pathB.nGRg.jpg

Like you are a freak or something. :help:

Wigglytuff
Apr 28th, 2009, 02:35 PM
i has not yet gotten to swine flu, i am still trying to figure out if i have the deadly avian bird chicken flu. and then i had a deadly bout of mad cow disease brought on by killer africanized bees from china that had SARS. :shrug:

OZTENNIS
Apr 28th, 2009, 02:40 PM
5 people in Australia have tested positive to an unidentifiable type A - Influenza. More testing will be done.
The Queensland State Government has activated the Swine Flu Pandemic Plan which, if implemented, will cancel all major public gatherings, day care/school/university/jobs and severely reduce public transport.

It is starting to get a bit scary. At least we are prepared

ViennaCalling
Apr 28th, 2009, 03:38 PM
3 cases in Vienna now as well :lol:

sammy01
Apr 28th, 2009, 03:43 PM
We are back on the map, too :hearts:

Nobody knows how many people really and nothing is confirmed yet, but this orcestra needs to play.

This is how you are welcomed when arriving @ Frankfurt Airport:

http://www.n-tv.de/img/1145201_src_pathB.nGRg.jpg

Like you are a freak or something. :help:

he looks hot, if i did him from behind and no kissing then everything would be fine, he can keep the mask on if he likes :devil:

Noctis
Apr 28th, 2009, 04:39 PM
Wtf Sammy :spit:

tenn_ace
Apr 28th, 2009, 08:51 PM
what is it with Mexico? First importing hepatitis to the US, no pig flu... tough neighbour :bolt:

A Magicman
Apr 28th, 2009, 09:09 PM
How the pig flu jumped over from animal to man:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_S0JEgwasxEg/Sfc-Im5XVKI/AAAAAAAAIBU/Jv6Q3MQ8nas/s400/schweinegrippe.jpg

:lol:

antonella
Apr 28th, 2009, 09:11 PM
The strange thing about the outbreak is the number of deaths in Mexico and the lack of death anywhere else. It seems completely disproportional. Many people think it could be down to a large number of cases in Mexico not being reported but the people recover.

For what it's worth (probably not much), some conspiracy theorists are suggesting that this outbreak may be the result of the deployment of an artificially induced 'race-specific' weaponized virus targeting Mexico for some strategic reason, and this is why it's only fatal in Mexico:

http://www.infowars.com/weaponizing-deadly-viruses-historical-precedents/

Slutiana
Apr 28th, 2009, 09:20 PM
Conspiracy theories. :o

Nacho
Apr 28th, 2009, 09:22 PM
How the pig flu jumped over from animal to man:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_S0JEgwasxEg/Sfc-Im5XVKI/AAAAAAAAIBU/Jv6Q3MQ8nas/s400/schweinegrippe.jpg

:lol:

LOL I actually think that is one cute pic :hearts: :lol:

comfortably.numb
Apr 28th, 2009, 10:48 PM
I'm not worried. Although I saw a few people wearing masks on my way to work this morning.

*JR*
Apr 28th, 2009, 11:51 PM
LOL I actually think that is one cute pic :hearts: :lol:
I think this one is responsible for it:

http://groundnotes.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/june6_2005mmm.jpg

So Disrespectful
Apr 29th, 2009, 01:34 AM
he looks hot, if i did him from behind and no kissing then everything would be fine, he can keep the mask on if he likes :devil:

I was thinking the exact same thing. What a cutie! :hearts:

dementieva's fan
Apr 29th, 2009, 03:33 AM
I also read that some people are saying that Swine flu was engineered in a lab by a coalition of governments desinged to distract attention away from the economy.

A Magicman
Apr 29th, 2009, 06:23 AM
Just on German TV:

Only 7 of the dead in Mexico City have been confirmed having died from this new type of flu virus, only 26 of the infected have been confirmed being infected with this new type of flu virus.

In a city of more than 20,000,000 people.

