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  1. by   AtomicWoman
    It was announced that one of Obama's aides caught the flu while they were in Mexico, and apparently spread it to his family when he returned.

    http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2...but-recovered/
  2. by   oramar
    Quote from mwboswell
    If you're wanting to provide a "news feed" with updates, maybe you should consider starting a NEW thread/discussion dedicated SOLELY to flu updates and one in which posts must be approved.
    I like this.
  3. by   AnnieNHRN
    Quote from Sonjailana
    So, about 2000 people sick in Mexico out of 109,000,000...about .002%
    They think this number might be way underreported. Not all people that had flu symptoms went to the doctor. People do not have the same access to health care in Mexico as they do here.

    So the actual cases of Flu in Mexico might be much larger. Meaning there were/are much more carriers out there spreading the virus.
  4. by   DaydreamerRN
    Quote from multicollinearity
    Whatever this pandemic ends up being, it's not looking like the "big one" where millions of people die.
    I am waiting until October to decide for myself if this one is like the 1918 flu. If this is truly the first wave, then the second wave would be the most deadly if the flu follows the track of 1918-1919.

    I also wonder if knowing this, the WHO knows the more people who get the first wave, the more people will be immune to the second wave. Do I make any sense?

    I used to spend hours on-line folowing Henry Niman and bird flu.... Now I am in school, no time for that
  5. by   cursedandblessed
    it seems though, that most of those outside of mexico who now have this flu are those with access to health care, doctor's and medicine. this really hasn't spread to the general population yet, or reached places that have poorer living conditions and limited access to doctor's, nurses and flu medications. wouldn't that be when we would see more deaths?
  6. by   Pooksmom1996
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    Last edit by Pooksmom1996 on May 2, '09 : Reason: post deleted-some info. may be inaccurate
  7. by   yelnikmcwawa
    Quote from Pooksmom1996
    This is from a physician in Texas who sent a private email to friends and family. More info. on this and verification that he is a practicing family medicine physician is available at the following link:
    http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=101924
    Snopes.com states that this Dr. says "his" emails circulating have been changed and adapted to fit different individual's propoganda. This is clearly outdated, as well, as that Texas boy has since died, and Obama has declared no emergency of any kind.

    I still think all of this is bulls**t perpetuated by the media and our attraction to drama, and it already looks to be dwindling away. I feel bad for all of those who have lost a loved one to the swine flu, but come on people...36,000 people every year die in the US alone, from the flu or flu related complications. This stuff is nothing new!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  8. by   Pooksmom1996
    I deleted my post because after I posted it, because I checked further and read on the Dr.'s blog his statement that the circulating email was edited.
    His blog link is here:http://urbanlegends.about.com/gi/dyn...uarespace.com/
    Last edit by Pooksmom1996 on May 2, '09
  9. by   Pooksmom1996
    two students from one high school in the state of washington are hospitalized in intensive care with flu symptoms.

    snippet:associated press - may 1, 2009 3:25 pm et
    corrected version
    seattle (ap) - six schools in washington have closed as a precaution against the spread of swine flu.
    the latest was lakes high school in lakewood this morning because three students were taken to madigan army medical center last night with flu symptoms. two are in intensive care in serious condition.


    http://www.kpax.com/global/story.asp?s=10286475
  10. by   Pooksmom1996
    This link to a San Antonio newspaper supposedly shows a copy of the original email that was sent out by a local ED Medical Director to his family, friends and patients.

    I do not want to be a scaremonger, but I think that it is important to share news as we get it.

    http://www.sanantoniolightning.com/gitterle.html
  11. by   loveshospital
    People needs to really stop panicking,swine flu is just a FLU and thousand of people get the FLU every year,any flu is dangerous regardless of the source and the only people that should be considered high-risk are infants as well as people over 65 as well as immune compromised people.This is not the epidemic of cholera,malaria or chicken pox,this is a FLU,so lets just live it as it is.
  12. by   Pooksmom1996
    Quote from loveshospital
    People needs to really stop panicking,swine flu is just a FLU and thousand of people get the FLU every year,any flu is dangerous regardless of the source and the only people that should be considered high-risk are infants as well as people over 65 as well as immune compromised people.This is not the epidemic of cholera,malaria or chicken pox,this is a FLU,so lets just live it as it is.
    I hope that you are right, but the news that two students from one school in Washington state are in intensive care from suspected flu does not look like the usual flu pattern.

    The people who are getting sick from this flu tend to be outside of the norm for regular flu-they are older childen or young/middle age adults.
    Last edit by Pooksmom1996 on May 2, '09
  13. by   BelleKat
    Quote from loveshospital
    People needs to really stop panicking,swine flu is just a FLU and thousand of people get the FLU every year,any flu is dangerous regardless of the source and the only people that should be considered high-risk are infants as well as people over 65 as well as immune compromised people.This is not the epidemic of cholera,malaria or chicken pox,this is a FLU,so lets just live it as it is.
    Have you read the thread ?

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