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    I wonder if DCL will take Cozumel out of the itinerary for our cruise in a few weeks time?





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    It will just anchor out at sea and hand out binoculars. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawn, post: 128160
    Why are we panicking so much about this flu outbreak?
    That's what I was wondering. Haven't less people died than from a normal flu outbreak?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skywatcher, post: 128191

    I am awaiting my first

    I just opened a packet of doritos and now my nose is running ...


    I know people like that. Poor doctors.......
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    can we get it from Frazzles as well Doc?


    seriously though, i hear there are maybe 9 suspected cases in Winchester - i now it's not like next door but i do have cause for concern regarding my Mum who has a variety of breathing/lung conditions......

    AND she seems to have a cold at the moment which strangely she doesn't usually get - no she doesn't do it by halves my Mum, it's normally straight onto the the pnuemonia...tut!




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    Quote Originally Posted by Skywatcher, post: 128232
    no I meant one of my patients coming in and wondering idf they can catch Mexican pig flu from eating doritos :D
    as an expert on the subject I would have to say it depends on the type of doritos... Diablo doritos seem to bring on flue symptoms after ingesting 2 while regular doritos seeem to not provoke any
    symptoms if the bag is shared





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    There is now a case in Indiana.

    I want to head for the hills. Please tell me when it's all over.
    Maybe I'll be safe if I just stay in here ---> :chores026:

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    Hey all, this came direct to me today from a relative who is a scientist with Monsanto in St. Louis.


    Human Swine Influenza Health Alert

    April 26, 2009 6pm



    What is going on?

    Human cases of swine influenza A (H1N1) virus infection have been identified in the U.S. in San Diego County and Imperial County, California as well as in San Antonio, Texas. Internationally, human cases of swine influenza A (H1N1) virus infection have been identified in Mexico.



    International Human Cases of Swine Flu Infection
    See: World Health Organization

    As of April 26th, 2009 4:00 p.m. ET


    Investigations are ongoing to determine the source of the infection and whether additional people have been infected with similar swine influenza viruses.

    Monsanto Disaster Preparedness Team is working closely with the Monsanto leadership as well as Mexico and US sites . They are also following developments provided by the CDC and WHO findings and recommendations.



    What can be done?

    Influenza is thought to spread mainly person-to-person through coughing or sneezing of infected people. There are many things you can to do preventing getting and spreading influenza:



    There are everyday actions people can take to stay healthy.

    Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
    Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hands cleaners are also effective.
    Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.


    Try to avoid close contact with sick people.

    Influenza is thought to spread mainly person-to-person through coughing or sneezing of infected people.
    If you get sick, CDC and Monsanto recommend that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.


    General Swine Influenza Information



    Review this carefully, updates will be provided as necessary. If you have questions after reading this please contact your health care provider. Monsanto has also established a hot line to help you obtain Monsanto specific messages regarding Swine flu and work

    1-800- 325-1110 or 1-314-694-2341

    Or the number established in your country for this purpose



    How do you know you have swine Flu?

    Clinically you can only diagnose influenza but not which specific influenza you could have. The symptoms of swine flu in people are similar to the symptoms of regular human flu and include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people have reported diarrhea and vomiting associated with swine flu. In the past, severe illness (pneumonia and respiratory failure) and deaths have been reported with swine flu infection in people. Like seasonal flu, swine flu may cause a worsening of underlying chronic medical conditions.



    Is this disease transmitted from person to person?

    Based on recent CDC and WHO data is appears to be transmitted from person to person. Through contact with a person with swine flu. Human-to-human spread of swine flu has been documented also and is thought to occur in the same way as seasonal flu. Influenza is thought to spread mainly person-to-person through coughing or sneezing of infected people.



    How long can an infected person spread swine flu to others?
    People with swine influenza virus infection should be considered potentially contagious as long as they are symptomatic and possible for up to 7 days following illness onset. Children, especially younger children, might potentially be contagious for longer periods.

    It is Monsanto’s strong advice to stay home if you have influenza. Communicate with your supervisor via telephone to provide needed information



    What can I do to protect myself from getting sick?
    There is no vaccine available right now to protect against swine flu. There are everyday actions that can help prevent the spread of germs that cause respiratory illnesses like influenza. Take these everyday steps to protect your health:

    Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
    Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are
    also effective.
    Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
    If you get sick with influenza, CDC recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.


    What should I do if I get sick?
    If you live in an area where cases of Swine Flu have been reported (example Mexico City, San Diego County or Imperial County California or Guadalupe County, Texas, ) and become ill with influenza-like symptoms, including fever, body aches, runny nose, sore throat, nausea, or vomiting or diarrhea, you may want to contact your health care provider, particularly if you are worried about your symptoms. Your health care provider will determine whether influenza testing or treatment is needed.

