Swine Flu

Discussion in 'Other Discussions' started by Bjarki, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. Bjarki

    Bjarki Registered Member

    The next big scare or are we all doomed?

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    Last edited: Apr 24, 2009

  2. Nibbles

    Nibbles meep

    If the flu strain mutates to infect human to human contact without a pig in sight, then Mexico should consider closing its airports as one infected person can pass the strain to hundreds in the US.
     
  3. Chaos

    Chaos Epic Gamer V.I.P. Lifetime

    Hardly surprising, really. Pigs are one of the closest/similar animals to Humanity. It's why pig hearts have sometimes been used as heart transplants. :dunno:
     
  4. Bjarki

    Bjarki Registered Member

    It's a little late for that :shifteyes:


    Suspected cases have been found in Queens as well..
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/25/nyregion/25sick.html?hp


    Though, it's uncertain whether we're talking about the same kind of flu here.. would mean it's spreading really fast if these are cases of swine flu as well.
     
  5. MenInTights

    MenInTights not a plastic bag

    I wonder if its Bio-Terror against the United States. Normally, I would not even consider such things, but:
    1. The outbreak occurred while Obama was in Mexico City
    2. One of the people Obama met with died shortly after meeting him
    3. Its a very odd combination that has flu strands from different parts of the World(avian flu, human flu Type A, human flu Type B, Asian swine flu, and European swine flu.)
    4. It occurred during non-flu season

    I don't know, just saying there are some odd cicumstances.
     
  6. Bjarki

    Bjarki Registered Member

  7. Impact

    Impact Registered Member V.I.P. Lifetime

    I think it's only suspected cases in New Zealand, and they haven't confirmed it yet. At least that's what the news said.
     
  8. Merc

    Merc Certified Shitlord V.I.P. Lifetime

    SARS, avian flu . .

    It's just another proposed "epidemic". I'm not scared until it's causing more damage.
     
  9. PretzelCorps

    PretzelCorps Registered Member

    I agree; though, it is good to know that officials take each instance seriously.
     
  10. Merc

    Merc Certified Shitlord V.I.P. Lifetime

    Indeed it is. I just hate how we're so apt to call things epidemics so quickly. It shows how skittish we really are.
     

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