M2k
Apr 29th, 2009, 07:09 AM
Just on German TV:

Only 7 of the dead in Mexico City have been confirmed having died from this new type of flu virus, only 26 of the infected have been confirmed being infected with this new type of flu virus.

In a city of more than 20,000,000 people.


That's crap! Sorry but you know the Mexican gov is toying with the numbers. :o Only 7 my ass!

A Magicman
Apr 29th, 2009, 07:58 AM
Why should they toy with the numbers? Half the world is panicking anyway.

When it comes to Germany: we have our first touchdown. In Bavaria.

korben
Apr 29th, 2009, 08:01 AM
:cool:

http://www.aamulehti.fi/uutiset/ulkomaat/8756069-big.jpg
http://www.aamulehti.fi/uutiset/ulkomaat/8756057-big.jpg
http://www.aamulehti.fi/uutiset/ulkomaat/8756066-big.jpg

http://l.yimg.com/g/images/spaceball.gif

Mattographer
Apr 29th, 2009, 08:12 AM
Love these masks :lol:

Mr.Kardashian
Apr 29th, 2009, 08:25 AM
:lol: those pix!!

omg no bacon for me!

Mr.Kardashian
Apr 29th, 2009, 08:27 AM
this is bad though... there are 3 suspected cases in my state :S

Noctis
Apr 29th, 2009, 10:24 AM
London 2 suspect case
According to them we would be all Be Swined in the autumn :scratch:

sammy01
Apr 29th, 2009, 10:39 AM
I also read that some people are saying that Swine flu was engineered in a lab by a coalition of governments desinged to distract attention away from the economy.

yes because the perfect way to cover up the economy is to cripple it futher if people start being affraid to go out and spend money :help:

Noctis
Apr 29th, 2009, 10:41 AM
Apocalypse Good bye World :bigcry:

sammy01
Apr 29th, 2009, 10:46 AM
'your apocalypse was fab' theres a tori amos lyric for everything lol

korben
Apr 29th, 2009, 10:51 AM
First Finnish suspect case just announced :woohoo: :tape: :sad:

That does it! WHO should raise pandemic level to 6! Immediately ;)

sammy01
Apr 29th, 2009, 10:53 AM
First Finnish suspect case just announced :woohoo: :tape: :sad:

That does it! WHO should raise pandemic level to 6! Immediately ;)

you only want that so you look more normal in your biohazard suit lol

Noctis
Apr 29th, 2009, 10:53 AM
First Finnish suspect case just announced :woohoo: :tape: :sad:

That does it! WHO should raise pandemic level to 6! Immediately ;)

Korben got Swined i knew it :bigcry:

korben
Apr 29th, 2009, 10:55 AM
First US casualty CONFIRMED (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30471035/)

Lin Lin
Apr 29th, 2009, 10:56 AM
Scary:sad:

mure
Apr 29th, 2009, 10:58 AM
that makes it for 8 confirmed deaths because of this flu..scary indeed

mure
Apr 29th, 2009, 11:05 AM
http://images.google.com/url?source=imgres&ct=img&q=http://www.monstersandcritics.de/downloads/downloads/articles/26044/article_images/image11_1188587517.jpg&usg=AFQjCNFeRF3Ewy3cm251XO7VRThaZhTw0A

Dustin Hoffman will take care of business,he dealt with freakin Mutoba(mortality rate 100%) in 2 days,this pig flu will be a piece of cake for him

Monica_Rules
Apr 29th, 2009, 11:11 AM
^ Lol!

Noctis
Apr 29th, 2009, 11:13 AM
i am getting a flu here :o

Lin Lin
Apr 29th, 2009, 11:23 AM
i am getting a flu here :o

:hug:A flu:unsure:

korben
Apr 29th, 2009, 11:31 AM
Sorry :tape:

http://cdn.holytaco.com/www/sites/default/files/images/Swine-Flu-Chart.jpg

korben
Apr 29th, 2009, 12:32 PM
Times Online (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article6191298.ece)...

