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Old 04-27-09, 05:20 AM   #1
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OT: Swine Flu in Lorain County

There has been one confirmed case of swine flu in Lorain county, a 9 yr old who travelled to Mexico and visited a farm.

The school he attends (Ely School) has been closed for the week as a precaution.

Here is a list of symptoms and precautions from the CDC. This feels pretty serious, especially so close to home.

http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/contentSwineFluTravel.aspx

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Old 04-27-09, 09:58 AM   #2
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It seems that nearly all of the US cases have been pretty mild so far--hopefully it won't be as bad as some fear.
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Seems the boy is apparently Mexican and was in Mexico last week visiting family and he brought home to the residents of Ohio a little gift.
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Enforce the Lorain/Cuyahoga border to cyclists?
It was only a matter of time.
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Well, I'm in WI and felt pretty lousy over the weekend. Swine Flu?

Y * Fever (greater than 100F or 37.8C) 99.6
N * Sore throat
Y * Cough
N * Stuffy nose
Y * Chills
Y * Headache and body aches
Y * Fatigue

Took about 4 doses of Tylenol ... Feel much better today.
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Well, I'm in WI and felt pretty lousy over the weekend. Swine Flu?

X * Fever (greater than 100F or 37.8C) 99.6
* Sore throat
X * Cough
* Stuffy nose
X * Chills
X * Headache and body aches
X * Fatigue

Took about 4 doses of Tylenol ... Feel much better today.
Have you kissed any pigs during a recent visit to Mexico?
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John,it,s so friggin cold up there those flu bacteria have been dormant since Nixon got elected.
Has it gotten above freezing lately?
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Hey ... we were up to 44 on Sunday!

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Nuts! While a couple of miles down south it was 80 last weekend.
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Hey ... we were up to 44 on Sunday!

for real? that stinks! You are a hearty breed up there in Wisconsin, I must say.

It's been downright balmy here in NE Ohio, but tomorrow it's supposed to get cold and rainy....right in time once again to correspond w/my day off

guess that God is telling me to stay home and catch up on housework...or go shopping?
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Good German breweries,cheese,lots of quality hockey,pristine forests....I,d say John is doing OK up yonder.
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Beer and cheese - 2 items that make up the state flag for WI.

My wife is having to spend the entire day tomorrow at the hospital reviewing all hospital workers who believe they may have it. She's bringing a book.

Just a matter of time until we have it if it comes this way.
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Sort of like trying to find a pig in a poke............I just never run out.
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I guess there's one more in the Cleveland area.

This is getting blown WAY out of proportion.
One of the symptoms is a "mild fever"! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

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I guess there's one more in the Cleveland area.

This is getting blown WAY out of proportion.
One of the symptoms is a "mild fever"! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
you're right. What do all those silly doctors and epidemologists know anyhow?
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you're right. What do all those silly reporters know anyhow?
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This is getting blown WAY out of proportion.
One of the symptoms is a "mild fever"! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
I am sure the 152 dead (as of 4-28-09)agree with you.
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If you don't have medecine (or at least modern medecine) you can die of a cut. Especially in Mexico. Why hasn't anyone died in the USA yet?

::EDIT:: And FoxNews wasn't helping anything when they said that this flu could kill "tens of millions" , either.
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It's a double-edged sword. One the one hand, yes, this whole thing will be over-hyped by the media, it's what they do - but on the other hand, better safe than sorry.
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What ever happened the SARS? the bird flu? This is just another media over reaction. I give it two weeks tops before they go back to woshiping Obama.
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What ever happened the SARS? the bird flu? This is just another media over reaction. I give it two weeks tops before they go back to woshiping Obama.
Yeah, the swine flu of 1918 was overblown too.
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If you don't have medecine (or at least modern medecine) you can die of a cut. Especially in Mexico. Why hasn't anyone died in the USA yet? .
Possibly because the Media has been very vigilant in keeping the issue on the top of the news. People who normally would not go to the doctor for flu symptoms are now getting checked out. Would you rather they ignore a potentially deadly flu?
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Yeah, the swine flu of 1918 was overblown too.
The media wasn't as corrupt and evil back then.
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The media wasn't as corrupt and evil back then.
No,things were slanted in 1918 also.
If you criticised Woodrow Wilson or the government,s handling of the epidemic you could receive 15 years as one congressman found out.It was not allowed to report to the situation as an epidemic.
On a side note:
My great uncle died at the Army base in Oklahoma in 1918 of influensa.The science at the time believed burning waste at the camp infected peoples lungs causing the epidemic.
What even became of the autopsies of the 1918 flu victims they dug up in Antarctica a few years back?I guess no cure came of this.
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Possibly because the Media has been very vigilant in keeping the issue on the top of the news. People who normally would not go to the doctor for flu symptoms are now getting checked out. Would you rather they ignore a potentially deadly flu?
And it's not big news in Mexico? If anyone forgot about this in Mexico, they'd remember real quick when they saw everyone in a mask.
Don't get me wrong Gary, this is serious: in Mexico. If this originated in the USA, we wouldn't be having this discussion. The most that would come from it would be the usual "it's flu season again. get your shots'n'sh*t".
This is exactly like SARS and the bird flu, in that it is a slightly more dangerous version of an already common virus.
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