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rockdawg21
04-29-2009, 10:38 PM
Keep in mind, just 2 days ago, this was a Phase 3.

Phase 5 - What this means is there has been confirmation of human to human passage of the virus.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30398682/?GT1=43001

A phase 5 alert means there is sustained transmission among people in at least two countries. Once the virus shows effective transmission in two different regions of the world, a full pandemic outbreak level 6 would be declared, meaning a global epidemic of a new and deadly disease.

http://www.who.int/csr/don/2009_04_29/en/index.html

Swine influenza - update 5

29 April 2009 -- The situation continues to evolve rapidly. As of 18:00 GMT, 29 April 2009, nine countries have officially reported 148 cases of swine influenza A/H1N1 infection. The United States Government has reported 91 laboratory confirmed human cases, with one death. Mexico has reported 26 confirmed human cases of infection including seven deaths.

The following countries have reported laboratory confirmed cases with no deaths - Austria (1), Canada (13), Germany (3), Israel (2), New Zealand (3), Spain (4) and the United Kingdom (5).

Further information on the situation will be available on the WHO website on a regular basis.

WHO advises no restriction of regular travel or closure of borders. It is considered prudent for people who are ill to delay international travel and for people developing symptoms following international travel to seek medical attention, in line with guidance from national authorities.

There is also no risk of infection from this virus from consumption of well-cooked pork and pork products. Individuals are advised to wash hands thoroughly with soap and water on a regular basis and should seek medical attention if they develop any symptoms of influenza-like illness.
Related links

Swine influenza web site (http://www.who.int/entity/csr/disease/swineflu/en/index.html)
Daily updates will be posted on this site.

TexasRN
04-29-2009, 10:46 PM
Ugh, I have had to get my clinic "Swine Flu Ready" the last two days. I'm sick of it and the news about it. The panic needs to end. If you catch it and survive then your immune system is boosted bigtime, if you catch it and die then you are dead and won't care anymore, if you don't catch it then you are fine and need to quit worrying.

Just wash your hands and cover your coughs. That solves the whole freakin' problem. If you are outside of 3 feet of an infected person you won't catch it even if you are in the same room with them.


~Amy

Tyburn
04-29-2009, 10:47 PM
true...but if its not killing many people...then its just like the comon cold....I mean thats a world wide epidemic all the time...but it wont kill you so noone cares

this has to start infecting thousands and killing hundreds, and must effect the middleaged as well as young and old before its of practical importance.

If it started doing that (which its only done in mexico thus far...then you'd have the new bubonic wouldnt you)

TexasRN
04-29-2009, 10:52 PM
true...but if its not killing many people...then its just like the comon cold....I mean thats a world wide epidemic all the time...but it wont kill you so noone cares

this has to start infecting thousands and killing hundreds, and must effect the middleaged as well as young and old before its of practical importance.

If it started doing that (which its only done in mexico thus far...then you'd have the new bubonic wouldnt you)


Dave isn't panicking. I love it!!:w00t: I have been saying from the beginning, if your immune system is normal then you will be fine.


~Amy

Miss Foxy
04-29-2009, 10:57 PM
Dave isn't panicking. I love it!!:w00t: I have been saying from the beginning, if your immune system is normal then you will be fine.


~Amy
Dave is more scared of Mark Hughes vs The Swine Flu!! yeeehaawww!!:laugh:

TexasRN
04-29-2009, 11:02 PM
Dave is more scared of Mark Hughes vs The Swine Flu!! yeeehaawww!!:laugh:

I am more scared of Mark Hughes too. :unsure-1:


~Amy

rockdawg21
04-29-2009, 11:02 PM
Maybe that's how Serra plans to beat Matt. Get the swine flu, then breath on him in the fight.

TexasRN
04-29-2009, 11:05 PM
Maybe that's how Serra plans to beat Matt. Get the swine flu, then breath on him in the fight.


I bet Serra's immune system is too weak to fight it off.


~Amy

Miss Foxy
04-29-2009, 11:06 PM
I am more scared of Mark Hughes too. :unsure-1:


~Amy
Lol!! Me 2! Knowing my dumb *ss I would say something stupid if I ever met the man!! Matt isnt so scary! Well outside of the octagon that is...:wink:

rockdawg21
04-29-2009, 11:07 PM
I bet Serra's immune system is too weak to fight it off.


