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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:44 PM
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20 Comfirmed cases in US (for those wanting an update):
As of 9:00 AM on April 26, CDC has confirmed 20 human cases of swine flu in the U.S.:

* California: 7
* Kansas: 2
* New York City: 8
* Ohio: 1
* Texas: 2

For those wanting other news, simply hide thread :)
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Avalux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:46 PM
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1. Also - 3 confirmed Cases in Canada and probably 6 in Spain.
Spain cases yet to be confirmed.
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:47 PM
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2. Ill people are being urged to simply stay home.
Which of course, makes sense.
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sufrommich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:49 PM
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5. lol, I had to edit this. I thought your post meant
Edited on Sun Apr-26-09 12:50 PM by sufrommich
Illinois people.Sorry about that.
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:50 PM
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6. Sick people are urged to STAY HOME from work and school.
That's what it means. ;)
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:50 PM
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7. If you're sick, STAY HOME
and hope the hell the nitwits who pride themselves on working while they're sick do the same.
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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:51 PM
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9. See this thread about that
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sufrommich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:52 PM
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10. Yes, I get it now. Hopefully our workplaces will come down
hard on anybody coming to work sick.
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drmeow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:54 PM
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11. A former friend used to do
that all the time - she used to brag about it. Royally pissed me off. She would go to work sick because her company would give people who didn't use any of their sick days during the year a $50 US Savings Bond (or was is a $25, I don't remember). Stupid company plus greedy bitch.
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:51 PM
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8. Heck, no problem.
Edited on Sun Apr-26-09 12:51 PM by mzmolly
:hi:
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:47 PM
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3. WHO would want to hide that handsome mug?
(*_*)
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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:48 PM
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4. LOL
Don't make me drive up there and take you out for dinner :)
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:55 PM
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12. I swear that this flu is more widespread than realized.
I posted this yesterday evening:

My husband and I were sick for nearly 6 weeks with the most ungodly flu I've ever had in my life. After reading the symptoms, complete with pneumonia/bronchitis, we are wondering if we may have had it. We were totally wiped out for days, very weak and lacking energy or appetites, high fevers, etc. I took one course of antibiotics and he's taken two courses and still has some residual mild upper respiratory stuff going on. It was a really scary bout of illness. I'd like to note that he was so sick that I was actually scared that he would eventually require hospitalization. I talked him into going to the doctor, who said that whatever he had was becoming systemic at the time.
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 02:30 PM
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15. My daughter and I have been sick for three days.
I'm a little better today, and my temp is only a little over 100 now, but there's respiratory stuff going on, sore throat, body aches, headache, etc.

The problem with this, as I understand it, is that the symptoms of swine flu are like the symptoms of many different strains of viruses. :shrug:
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 01:01 PM
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13. The exact numbers don't and probably won't matter, decisions will be based on general patterns
of increasing and ultimately decreasing incidence (attack rate=new cases/surveillence period).

This will be based on laboratory confirmed cases.

Which means a sticken person must see a doctor or a coroner/medical examiner so that a specimen can be collected and sent to a lab.

The exact number will never be known, because 1) there are 40 million Americans without health care and 2) many people, especially men are generally unwilling to go to the doctor. Many people will get sick and recover and never go to the doctor.

The cases contributing to the rise and fall of the epidemic wave will only be rougly approximated from those who show up in clinics. Efforts for mitigation will be in place until the cases that get confirmed in the lab fall.

This isn't anything new and it needn't be considered a catastrophic fault in monitoring and acting to mitigate the epidemic.

I'm just saying the exact number of cases isn't going to be what is used to fight the epidemic.








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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 02:23 PM
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14. To all the health care workers here on DU and I guess everywhere
take care. You are the ones in the most danger because you are our care givers - some of you will be there when we get sick.
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