If the child in Texas is found to have been infected, the WHO is more likely to raise its pandemic alert level to phase five - the second highest and the first at which a pandemic is officially declared - as early as today.
Phase five would mean that the virus is spreading between people in at least two countries in a sustained way. A full phase six global pandemic would be declared if it was seen to be taking root in different regions of the world.

korben
Apr 29th, 2009, 12:53 PM
Overreaction of the day?

CAIRO, April 29 (Reuters (http://www.reuters.com/article/middleeastCrisis/idUSLT811286)) - Egypt, hard hit by the highly pathogenic bird flu virus, is considering culling hundreds of thousands of pigs as a precautionary measure as swine flu nears the borders of the most populous Arab country.

The move is not expected to block the H1N1 virus from striking, as the illness is spread by people and not present in Egyptian swine. But acting against pigs, largely viewed as unclean in conservative Muslim Egypt, could help quell a panic.

Pigs are mainly raised by Egypt's Christian minority.

UPDATE: (Yahoo (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090429/ap_on_he_me/ml_egypt_swine_flu_2))

CAIRO – The Egyptian government says it has begun slaughtering all pigs in the country as a precautionary measure against the possible spread of swine flu.

The Health Ministry says the slaughter of the country's 300,000 pigs will begin immediately.

korben
Apr 29th, 2009, 01:15 PM
US President Barack Obama (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8024907.stm): Situation is serious

OZTENNIS
Apr 29th, 2009, 02:26 PM
My state, Queensland, sees list of suspected Swine Flu cases drop from 27 to 15 :)

korben
Apr 29th, 2009, 02:37 PM
There is diffirence between words - maybe, probably and yes.

Swedish authorities today said, yes officials, thousands of swedes may already have been infected. "Risk is higher than has been imagined" (by whome?, media is running wild everywhere) (LINK (http://www.expressen.se/Nyheter/1.1551047/tusentals-svenskar-kan-redan-vara-smittade)only in swedish) They have tested some couple dozen all results have came in negative. Little mension that in here they have also tested at least couple dozen, for various reasons, one is now concidered possible, in my wacky mind that is nearly guaranteed positive case, results come in some time NEXT week. "Case" is 48-year old woman, who returned from Mexico week ago. She was there couple months... ALL of her know contacts are in quarantine (=ordered not to go to work, food will be delivered to their homes etc, etc) Overreacting? Maybe. Better be safe than sorry. Oh, we don´t have direct flights to Mexico. Switch is usually(?) in Paris. Dunno that for sure. Can really be any big one. London, Madrid, Frankfurt...

At this point. I´m most interested in how many cases will be reported in those areas surrounding main airports. Paris has zero so far?

edit: Keeping individuals in quarantine is against our laws. Unless case is highly contagious (sp?). Government passed new law at rapid speed, that all suspects can be done that as of today. Even wartime laws aren´t made this fast!

korben
Apr 29th, 2009, 03:29 PM
http://images.google.com/url?source=imgres&ct=img&q=http://www.monstersandcritics.de/downloads/downloads/articles/26044/article_images/image11_1188587517.jpg&usg=AFQjCNFeRF3Ewy3cm251XO7VRThaZhTw0A



That movie is from 1995. TRAILER (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mj9SUJdpJS4)

Totally off topic, but you might know that there was a law in US, for not to let bad guy win in the movies.
Now they can´t say FUCK in the movies, but bad guy can win. Progress?

korben
Apr 29th, 2009, 03:52 PM
I suggest changing title to - Manbirdpig Flu Outbrake :wavey:

Things can go worse. A lot worse!
Check out "Monty Python" - Bring out your dead! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grbSQ6O6kbs) ;)

Slutiana
Apr 29th, 2009, 03:57 PM
It was nice knowing all of you. :wavey:

korben
Apr 29th, 2009, 03:59 PM
CNN: (http://edition.cnn.com/live/) Situation briefing in couple minutes time

korben
Apr 29th, 2009, 04:07 PM
91 cases CONFIRMED in USA

Noctis
Apr 29th, 2009, 04:13 PM
We are all gunna die.

korben
Apr 29th, 2009, 04:14 PM
State of Texas closing schools....

korben
Apr 29th, 2009, 04:14 PM
We are all gunna die.