~Amy
Well, you could be sure as much as he opens his mouth, it'd be easy for him to catch it and spread it rapidly. :laugh:

Tyburn
04-30-2009, 12:59 AM
Dave is more scared of Mark Hughes vs The Swine Flu!! yeeehaawww!!:laugh:
The swine flu can make you ill

Mark Hughes can kill you

I know which I'd rather encounter :laugh:

rearnakedchoke
04-30-2009, 01:17 AM
this is absolutely ridiculous ... this adds so much more work to my job .... and when it turns out to be nothing, these idiots are going to say it is because the WHO (not the band) helped avoid a pandemic worse than the spanish flu ... stupid

TexasRN
04-30-2009, 02:14 AM
The swine flu can make you ill

Mark Hughes can kill you

I know which I'd rather encounter :laugh:

I absolutely agree. :unsure-1:


~Amy

County Mike
04-30-2009, 11:48 AM
I think this really is a big deal. My mom always said all kind of things would happen when pigs fly.

http://www.greatcosmichappyass.com/enlarge/lgSwineFlew.jpg

Neezar
04-30-2009, 12:09 PM
Ugh, I have had to get my clinic "Swine Flu Ready" the last two days. I'm sick of it and the news about it. The panic needs to end. If you catch it and survive then your immune system is boosted bigtime, if you catch it and die then you are dead and won't care anymore, if you don't catch it then you are fine and need to quit worrying.

Just wash your hands and cover your coughs. That solves the whole freakin' problem. If you are outside of 3 feet of an infected person you won't catch it even if you are in the same room with them.


~Amy

Exactly. But DON'T cough into your hands people! I know it is hard to break years of habit but unless you are about to wash your hands then bend your arm and cough into your elbow. You don't usually touch other things and other people with the inside of your elbow. Or cough under your shirt or something.

rockdawg21
04-30-2009, 03:04 PM
Exactly. But DON'T cough into your hands people! I know it is hard to break years of habit but unless you are about to wash your hands then bend your arm and cough into your elbow. You don't usually touch other things and other people with the inside of your elbow. Or cough under your shirt or something.
What if I cough into somebody else's elbow?

rockdawg21
04-30-2009, 03:06 PM
BTW, the neighboring school district of New Braunfels, TX (New Braunfels ISD) closed their schools until 5/11. The district I live in, Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD is closed for this whole week.

rearnakedchoke
04-30-2009, 03:15 PM
BTW, the neighboring school district of New Braunfels, TX (New Braunfels ISD) closed their schools until 5/11. The district I live in, Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD is closed for this whole week.

This move actually makes things worse ..... kids are not going to stay home and go to malls etc.... at least if people are in school and there is a sickness, you can track where people have been and who they have been in contact with ...

MattHughesRocks
04-30-2009, 05:07 PM
WOOO WHOOO! It's confirmed 2 cases in my Nor Cal County!

THAT'S IT!! I'M GOING TO DIE!!!

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VCURamFan
04-30-2009, 05:29 PM
WOOO WHOOO! It's confirmed 2 cases in my Nor Cal County!

THAT'S IT!! I'M GOING TO DIE!!!

:jumping0045: :jumping0045: :jumping0045: :jumping0045: :jumping0045: :jumping0045: :jumping0045: :jumping0045: :jumping0045: :jumping0045: :jumping0045: :jumping0045: :jumping0045: :jumping0045: :jumping0045: :jumping0045: :jumping0045: :jumping0045: :jumping0045: :jumping0045: :jumping0045: :jumping0045: :jumping0045: :jumping0045: :jumping0045: :jumping0045: :jumping0045: :jumping0045: :jumping0045: :jumping0045: :w00t:You're going to make Dave cry.:laugh:

MattHughesRocks
04-30-2009, 05:36 PM
WOOO WHOOOO AND I'M GOING TO MAKE DAVE CRY!!!!!!!!!!!
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VCURamFan
04-30-2009, 05:47 PM
WOOO WHOOOO AND I'M GOING TO MAKE DAVE CRY!!!!!!!!!!!
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NateR
04-30-2009, 08:09 PM
http://www.greatcosmichappyass.com/enlarge/lgSwineFlew.jpg

:laugh:

This is all just a bunch of mass hysteria. Sure, if you catch this flu, it might be bad, but any illness can be bad if your immune system sucks. I just don't like hearing that governments are taking on "emergency powers" to deal with this. That kind of thing can be more dangerous than the illness itself.

When they start burying people in mass graves because they can't keep up with the death toll, then I'll start to worry.

