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Old 04-25-2009, 03:35 AM   #1
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Default Ebola part 2

A new strain of flu virus has killed 61 people in Mexico already and has shown up in the States. Fuc cin scary. And its too late to contain the virus, it is out in the open. Our only hope is to ride it out and hopefully this is not the strain scientists were afraid about for some time now.

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) Mexican and U.S. health officials searched on Saturday for signs an outbreak of a new flu strain is spreading further, after it killed up to 68 people in Mexico and infected eight in the United States.

As Mexico shut schools and museums and axed public events, global health officials stopped short of declaring a pandemic.

But they warned more cases could come to light, making up a major outbreak, as the flu spreads between people and infected some individuals who had no contact with one another.

The World Health Organization said the virus from 12 of the Mexican patients was the same genetically as a new strain of swine flu, designated H1N1, seen in eight people in California and Texas who later recovered.

The Mexican government said the flu had killed 20 people and it may also be responsible for 48 other deaths. In all, 1,004 suspected cases have been reported nationwide.

Health Minister Jose Angel Cordova, speaking on the evening television news, encouraged people to avoid crowds and wear face masks, noting there was no guarantee that going to get a flu vaccine would help against the new strain.

He said the death rate appeared to have steadied and hospitals in the past few days had not seen the exponential rise in the number of people infected that many had feared.

Genetic analysis shows the flu strain is a never-before-seen mixture of swine, human and avian viruses.

The fact most of the dead were aged between 25 and 45 was seen as a worrying sign linked to pandemics, as seasonal flu tends to be more deadly among the elderly and the very young.

"We realize the seriousness of this problem," Mexican President Felipe Calderon told health officials on Friday.

MORE CASES COULD EMERGE

In California, Dr. Gil Chavez, director of the Center for Infectious Diseases at the California Department of Public Health and the state's chief epidemiologist, said many more cases could come to light as patients are tested. "The more we look the more we are likely to find," he said.

In New York City, health officials were investigating what had sickened scores of students who fell ill with flu-like symptoms in a Queens high school on Thursday and Friday. The symptoms were reported as mild and a city health official said he could not speculate about which flu strain was responsible.

The U.S. government said it was taking the situation seriously and monitoring for any new developments.

As far away as Hong Kong -- the epicenter of the 2003 SARS epidemic and especially vigilant to any threat of infectious disease -- the government's Center for Health Protection said it was closely monitoring investigations in the United States and would analyze flu samples in the territory.

Cordova said Mexico had 1 million doses of antiviral medicine, easily enough to treat the cases reported so far.

In Mexico City, a crowded metropolis of 20 million people, soldiers handed out surgical masks and the government warned people to avoid close physical contact and sharing food.

Finnish rock band The Rasmus canceled a Mexico City concert and the Mexican Football Federation said two weekend soccer matches would be played with no spectators present as a precaution.

DVD rental stores said customers poured in to rent movies on Friday night so they could huddle inside for the weekend.

The last flu pandemic was in 1968 when "Hong Kong" flu killed about a million people globally.


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Hopefully the fu kker does not mutate more.
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Old 04-25-2009, 03:39 AM   #2
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A new strain of flu virus has killed 61 people in Mexico already and has shown up in the States. Fuc cin scary. And its too late to contain the virus, it is out in the open. Our only hope is to ride it out and hopefully this is not the strain scientists were afraid about for some time now.



Hopefully the fu kker does not mutate more.



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Old 04-25-2009, 03:54 AM   #4
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AP's got the upper hand on Reuters

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The CDC says two flu drugs, Tamiflu and Relenza, seem effective against the new strain. Roche, the maker of Tamiflu, said the company is prepared to immediately deploy a stockpile of the drug if requested. Both drugs must be taken early, within a few days of the onset of symptoms, to be most effective.

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Old 04-25-2009, 03:55 AM   #5
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Old 04-25-2009, 03:56 AM   #6
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Old 04-25-2009, 04:01 AM   #7
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all well and good if the virus does not mutate even further.

and in keeping with the Simpson thread


"Professor, without knowing precisely what the danger is, would you say it's time for our viewers to crack each other's heads open and feast on the goo inside?
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all well and good if the virus does not mutate even further.

and in keeping with the Simpson thread


"Professor, without knowing precisely what the danger is, would you say it's time for our viewers to crack each other's heads open and feast on the goo inside?
well the thing is these little viruses pop-out every once in a while, and usually don't do much more harm than kill a couple of hundred ppl at best. Ok, maybe a few thousands sometimes, but really is there really that much threat? On a personal level, yes, but for humanity as a whole, this is nothing. Sorry to say it but even a million people died of some kinda of natural disaster all at once, they would be replaced in like a couple of days based on fast the population is growing.
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This isn't chill, I live in SoCal...
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Swine flu confirmed in NYC high school students
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Federal health emergency declared. We're all going to die.
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F*ck. Texas doesnt seem so awesome right now.
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Ebola Panic Grips the U.S.

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A flood of calls, but no confirmed Ebola cases

Federal health officials are facing a surge in reports of possible Ebola cases from hospitals and health departments, none of which have been confirmed but which highlight a moment of growing domestic concern about an outbreak that has claimed over 800 lives in Africa.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told TIME on Tuesday that it’s received several dozen calls from states and hospitals about people who are ill after traveling in Africa. “We’ve triaged those calls and about half-dozen or so resulted in specimen coming to CDC for testing and all have been negative for Ebola,” CDC spokesman Tom Skinner said, adding that the agency is expecting still more calls to come in.
“We are confident that we will not have significant spread of Ebola, even if we were to have a patient with Ebola here,” Frieden told reporters last week.

A patient at Mount Sinai hospital in New York City and a patient in Columbus, Ohio were reported to be in isolation under suspicion of Ebola this week. The Columbus patient tested negative, and the New York City patient is “stable and in good spirits,” according to the hospital. The CDC is still testing the New York patient’s specimen, but officials don’t believe the patient has Ebola.
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