I am 100% sure of that :)

korben
Apr 29th, 2009, 04:22 PM
I feel sorry for that doctor who was brought there to this :sad:
And ordered to stay there... just look at him. He KNOWS they are lying. (In his eyes there is - let me out of here look)
Naturally doctor is in picture ALL THE TIME. That is mind manipulation! Damnit!

Noctis
Apr 29th, 2009, 04:27 PM
I am 100% sure of that :)

only jking:lol:

korben
Apr 29th, 2009, 04:42 PM
Well done CNN. You know your tricks. 9 people on stage at that briefing. Right of the bat. One was established as The Specialists. 2-3 politicians spoke first. Then little stint for The Specialist. Then 2-3 politicians again. And then let, very uncomfy looking Specialist answer questions. In the end he looked behind him various times. Get me out of here! I was told to answer couple easy questions. Now they start asking tough ones! LEMME OUT! PLEASE! Ok, we stop the briefing here....

mure
Apr 29th, 2009, 04:48 PM
still no non mexicans victims,turns out the "american" case was a liitle cild from mexico visitin relatives at houston

korben
Apr 29th, 2009, 04:50 PM
still no non mexicans victims,turns out the "american" case was a liitle cild from mexico visitin relatives at houston

So, how is Greece handling this?
We are same nation, practically :wavey:

korben
Apr 29th, 2009, 04:53 PM
Bugger. We just updated from one to two... :sad:
Second suspected case recently returned from Spain...

mure
Apr 29th, 2009, 04:56 PM
for some strange reason media don't talk much about it,even though it seems more dangerous than bird flu and when bird flu broke out everybody was goin ape crazy here.Noone would even eat chicken,but askin fron greeks to avoid souvlaki would be too much i guess......

Aaric
Apr 29th, 2009, 04:58 PM
I´m getting really scared of it. As I´ve been able to read here: http://www.telecinco.es/informativos/sociedad/noticia/100003056/Sanidad+cree+que+el+afectado+por+gripe+porcina+pod ria+ser+dado+de+alta+en+las+proximas+horas ( It´s in Spanish ), there are 10 confirmed cases in Spain, but one of them never was in Mexico :sad:
Hope it just to finish

Just Do It
Apr 29th, 2009, 05:34 PM
Not even Swine flu wants in Serbia.

Noctis
Apr 29th, 2009, 05:42 PM
Serbia is not wanted :hug:

Apoleb
Apr 29th, 2009, 05:44 PM
for some strange reason media don't talk much about it,even though it seems more dangerous than bird flu and when bird flu broke out everybody was goin ape crazy here.Noone would even eat chicken,but askin fron greeks to avoid souvlaki would be too much i guess......

It's not more dangerous than bird flu. Bird flu seemed a lot more lethal, except it didn't spread from human to human.

M2k
Apr 29th, 2009, 05:47 PM
This is so wrong, yet so funny :lol::lol:



http://cdn.holytaco.com/www/sites/default/files/images/Swine-Flu-Chart.jpg

http://www.aamulehti.fi/uutiset/ulkomaat/8756069-big.jpg

At least they have a sense of humor ;)

korben
Apr 29th, 2009, 05:50 PM
Bird flu seemed a lot more lethal, except it didn't spread from human to human.

