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Old 04-26-2009   #166 (permalink)
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We flew into Cancun yesterday. I did notice that some custom inspectors were wearing the face masks.
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We flew into Cancun yesterday. I did notice that some custom inspectors were wearing the face masks.
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Wow that really sucks......Has to be one of the latest updates.....
It is.
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Sorry off topic but... DAMN... YOU GUYS ARE GORGEOUS! And I mean that in the most non gay way Mikey!
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Sorry off topic but... DAMN... YOU GUYS ARE GORGEOUS! And I mean that in the most non gay way Mikey!


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Sorry off topic but... DAMN... YOU GUYS ARE GORGEOUS! And I mean that in the most non gay way Mikey!
She makes me look better then I actually am....But thanks in the most non gay way UMM......
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U.S. Declares Public Health Emergency Over Swine Flu

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, at a Washington news conference, called the emergency declaration “standard operating procedure,” and said she would rather call it a “declaration of emergency preparedness.”

“It’s like declaring one for a hurricane,” she said. “It means we can release funds and take other measures. The hurricane may not actually hit.”

American investigators said they expected more cases here, but noted that virtually all so far had been mild and urged Americans not to panic.

The speed and the scope of the world’s response showed the value of preparations made because of the avian flu and SARS scares, public health experts said.
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U.S. Declares Public Health Emergency Over Swine Flu

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, at a Washington news conference, called the emergency declaration “standard operating procedure,” and said she would rather call it a “declaration of emergency preparedness.”

“It’s like declaring one for a hurricane,” she said. “It means we can release funds and take other measures. The hurricane may not actually hit.”

American investigators said they expected more cases here, but noted that virtually all so far had been mild and urged Americans not to panic.

The speed and the scope of the world’s response showed the value of preparations made because of the avian flu and SARS scares, public health experts said.
Three reports of possible swine flu in Dallas County now........We have alot of Mexicans coming into Dallas to get away from Mexico......They arrive five blocks from where we live...........Watching it on the news right now......Is it wrong to think they should be quarantined until they are tested? We have ten bus companies from Mexico that come here......

In Mexico City now there have been over 100 deaths......70% of the nite clubs are closed and schools are closed till May 6th......

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Dallas County takes action....

Dallas County takes action over swine flu | Latest News | WFAA.com
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Latest, Shertz-Cibelo have shut down their schools...hell, I didn't think it was that bad and I live here.
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Do they have confirmed cases? Wow.......
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Hi guys, this is my first post here. I have a friend who is very high up in Epedemiology and is currently in Geneva at a World Health Orginisation conference.
He emailed my husband this morning warning us not to travel to US or Mexico anytime soon. My hubbie then emailed him back to say we were indeed going in September. This is his reply to us;

I can't say how the world will look in Sept. I can say there are a number of very experienced flu-watchers for are very worried this week. The 1918 pandemic was also swine flu and that infected 20% and killed around 2.5% of the world's population at the time. So far the severe cases have all been in Mexico, which has us a bit puzzled. This week will reveal if we need to move to small private islands somewhere. The 1918 pandemic started in March, then went quiet until August, before spreading globally, so it could be many months before we can say it's over. Personally, I might go to Mexico as a public health worker, but I wouldn't be holidaying there any time soon.

I know how high up this guy is in the medical profession with diseases, so I wont take his advice lightly but now seriously think about not going. We will just wait a bit and see what happens and pray that no more die from this.
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I can't say how the world will look in Sept. I can say there are a number of very experienced flu-watchers for are very worried this week. The 1918 pandemic was also swine flu

While it was thought for years that the 1918 pandemic was swine flu, a 1995 analysis from an infected corpse showed that it was most likely avian based.

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I dare say anyone who works in the medical field or any other field concerned with epidemiology and such is hardly surprised at the moment.

In the end everyone is just waiting for another pandemic- and it will happen at one point. Wether it is "just" happening, avian flu based or swine flu based........so maybe it will happen now.

Suspect cases have also been reported in France and Spain- thanks to the fact that the world is closely connected these days if it hits there would be hardly any ways to prevent it going all over the place- except stopping worldwide traffic.

The flu is one of the most underestimated killers, even without a pandemic every year about 20 000 people die of it in Germany alone, often of superinfections. True- mostly elderly, children and those with a weak immunesystem, but also normal folks.

All one can do really is watch closely where current outbreaks are and possibly stay clear from those areas.

Sadly all of it doesn't come as a surprise- and if it becomes a pandemic it won't be one either.
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Apparently suspect cases are also being dealt with in France and Spain right now.

On the news here they reported that on many airports people with flu symptoms are being asked to report and then need to re-report after ten days........doesn't really make sense to me because if they have it they'll be walking around in the open for ten days.....

There was also mention of thermo scanners being used- same thing: if someone appears to have a high temperature they need to report back.

I am somehow taking the "carmic" approach on this one: a pandemic was long overdue, so if it happens now measures can be taken in affected areas but the spreading is hard to stop unless you ground all transportation and traffic.
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