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Re: swine flu in Mexico kind of unnerving
cgw #140995 04/26/09 03:57 PM
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81 now dead in Mexico and the kids from New Zealand have picked it up.

This thing seems very very contagious. It will take more than washing hands and covering when you cough to stop this one. In texas the quaranteened a family.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/04/26/swine.flu/index.html

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My brother and sister in law are on there way back from mexico today....... I love em but I don't want to see them till I know theyre ok! ya yikes scary with no immune. Scary anyway (for them) my parents there till may 10th so hope they miss it all down in mazatlan. I'm keeping an eye to the news for sure. And Ya thats funny symptoms do match many days of an ASer. grrrrr....


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NWbrooktrout #140999 04/26/09 04:18 PM
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And here I was thinking I'd made it through the worst of cold and flu season at school! cry In a close environment such as a school setting, this could be a very real threat.

Has anyone read how fast the symptoms progress? At the first sign of cough cold do you contact your doctor? I really don't want to overreact. How long were these people sick before they died?



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aslee9 #141003 04/26/09 06:01 PM
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Well, this ain't my first rodeo. Remember this from '76? More people died from the vaccine than from the actual swine flu as I recall.

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toby #141006 04/26/09 06:36 PM
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Nobody has died in the US, and in fact for some reason it has been milder in US than Mexico. They are researching why.

Two of the flu medications work really well for it too. Fever with cough is the symptom--no fever--no flu.

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Quote from CDC

"As we continue to look for cases, we are going to see a broader spectrum of disease," predicted Dr. Richard Besser, acting chief of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "We're going to see more severe disease in this country.

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I work in a group home for the mentally ill and they go to programs every day with many, many other people. A lot of the clients and other staff have been sick lately. The clients have been diagnosed with pneumonia and bronchitis and one of the staff has laringitis after being sick. I have not gotten sick, yet, and I really hope that I don't. I hope that these people were diagnosed correctly and don't actually have this scary flu! I don't recall anyone having a temperature so hopefully we are safe.


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For those on immunosuppressant therapy, my advice is to wear an N95 filter mask (surgical mask) if you think you are going to be in crowds that include people who may be sick.


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Mark D #141034 04/26/09 11:12 PM
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I don't think that would work in an elementary school setting unless the powers that be recommended it for all. It would probably scare the little ones here.


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It would sure be nice to OWN a mask....where does the public find adequate mask protection?? Not sure I've seen surgical masks in my drugstore?? Just painters masks? I do wash lots and carry anti bacterieal and for sure don't touch my face lots when out and about. but would be nice to carry one for times when in a crowd I cant avoid, and someones sounds sick. hate to be overly phsycotic but better safe than sorry. And I dont just mean for this scare but for us ANY sickness can be scary.


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