:rolleyes:

raffles
Apr 29th, 2009, 06:42 PM
Do not fear fellow Brits, help is at hand. Newspaper The Sport are giving away free masks with a big pair of boobs on them. We are all saved.

getright
Apr 29th, 2009, 06:48 PM
The Reuters news agency has learned that the WHO will announce a phase 5 pandemic in 1 hour and 15 minutes. BNO News is working to confirm.

http://twitter.com/breakingnews

korben
Apr 29th, 2009, 06:54 PM
The Reuters news agency has learned that the WHO will announce a phase 5 pandemic in 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Does this mean that foilhats can be right?

korben
Apr 29th, 2009, 07:12 PM
Pandemia

WIKIPEDIA (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Influenza_pandemic)

An influenza pandemic is an epidemic of an influenza virus that spreads on a worldwide scale and infects a large proportion of the human population.

Listen what WHO says in 50 minutes time! Bird flu was maybe two max. three. This is ... bit diffirent :sad:

Noctis
Apr 29th, 2009, 07:14 PM
Zombie > Swine Flu

Ciarán
Apr 29th, 2009, 07:17 PM
2 cases in the Republic of Ireland - Negative
4 cases in Northern Ireland - Negative

We are safe...for now :unsure:

Noctis
Apr 29th, 2009, 07:20 PM
this is 21th century it is not like we gunna die.

korben
Apr 29th, 2009, 07:20 PM
40 minutes until press conference....

Call me whacky. But I do think this might really change ALLl!
Not that I want it. But coming announcement is something none of us have never whitnessed before. IMO.

korben
Apr 29th, 2009, 07:22 PM
this is 20th century .

21st :wavey:

Noctis
Apr 29th, 2009, 07:25 PM
Korben you been whacky since this has started :lol:

Ciarán
Apr 29th, 2009, 07:28 PM
this is 20th century it is not like we gunna die.

OMG :bigcry:
:sobbing::weirdo:

korben
Apr 29th, 2009, 07:29 PM
Korben you been whacky since this has started :lol:

Poor you. I have been joke of the board at least an year.
Lets see who laughs in 30 minutes time....:tape:

Noctis
Apr 29th, 2009, 07:31 PM
OMG :bigcry:
:sobbing::weirdo:

:nerner: Get ready to be SWINED

korben
Apr 29th, 2009, 07:53 PM
Linkies

SkyNews (http://news.sky.com/skynews/Sky-Live-TV) Coveging NEW WORLD ORDER! WTF?! :confused:
CNN (http://edition.cnn.com/live/)

Nobody cares to cover WHO Statement?

Noctis
Apr 29th, 2009, 08:02 PM
:haha: It must be a joke

korben
Apr 29th, 2009, 08:03 PM
:haha: It must be a joke

:confused:

Noctis
Apr 29th, 2009, 08:06 PM
We are all safe unlike Some countrie.

korben
Apr 29th, 2009, 08:10 PM
FFS!

WHO webmaster must be even more drunk than me. Search "press conference" first result 6th of March 2006!

edit: your tax money at work!

vw.
Apr 29th, 2009, 08:12 PM
Pandemic Alert level raised from Level 4 to Level 5.

Ferosh
Apr 29th, 2009, 08:12 PM
WHO raises level to phase 5.

Noctis
Apr 29th, 2009, 08:14 PM
DR Who to the rescueee

korben
Apr 29th, 2009, 08:14 PM
CONFIRMED!

World Health Organization raises the swine flu alert to level five indicating it fears a pandemic is imminent.

moby
Apr 29th, 2009, 08:15 PM
OK. This has probably been posted, but I think it's still relevant.

http://www.thedailyshow.com/video/index.jhtml?videoId=225152&title=snoutbreak-09-the-last-100-days

Noctis
Apr 29th, 2009, 08:21 PM
"m living in Mexioc City. we are fine. this was SOOOO theraputic! thank you

:shrug: a comment

A Magicman
Apr 29th, 2009, 08:24 PM
So we're all toast.




















