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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:26 PM
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U.S. declares swine flu public health emergency
Source: MSNBC

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The Department of Health and Human Services has declared a public health emergency in connection with the swine flu outbreak that has killed people in Mexico, Janet Napolitano, director of Homeland Security said today.

The number of cases confirmed in the United States by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now 20, including eight New York City high school students. Other cases are in Ohio, California, Texas and Kansas. Patients have ranged in age from 9 to over 50.

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The incubation period for this virus is 24 to 48 hour period. President Barack Obama recently traveled to Mexico but the presidents health was never in any danger, Brennan said.


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Napolitano said shed ordered border officials to start passive surveillance protocols to screen people at U.S. borders. asking "Are you sick? Have you been sick?"

Read more: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30398682/
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benld74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 01:51 PM
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1. Wife works for mid-country large city health dept, she has heard nothing as yet
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Mojorabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 11:59 PM
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6. My hubby is a family physician
and nothing yet here. I am sure tomorrow notices will go out. The cdc has a page up that gives basic interim care for a family member with this flu and they put up an advisory on when to wear a mask.
I think they are walking a fine line as as of this moment it is serious but not in major gear up phase.
We will know more by the end of the week how this is going to play out. It will be an hour to hour reevaluation of the situation.
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itsrobert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 01:54 PM
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2. Silly
What a joke. Stopping people at the border isn't going to stop the spread of the flu. It's already here. Deal with it.
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Kablooie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 02:14 PM
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3. What? What's that? Limbaugh flu you say?
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 04:31 PM
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4. "We're gonna smoke-out those pigs... dead or alive... heh heh." Sorry, wrong administration. n/t
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bushmeister0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 04:54 PM
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5. I believe waterboarding is the proper action to take in this matter.
NO? A Predator drone attack?
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