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04-28-2009, 02:49 PM
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OT: Swine Flu in Montreal??

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UT...,53.613281&z=5

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There were rumoured cases at Lakeshore General Hospital but they have since been refuted.

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1 suspected case.... KILL HIM!!

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-Wash your hands every half hour at least with soap, water or hand sanitizers.
-If you know someone sick, tell him to stay home or stay way from him.
-Don't touch your nose, eyes or mouth with your hands.
-If you cough, cough in a tissue and throw it away.

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its been killing people in Mexico..almost 40 I think...Living in LA I am much closer to it...hope i don't get it

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04-28-2009, 02:59 PM
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If this happened a month ago.. the Habs players would've freaked out!

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04-28-2009, 03:03 PM
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Its only frikkin flu. It kills the 80year old who's already dying. You all have nothing to worry about. Flu is flu let it be, it will go away and if youre immune system isnt destroyed by the presence of AIDS or age you don't have to worry at all. Also, eat pig

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Its only frikkin flu. It kills the 80year old who's already dying. You all have nothing to worry about. Flu is flu let it be, it will go away and if youre immune system isnt destroyed by the presence of AIDS or age you don't have to worry at all. Also, eat pig
No, the swine flu attacks with a cytokine storm, meaning it attacks the immune system with big virulence killing mostly healthy adults (18-30) while chirldren and old people don't have the overreaction because of their already low immune system. The Spanish flu in 1918 attacked the same way.

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200 000 people in the US get it yearly
36 000 people a year die from it...

The only difference is that its a new strain of FLU, people have NOTHING else to talk about...

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200 000 people in the US get it yearly
36 000 people a year die from it...

The only difference is that its a new strain of FLU, people have NOTHING else to talk about...
You really are not getting what's going on are you? This strain is severe because it doesn't work like the normal influenza strains, it attacks like the Spanish flu did, it attacks via cytokine storms, making your immune system overreact and killing healthy adults unlike the normal strains.

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Thats what the HYPOTHESESE is, not the facts.
A few healthy people have in fact succombed to Swine Flu, but NO concrete proof has been set forth.
The media is all over this, we need to be vigilant, and very careful,but not paranoid, it is a new strain and right now everyone is guessing.

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Still according to CNN, the mortality rate is 6-10% which is still very low compared to something like the Ebola Virus also, it seems that the mexico strain is killing people yet the cases in the United States have not led to any mortalities yet.

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Thats what the HYPOTHESESE is, not the facts.
A few healthy people have in fact succombed to Swine Flu, but NO concrete proof has been set forth.
The media is all over this, we need to be vigilant, and very careful,but not paranoid, it is a new strain and right now everyone is guessing.
It's a fact. I studied the virus last year in Virology before it mutated.

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Still according to CNN, the mortality rate is 6-10% which is still very low compared to something like the Ebola Virus also, it seems that the mexico strain is killing people yet the cases in the United States have not led to any mortalities yet.
Apparently, a 6-10% mortality rate is huge when you talk about potential pandemic illnesses. The spanish flu had a 2.5% mortality rate, you can't say that it wasn't dangerous.

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Two months ago I had this particularely weird flu episode. Two days in bed, high fever, severe digestive symptoms (could not even drink water for a day) high respiratory symptoms with a sore throat lasting one week after. Worst flu episode in my last 10-20 years.

I know at least 4 other guys that had the same symptoms during the recent months (you could even put Kovy, Halak and the others on this list )

My point - maybe it's been here already this year ? Not like I went to see the doctor for this one. But I guess there are always antibodies studies possible.

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Well it is because in a pure facts thing that means if they have 600,000 cases that means there is 60,000 deaths which is a lot of dead people but on an individual basis the odds of actually dying are quite low because u first need to get it which right now would be an astronomically small odd even if u live in mexico city and then u have to add to the odds of dying from it which is 6-10%, so, in all you should be more worried from dying in a car crash then dying from this virus.

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Apparently, a 6-10% mortality rate is huge when you talk about potential pandemic illnesses. The spanish flu had a 2.5% mortality rate, you can't say that it wasn't dangerous.

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not really a big deal, tamiflu is effective against it, and with they prevention protocols, its going to be hard to spread.. No where near the danger that SARS was.

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Meanwhile people continue to smoke, drink, swim after meals and cross the street without looking both ways. How many people did Influenza kill last year? Right, good old news creating havoc as usual.

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Two months ago I had this particularely weird flu episode. Two days in bed, high fever, severe digestive symptoms (could not even drink water for a day) high respiratory symptoms with a sore throat lasting one week after. Worst flu episode in my last 10-20 years.
That's a normal flu. People are often confusing the flu with a simple cold.

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Well... I live in Laval, so HA!

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200 000 people in the US get it yearly
36 000 people a year die from it...

The only difference is that its a new strain of FLU, people have NOTHING else to talk about...
This strain of flu affects people with healthy immune systems because it causes your system to overreact and attack itself. So your immune system ends up attacking your lungs, which produces mucus, which causes breathing problems, which effectively kills you if you get it bad enough.

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Doubly crappy for me as I had an autoimmune episode several years ago where my immune system attacked my body for some reason and caused all kinds of funky events.

AND I just had some clients from Mexico about 20 minutes ago. As in, just immigrated from Mexico last week.

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100's of school kids in NY down with it now .

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You really are not getting what's going on are you? This strain is severe because it doesn't work like the normal influenza strains, it attacks like the Spanish flu did, it attacks via cytokine storms, making your immune system overreact and killing healthy adults unlike the normal strains.
Yes but you area bit of a doomsday sayer as doctors and the WHO have gone on record that it is very treatable when caught early with existing anti-viral and proper rest.

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That might be me, I haven't been feeling that good since yesterday night. I haven't really told anyone until now and yet it's already on Google Maps, I guess Google really does invade your privacy doesn't it...

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