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Sir Sammy Hain Esq.
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The medical community is getting pretty concerned that a pandemic is possible with the swine flu.

The last time I heard of the swine flu was way back in the 70s-80s.

Could this be the big one? Will it prove to be worse than what SARS & The Bird Flu ended up being?

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I only heard of this yesterday. I can't believe it's become such big news so fast!

The state of Queensland has enacted it's pandemic protocols already, I guess they must have a few cases up there.

Scary stuff.

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It's some scary shhhh!t. Does anyone know anyone who's been affected?
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no confirmed cases here in az, so far. but it's spreading and that's scary.

lots of deaths in mexico...has anyone heard if they are gonna close the border??

do you think they should?

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There are a number of confirmed cases in Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada), which is only about a 1.5 hour drive from where I live...very scary. Many airlines and travel agencies are ceasing flights to Mexico...I certainly think they should close the border. People just don't seem to take it seriously enough....fine if they want to go and stay there until well after this is gone...risking their own lives is one thing...but then coming back and potentially exposing others is absolutely not OK

People also are not giving this enough credit and many do not seems to grasp the grave possibilities of a Pandemic...or what that would truely mean. A Pandemic mean thosands and thousands of deaths. We should not permitt the "uninformed" to gamble with our lives...

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Sir Sammy Hain Esq.
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a child in Texas is the first confirmed death in the USA from the swine flu.
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Heard that this morning. So sad.
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Well, I'm over here in Queens, NY. Over 20 students at a local high school have come down with swine flu and one is a former student of mine. Additionally, several of my current students have brothers and sisters who attend the high school that has been affected. Bad news, all of it!
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buffalo-girl
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i listened to governor paterson on the news about the swine flu last night and he claims that the people in n.y. that had it got better without any medication? somehow i don't believe that but who knows? there are 4 cases already here in chautaqua county but not totally confirmed to be the swine flu as of this morning scary stuff for sure take care everyone and wash your hands alot!!! dee
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One of our teachers had to go home yesterday b/c her son's school called and said he had a temp of 106. She was very upset to say the least. Scary, scary shhhh!t.
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buffalo-girl
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they closed a school in bemus point here yesterday as a 8th grader that recently went on vacation to can cun mexico was diagnosed with the flu. they are spending the next 5 days cleaning the school from top to bottom and the school buses too very scary stuff. they also said the flu is worse for the very young and the very old especially if your immune system is low!! take care everyone and wash your hands alot!!!!
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I'm already a compulsive hand washer--I'm even worse now!!
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Stitch Groover
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Up to half a million people die of regular flu every year. 257 people died of bird flu in 2005. According to the New York Times, there has only been one confirmed death from the swine flu, and she had it for weeks before she went to the hospital.

People are panicking when there is no real reason to at this stage.

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Chris the CandyFanMan
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Besides, a quick check of WIkipedia hints that most flu pandemics if they reach that stage last a year or less, the horrific 1918-19 Spanish flu pandemic being the lone exception in recent memory. Moreover, the government announced that if all goes well, they should have a vaccine ready by autumn. I'm sure there probably will be more deaths here before it's over with--it's to be expected in any similar situation--but I don't think it will be as bad as long as people keep washing their hands regularly, and the H1N1 strain doesn't mutate into something worse.
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First official case confirmed here in North Carolina today in Onslow County which is on the NC coast............

P.S. Wikipedia isn't exactly a reliable source especially when it comes to medical related issues IMO........

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it was on the news here they said the people getting sick are feeling better quickly and without medication? at this point they also said that people are getting carried away with it and that recently a woman was taken off a plane because she was coughing and sneezing turned out to be a regular cold not swine flu? i think you are right if everyone is careful and washes their hands alot they should be okay?
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My brother and his wife had been confirmed to have swine flu. They are both in the hospital, have been since friday. They are fine! Just keeping them as precautionary measures. Basically, they both had flu like symptoms, high fever, vomiting, and the other not so pleasant side effects of the flu. I talked to my brother on the phone last night, he was laughing about it all. He said it wasn't any worse than having the regular flu. He was more excited he got to eat jello for dinner! And thinks he should get eternal pity from the family for having it! (I don't think so!)

They live in Michigan, Grand Rapids.

I just heard a couple schools there are closed as well. Would make sense, ,y sister in law is a teacher at one of the closed schools.

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Wow, had no idea it hit so close to home. Hope they make a full recovery.
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EJ,

Best wishes for your bro and family.

They have confirmed two cases here in the Kansas City area...

- Jdocster

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Dang EJ hate to hear that I hope they make a full recovery.........
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That does suck....my best to them both.
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They are both fine! No worries. Both expected to leave the hospital soon. I talk to them both on the phone and they are both laughing and having a grand time in the hospital being waited on hand and foot.

How many deaths have their been from the swine flu? It sounds to me like it is only life threatening when you dont get medical attention for weeks after the first symptoms. I dont know, I am not a doctor.

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Great news about them recovering. I'm hoping it will die down and the worst will be over.
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