Pandemic In the Making?

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    DavidS posted yesterday in health forum, about 75 prep students being observed for flu systems. I've done a search, that was the only reference to this story that's been building for a couple days, mostly in Mexico, but it's also broken out here.

    I've been watching the avian flu virus and the warnings of a pandemic being overdue for several years.

    Wash your hands seems to be the best advice. What's scary about this early story is that in Mexico where the deaths have occurred, it's felling healthy adults, not the young and elderly as usually the case.

    Tamiflu seems to be working, if taken early from the onset-so get to the doctor.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/26/world/americas/26flu.html?em

     
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    Yes, handwashing is your best defense, avoid crowds, eating out,, if you do eat out use a straw, avoid buffets,, yuck,,
     
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    If tomorrow brings the number of cases today did, my guess is they will close all buffets and salad bars. This may be 'it.'

    Pandemics and Pandemic Threats since 1900

     
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    High-population liberals areas will get hit the worst. Don't liberals usually want population control?
     
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    People are dying and you post this? :eusa_hand:
     
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    I have always wondered why some people die from the flu, and others don't.

    I think our immune systems are so different, Annie, you just said healthy adults are dying from this new strain. It's scary. There are so many things we, as consumers, eat and drink and even touch, not knowing what's in it or where it's been. :eek:

    I know the very young and the elderly have always been at high risk, but now it seems nobody is immune.
     
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    That's a bit melodramatic.

    20 people have died in Mexico. None of the 8 ppl who have it in the US give any signs of dying.

    They're calling it swine flu, and saying it is affecting young adults comparable to the flu epidemic at the beginning of the 20th century (which wiped out a lot of soldiers).

    Make sure your kids get their flu shots, and wash, wash, wash. With regular soap and water.
     
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    After the 2004 Tsuanami devastated Asia, I was on a message board discussing it when several liberals stepped up and said the world was already overpopulated and this was a good thing. One even said that most of the dead were poor as if to make their deaths more palatable.
     
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    fox just up the number in mexico to hundreds?? and 11 here, in Kansas, texas and Ca. another downside of open borders
     
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    Um, it's been getting worse all day:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/26/world/americas/26mexico.html?hpw=&pagewanted=print

    WHO declares international concern over swine flu

     

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