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        04-29-2009, 05:08 PM
      #11
    Yearling
    Oh, WOW. Is there a brick wall I can beat my head against? lol
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    Originally Posted by Vidaloco    
    I heard this morning that the Mexican government is saying it started here.
         
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        04-29-2009, 07:46 PM
      #12
    Weanling
    It is like a normal flu. There have only been 8 confirmed cases of death so far. Everyone needs to take precautions, of course, wash your hands and what not, but don't go into a hypocondriact (spelling?) or whatever they call it. :) Your body can build an immunity.
         
        04-29-2009, 07:48 PM
      #13
    Foal
    I *think* that I heard on the news that Mexico had 140 confirmed deaths! EEEEKKK! A school several towns over had a kid with possible swine flu. Scary! The school has the week off and if the kid does have the flu they have to have 3 weeks off. I am also suppose to go to NYC for a field trip but they might cancel it because there are several reported cases and a school has it. Hopefully it will pass. *fingers crossed*
         
        04-30-2009, 10:42 AM
      #14
    Weanling
    As serious as it is, it is by far not the worst flu outbreak we have ever encountered and hopefully it won't get to the point these did!

    CNN.com - Recent flu outbreak mild compared to past pandemics - Dec. 10, 2003
         
        04-30-2009, 11:09 AM
      #15
    Yearling
    This same exact thing happened in 1976. IMO it's the governments way of getting an invitation to socially control the medical field. In the 1976 Swine Flu panic, there was only ONE reported death in the US due to the swine flu.... 25 people were reported dead because of the VACCINE!
         
        04-30-2009, 11:24 AM
      #16
    Showing
    A few years ago it was the bird flu. I keep chickens, I freaked out over it. I stopped selling eggs and covered all my outdoor chicken areas with bird netting. It passed and I never lost a chicken. I don't get very excited about new flu viruses anymore.
    I found this article about past pandemics Deadliest pandemics of the 20th century - CNN.com The current one pales in comparison.
         
        04-30-2009, 11:26 AM
      #17
    Weanling
    I've been to mexico and it seems they aren't as hygienic is some of the areas. It's a possibility that the people getting deathly ill from this are the poorer of the people in mexico who live in shacks. IDK
         
        04-30-2009, 11:27 AM
      #18
    Super Moderator
    What I've heard, there's around 20 confirmed deaths in Mexico.

    There's just one thing which makes me think. Why people die in Mexico but nowhere else?

    What I think about all that, there's no reason to panic now. Maybe then if young, healthy people start to die all around you. Ofcourse it's a little worrisome but over here, authorities have given an announcement that as yet you should take it as a normal influenza (except wash your hands a lot, avoid sick people and if you have travelled lately and got symptoms call to the doctor beforehand instead of it visiting there so you won't spread the virus).

    I wish your mom and sister good luck, Vidaloco!
         
        04-30-2009, 11:48 AM
      #19
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    I wondered about that as well Tamma. I know they sell antibiotics over the counter with no need to see a doctor. If people take them too often, the immune system doesn't work as well. We have to see a doctor to get them here. Plus there are more people living below the poverty line in Mexico. I'm sure that has something to do with it.
    There is a huge gap between the wealthy and the poor there. They have no middle class.
         
        04-30-2009, 11:49 AM
      #20
    Super Moderator
    And seems that our cases were groundless - luckily.
         

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