:lol:

Noctis
Apr 29th, 2009, 08:25 PM
Your funny :lol: Pork chops tonight :drool:

korben
Apr 29th, 2009, 08:27 PM
:lol:

I could say badly here.... and I do. What does 1000 jews mean. Well, it is just 1000 jews right?

korben
Apr 29th, 2009, 08:31 PM
After all birdflu and SARS and whatnot. People have no idea what pandemia really means!
Keep joking :fiery:

Dementinator
Apr 29th, 2009, 08:31 PM
regular influenza kills about 30.000 each year in usa alone.then this new flu kills 100 people in mexico(rip) and the whole world goes crazy.go figure..

My thoughts exactly...

Standard Regular Flu books a fair few folks into the 'Hotel California' every year, its not a new thing and for most people is easily treatable and most will even fight it off themselves.

This is by far not a good thing but its also ne real reason for panic, its not Ebola or something..

A Magicman
Apr 29th, 2009, 08:42 PM
I could say badly here.... and I do. What does 1000 jews mean. Well, it is just 1000 jews right?

Whut?

Excuse me, each year, 20.000 Germans die of a normal flu and now something like 30 people worldwide (!), most of them not even confirmed infected, have died and everyone goes crazy.

korben
Apr 29th, 2009, 08:42 PM
My thoughts exactly...
.

How many of those regular flu victims are aged 20-40?

Noctis
Apr 29th, 2009, 08:43 PM
After all birdflu and SARS and whatnot. People have no idea what pandemia really means!
Keep joking :fiery:

Your saying we should be Sitting at a computer panicking 24/7
Wear a mask worrie to death?

A Magicman
Apr 29th, 2009, 08:45 PM
After all birdflu and SARS and whatnot. People have no idea what pandemia really means!
Keep joking :fiery:

Pandemia means that an infection is spreading over countries and continents and is not locally limited like an epidemia.

It doesn't say anything about the numbers of cases to expect.

And as we have some cases in North America, Europe, Asia and Oceania, I guess we're having a pandemia.

Dementinator
Apr 29th, 2009, 08:46 PM
Korben seems a tad paranoid, hes determined we are all doomed.
This is a worry but its not the end of the world either.
Its treatable, most people will NOT die from it and theres not much we can do anyways, take precautions and be sensible, panic helps no one.

Right then, time to Max the credit cards methinks...

korben
Apr 29th, 2009, 08:47 PM
Your saying we should be Sitting at a computer panicking 24/7
Wear a mask worrie to death?

No. But your government will ORDER you to do just that!
If you really are in HK. That I strongly question....

korben
Apr 29th, 2009, 08:52 PM
Korben seems a tad paranoid...

I´m not the issue! Damit!½ Nearly half of this thread is about me :banghead:
Stop it. Please!

Noctis
Apr 29th, 2009, 09:14 PM
No. But your government will ORDER you to do just that!
If you really are in HK. That I strongly question....

LOL Goverment order us to worried :spit:
no we have our own minds

Ciarán
Apr 29th, 2009, 09:19 PM
Like my banner, Jason? :p

Elwin.
Apr 29th, 2009, 09:20 PM
omg Korben!
Relax dude :lol:

korben
Apr 29th, 2009, 09:21 PM
LOL Goverment order us to worried :spit:
no we have our own minds

Since when ;)

Easy question. When was last time that WHO had pandemic level 5?
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Ciarán
Apr 29th, 2009, 09:22 PM
The UN's World Health Organization has raised the alert over the spread of swine flu to level five - one short of a full-blown pandemic.
A phase five alert means human-to-human transmission in at least two countries.
The move comes after a 23-month-old Mexican child died in Texas - the first death from swine flu outside Mexico, where the outbreak originated.
In Spain, officials confirmed the first case of swine flu in a person who has not travelled to Mexico.
Announcing the latest alert level after an emergeny WHO meeting in Geneva, Director General Margaret Chan urged all countries to activate their pandemic plans, including heightened surveillance and infection-control measures.