    If you are sick, you should stay home and avoid contact with other people as much as possible to keep from spreading your illness to others.

    If you become ill and experience any of the following warning signs, seek emergency medical care.

    In children emergency warning signs that need urgent medical attention include:

    · Fast breathing or trouble breathing

    · Bluish skin color

    · Not drinking enough fluids

    · Not waking up or not interacting

    · Being so irritable that the child does not want to be held

    · Flu-like symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough

    · Fever with a rash

    In adults, emergency warning signs that need urgent medical attention include:

    · Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

    · Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen

    · Sudden dizziness

    · Confusion

    · Severe or persistent vomiting

    Is the virus responsive to treatment?

    Initial reliable data shows that the virus responds to treatment with oseltamivir and zanamivir. It is resistant to amantadines. If you develop symptoms it is important to contact your health care provided as soon as you can.



    What should I do if coming back from a country where cases of swine flu have been detected?

    Travelers from other world areas preparing to leave locations where swine flu is a problem, such as Mexico City, should evaluate their time in the country to determine the possibility of contracting the flu and whether they are symptomatic at this time. If feeling ill, please contact your health care provider as soon as possible, do not return to work for at least seven days, and please get clearance from ESH before doing so. If not symptomatic, please return to your home but remain away from the workplace for seven days to determine if you may have been exposed to the flu.

    Can I get swine influenza from eating or preparing pork?
    No. Swine influenza viruses are not spread by food. You cannot get swine influenza from eating pork or pork products. Eating properly handled and cooked pork products is safe.

    ·Links to non-federal organizations are provided solely as a service to our users. These links do not constitute an endorsement of these organizations or their programs by CDC or the federal government, and none should be inferred. CDC is not responsible for the content of the individual organization Web pages found at these links.

    Other sources of Information

    Swine Flu and You
    What is swine flu? Are there human infections with swine flu in the U.S.? …

    Swine Flu Video Podcast
    Dr. Joe Bresee, with the CDC Influenza Division, describes swine flu - its signs and symptoms, how it's transmitted, medicines to treat it, steps people can take to protect themselves from it, and what people should do if they become ill.

    Key Facts about Swine Influenza (Swine Flu)
    How does swine flu spread? Can people catch swine flu from eating pork? …

    Swine Influenza in Pigs and People
    Brochure

    Information in Spanish
    Datos importantes sobre la influenza porcina…

    Swine Influenza A (H1N1) Virus Biosafety Guidelines for Laboratory Workers Apr 24, 2009
    This guidance is for laboratory workers who may be processing or performing diagnostic testing on clinical specimens from patients with suspected swine influenza A (H1N1) virus infection, or performing viral isolation.

    Interim Guidance for Infection Control for Care of Patients with Confirmed or Suspected Swine Influenza A (H1N1) Virus Infection in a Healthcare Setting Apr 24, 2009

    Interim Guidance on Case Definitions for Swine Influenza A (H1N1) Human Case Investigations Apr 24, 2009
    This document provides interim guidance for state and local health departments conducting investigations of human cases of swine influenza A (H1N1) virus. The following case definitions are for the purpose of investigations of suspected, probable, and confirmed cases of swine influenza A (H1N1) virus infection.

    Travel Notices

    Outbreak Notice: Swine Influenza in the United States
    April 25, 2009 12 p.m. ET

    Travel Health Precaution: Swine Influenza and Severe Cases of Respiratory Illness in Mexico
    April 25, 2009 12 p.m. ET

    Transcripts

    Unedited Transcript of CDC Briefing on Public Health Investigation of Human Cases of Swine Influenza
    April 24, 2009 2:30 p.m. ET

    CDC Briefing on Public Health Investigation of Human Cases of Swine Influenza
    April 23, 2009 press briefing…

    Reports & Publications

    Update: Swine Influenza A (H1N1) Infections --- California and Texas, April 2009
    Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) April 24, 2009 / Vol. 58 / Dispatch;1-3

    Swine Influenza A (H1N1) Infection in Two Children – Southern California, March—April 2009
    Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) April 21, 2009 / Vol. 58 / Dispatch

    Related Links

    WHO - Influenza-Like Illness in the United States and Mexico

    Past Updates

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    OK Doc. You're off the hook for eating a lunch of Doritos. Miss Mari, you'll stop with those icky things now too please. :D

    Never did like Doritos. Now that I know they cause flu, I feel a strange sense of justice. Ahem.






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    Can I watch Speedy Gonzalez cartoons?

    Fed up with the over reaction now - The Sun says 40% of us are doomed to get swine flu.

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    I know yet how many millions have AIDS and Malaria?

    it is serious but it is being dealt with properly by the authorities - there have been no deaths outside of Mexico so far, the media really needs a

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