VCURamFan
04-30-2009, 08:13 PM
:laugh:

This is all just a bunch of mass hysteria. Sure, if you catch this flu, it might be bad, but any illness can be bad if your immune system sucks. I just don't like hearing that governments are taking on "emergency powers" to deal with this. That kind of thing can be more dangerous than the illness itself.

When they start burying people in mass graves because they can't keep up with the death toll, then I'll start to worry.Amen. This isn't exactly the Influenza Outbreak of 1918...

J.B.
04-30-2009, 08:14 PM
When they start burying people in mass graves because they can't keep up with the death toll, then I'll start to worry.

:laugh:

When you hear the media's explanation of all of this it's quite ridiculous. They are saying some pig in Mexico that had swine flu actually ate bird crap from a bird that had avian flu, and then gave that flu to a pig farmer who already had human flu, and now were all gonna die.

I think not.

Tyburn
04-30-2009, 08:19 PM
WOOO WHOOOO AND I'M GOING TO MAKE DAVE CRY!!!!!!!!!!!
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Hughes_GOAT
04-30-2009, 08:21 PM
Amen. This isn't exactly the Influenza Outbreak of 1918...
that was the swine flu BTW. just an earlier strain.

rockdawg21
04-30-2009, 09:22 PM
that was the swine flu BTW. just an earlier strain.
Plus, this current "swine" flu is actually a combination of swine, avian, and human influenza.

Hughes_GOAT
04-30-2009, 09:54 PM
Plus, this current "swine" flu is actually a combination of swine, avian, and human influenza.
created by microbiologists to decrease the population. this is a test run!

MattHughesRocks
04-30-2009, 10:25 PM
:laugh:



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rockdawg21
04-30-2009, 10:36 PM
created by Obama to decrease the [republican] population. this is a test run!
Fixed :)

Hughes_GOAT
04-30-2009, 11:59 PM
Fixed :)
Obama only wishes he could manipulate viruses!

que
05-01-2009, 12:44 AM
and this is exactly why i don't watch TV (besides Lost and Seinfeld)

so much panic and blowing out of proportion. i am not afraid of this "swine flu" because it will not effect me or anyone else here. just go about your regular life and screw the hype. this is getting almost as bad as the anthrax hype a couple years ago when everyone was freaking out about receiving anthrax in their mail. lol

VCURamFan
05-01-2009, 04:04 AM
and this is exactly why i don't watch TV (besides Lost and Seinfeld)

so much panic and blowing out of proportion. i am not afraid of this "swine flu" because it will not effect me or anyone else here. just go about your regular life and screw the hype. this is getting almost as bad as the anthrax hype a couple years ago when everyone was freaking out about receiving anthrax in their mail. lolHey, I was playing basketball this afternoon & stubbed my toe when going for a rebound...am I going to die from Swine Flu now?

MattHughesRocks
05-01-2009, 04:08 AM
Yes.
Hey, I was playing basketball this afternoon & stubbed my toe when going for a rebound...am I going to die from Swine Flu now?

VCURamFan
05-01-2009, 04:33 AM
Yes.Yay!!! Time to incur ridiculous debt & not have to worry about paying it back!!!!

Hughes_GOAT
05-01-2009, 04:43 AM
only Mexicans need to worry

Bonnie
05-01-2009, 04:50 AM
Yay!!! Time to incur ridiculous debt & not have to worry about paying it back!!!!

Didn't you get the memo, Ben? You have to prepay to die! :tongue0011:

I guess this means you'll be with us a while longer, at least until after Vegas. :laugh:

MattHughesRocks
05-01-2009, 04:52 AM
Well don't forget to buy me my 1.5 million dollar car before you go. I forget the name of it :unsure:

Yay!!! Time to incur ridiculous debt & not have to worry about paying it back!!!!

MattHughesRocks
05-01-2009, 04:55 AM
Well I'll never be that! :w00t:

only Mexicans need to worry

MattHughesRocks
05-01-2009, 04:58 AM
Here Ben! I found it! Now go get me one! :w00t:

http://www.bugatti.com/en/veyron-16.4/special-models/veyron-sang-noir.html

Hughes_GOAT
05-01-2009, 05:26 AM
Well I'll never be that! :w00t:
but you've been with that, LOL

MattHughesRocks
05-01-2009, 05:32 AM
Have not!:w00t: I like white boys:laugh:

but you've been with that, LOL

Hughes_GOAT
05-01-2009, 06:21 AM
Have not!:w00t: I like white boys:laugh:
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