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Here comes the Flu Here coms the Flu

As i pen this i have just gotten off the phone with a friend, he was calling to tell me he had the flu……..and it sounds bad, i hope he is just over reacting because of the News and what not….but i still cant help but be concerned for him, o and for the fact he was here in my house last night!

Q. What symptoms are associated with swine flu?

A. The classic symptoms are the same as with any flu: muscle aches, a fever of 101 or higher and a dry cough. Other symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, a sore throat, a running nose, and diarrhea. These symptoms tend to have an abrupt onset. Suddenly, you’ll notice that you’re feeling very bad. But this isn’t true for everyone. If you’ve been exposed to a similar virus strain in the past or you’ve been vaccinated against the flu, you may feel only mildly ill. If you weren’t exposed, you’re probably dealing with a different illness that can cause flu-like symptoms. Since the flu season is pretty much over, it’s probably not influenza. It may be an adenovirus or a parainfluenza virus. In any case, call your doctor.

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.

some news bits..

Swine Flu: 66 Confirmed US Cases

WebMD‎Apr 28, 2009‎
By Miranda Hitti April 28, 2009 — At least 66 people in the US have been sickened by swine influenza ( swine flu), including five people who have been hospitalized, according to health officials. Get the latest swine flu information from WebMD and the

A timeline of events in the swine flu outbreak

The Associated Press‎Apr 28, 2009‎
A timeline of events in the swine flu outbreak: _ December 2005 to January 2009: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention receives reports of 12 cases of human infection with swine flu. Five of these 12 cases occurred in patients who had direct

CDC predicts US fatalities from swine flu outbreak‎Apr 28, 2009‎
By TONY PUGH AND WILLIAM DOUGLAS WASHINGTON — As the number of confirmed US swine flu cases jumped from 45 to 64 on Tuesday, a federal health official said it’s only a matter of time before the highly contagious disease claims its first American

WHO: Swine flu outbreak could worsen

WTEN‎19 hours ago‎
By ZOE MAGEE Two more cases of swine flu in the United States were confirmed overnight in California. US health officials said two students from the St. Mel School in Sacramento County had been diagnosed with the virus, influenza type A. That brings

Don’t panic: Common sense helps combat Swine Flu fear

El Campo Leader News‎19 hours ago‎

By BRENDA SOMMER Now that a national health emergency has been declared, there’s three important things to remember about swine flu: it’s treatable, you can’t catch it from eating pork or from live pigs, and if you have flu

Flu fears fuel run on sanitizer, face masks

Crain’s Chicago Business‎2 hours ago‎
(Crain’s) — Public fear of contracting the swine flu virus has turned hand sanitizer and face masks into hot commodities in Chicago and across the nation. Stores are quickly being depleted of products used to help stave off or battle the flu,

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Swine Flu map from AP

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CDC Flu site

CDC Swine Flu site


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