CONFIRMED CASES
Mexico: 159 suspected deaths - seven confirmed cases
US: one death, at least 91 confirmed cases
Canada: 13 confirmed cases
UK: 5 confirmed cases
Spain: 10 confirmed cases
Germany, New Zealand: 3 confirmed cases each
Israel: 2 confirmed cases
Austria: 1 case

Mapping the outbreak
In pictures: Concerns grow
Mexico: First swine flu cases
She said action should be undertaken with "increased urgency".
She added: "It really is the whole of humanity that is under threat in a pandemic."
The Mexican boy fell ill during a visit to relatives in southern Texas earlier this month.
He was transferred to a hospital in Houston, where he died on Monday night.
Speaking in Washington, President Barack Obama offered his condolences and said the federal government was doing the utmost to contain the virus.
He also urged local public-health bodies to be vigilant and said schools with confirmed cases "should consider closing".
Officials put the number of suspected deaths from swine flu in Mexico at 159.
Texas Governor Rick Perry said closing the US border with Mexico was an option, but added that taking that step now would be "a little premature".
Spanish case
Since the virus emerged last week, it has also spread to Canada, Europe, Israel, and New Zealand.
Several countries have restricted travel to Mexico and many tour operators have cancellled holidays.

SYMPTOMS - WHAT TO DO
Swine flu symptoms are similar to those produced by ordinary seasonal flu - fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, chills and fatigue
If you have flu symptoms and recently visited affected areas of Mexico, you should seek medical advice
If you suspect you are infected, you should stay at home and take advice by telephone initially, in order to minimise the risk of infection

Q&A: What is swine flu?
Swine flu: How serious a threat?
Can masks help spread?
The quest for a swine flu vaccine
France will ask the European Union on Thursday to suspend all flights going to Mexico because of the flu outbreak, Health Minister Roselyne Bachelot said.
In Spain, the government said the first person to contract swine flu without having travelled to Mexico was the boyfriend of a young woman who had recently returned from there.
Spanish Health Minister Trinidad Jimenez said such cases were to be expected.
In total, the number of confirmed cases in Spain rose from two to 10 on Wednesday. None of the patients is seriously ill.
In Mexico, the search for the source of the outbreak continues, with the focus on the vicinity of a pig farm in the eastern part of the country.
The Mexican government is urging against jumping to conclusions and is suggesting the possibility remains that the virus originated outside the country.
Schools across Mexico have closed, public gatherings are restricted and archaeological sites have been placed off-limits.


WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111111111111:bigcry:

korben
Apr 29th, 2009, 09:24 PM
[ WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111111111111:bigcry:

Truth starting to sink in?

Ciarán
Apr 29th, 2009, 09:25 PM
Ireland is safe thus far. But people are responding well to normal flu treatment :shrug:

A Magicman
Apr 29th, 2009, 09:27 PM
Just on the German main news:

"WHO raised it to level 5. One more level and all mankind is in danger".

:help:

Nicolás89
Apr 29th, 2009, 09:27 PM
Even if it becomes a pandemia not everyone dies for the swine flu anyway, yesterday I heard this mexican mom who said that her daughter had overcome the flu and doctors told her she was going to be just fine. Also death rate for this kind of flu is at 7% atm. :shrug:

Nicolás89
Apr 29th, 2009, 09:33 PM
Ireland is safe thus far. But people are responding well to normal flu treatment :shrug:

I was going to get my shot for normal flu today just as precaution and they told me that as I'm allergic to egg the vaccine might be dangerous for me and I was like WTF. :sobbing:

korben
Apr 29th, 2009, 09:33 PM
Just on the German main news:

"WHO raised it to level 5. One more level and all mankind is in danger".

:help:

Gladly you have internets like korben that tell it aint so :devil:

WHO vice president or something like that said this is out of control, when there was confirmed cases in Mexico only!
Maybe couple in US. You (should) get the point.