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rustyme

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PIG FLU Outbreak
« on: April 25, 2009, 12:39:42 pm »
http://www.who.int/csr/don/2009_04_24/en/index.html

the above link is for the World Health Organization's site. It tells of an outbreak of pig flu in Mexico. On the news just now 12.30 Sat 25th, they said so far 68 people have died of it , and they have closed schools and large public buildings and events. People are advised to wear masks and avoid all contact with others. It has already spread further north . The W.H.O. seem very worried about this becoming a pandemic , so it may be best if people with pigs take care of who enters their property . In this world of instant travel you can't be sure where anybody was yesterday !!!!! This isn't intended to scare anybody ... just to inform, so all can take the correct steps , ie stock up on disinfectant etc...

cheers

Russ

pegusus pig

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Re: PIG FLU Outbreak
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2009, 01:45:54 pm »
Thank for that rusty, bit scary that it can be pasted from human to human not just pigs, especially as you say with the travel people do. Same with the blue tongue i heard about it long before it came over here, had major discussions with the neighbours about it coming over to Britain they never thought it would cross the channel, i was worrying about nothing! It did!! :-\ :-\
 Have you heard anything of this African horse sickness, last i heard it had made it to Spain, not heard anything since.

sausagesandcash

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Re: PIG FLU Outbreak
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2009, 02:02:42 pm »
Jesus, I get chickens...then along comes brid flu. Then I get pigs ........and along comes pig flu. If anyone would like the threat of a global pandemic started by a specific breed of animal...just let me know...i'll buy them and they'll surely get some sort of damn flu!!
Morgan

rustyme

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Re: PIG FLU Outbreak
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2009, 02:17:55 pm »
yep Spain was the last I heard of AHS, that is another nasty one . The thing with the pig flu that really made me sit up and listen was the fact that I was talking to someone only last weekend who had just flown back from a holiday in the USA . They had flown back from New York, and while out there they had flown down and visited Mexico and Texas !!!!! and where they were staying in NY there were many mexicans working in the hotels and the food trade !!!! So that just goes to show how even somewhere as out of the way as where I am, can end up involved in something from the other side of the pond . Chances are all will be fine , but it makes you wonder???? On top of that Thursday onwards I went down with what I thought was a late cold , but feels more like a touch of flu .....shakes, shivers, slight temp etc.... You never can tell what you have or where you got it these days , fingers crossed though ...lol . No, I am not worried in the least ... but it does make you THINK  "what if " ?????
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8016909.stm
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/25/nyregion/25sick.html?_r=1&partner=MOREOVERNEWS&ei=5040


cheers

Russ

rustyme

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Re: PIG FLU Outbreak
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2009, 02:22:44 pm »
hey Morgan ,
             why don't you try keeping politicians ???? wouldn't that solve the worlds problems in one fowl (hehehe) swoop !!! What would it be called ?? Politician Pox, sounds about right ....... ::)

cheers


Russ

Hilarysmum

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Re: PIG FLU Outbreak
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2009, 02:39:09 pm »
From what I heard on the farming programme it appears to be a mutation with pig, chicken and I think human dna in it.  (How the heck they can find dna in a virus too small to appear to the naked eye is beyond me). 

shetlandpaul

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Re: PIG FLU Outbreak
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2009, 02:48:24 pm »
DNA was a virus once. if my biology is up to date which its not you only get RNA in virus they splice themselves into the DNA of the host and repreduce. So the virus thats been through a human will have traces of the last carrier in it. same with Aids you can test to see if the two people have the same type. the more differences the further away was the contact.

Hilarysmum

  • Joined Oct 2007
Re: PIG FLU Outbreak
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2009, 07:38:39 pm »
Thats fascinating.  When I did biology DNA hadnt even been invented.

rustyme

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Re: PIG FLU Outbreak
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2009, 08:41:37 pm »
http://www.pighealth.com/influenza.htm
http://cdc.gov/

the above are just a couple more links related to swine flu...

cheers

Russ

sausagesandcash

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Re: PIG FLU Outbreak
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2009, 12:35:57 am »
Rustyme, Politician Pox already exists, and according to the world health organisation, it has reached epedemic proportions worldwide...there are many symptoms, the most obvious being, what should come from the rear end spews forth from the mouth. Those contaminated with Politician Pox also have a fondness for kissing babies, and shaking hands furiously. Be wary, as those with the disease are often taking money from your pocket with their free hand. Old school medical thinking felt that the best way to control the disease was to ferry the infected around in fast luxury cars to prevent them coming into contact with ordinary mortals (sometimes it is even necessary to whisk them through traffic under police escort for fear of cross contamination)  ;D

rustyme

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Re: PIG FLU Outbreak
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2009, 01:09:37 pm »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D yes, many a true word spoken in jest !!! ::) one good thing if you keep politicians is you can at least claim for two lots of housing each !!!! 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/newsnight/susanwatts/2009/04/experts_concerned_about_potent.html

the latest news is that the number of dead has gone upto 81 in Mexico now. As far as I can make out, only 20 are confirmed swine flu deaths so far. With lots of luck it will all fade out over the next week or so . However, it now seems that this has been building with little being done for a few weeks now. It is a very hard thing to do though , speak to soon and you are panicking the population, leave it too late and you are burying them !!!!  The steps taken from now on will help to stop it spreading any further ....but how many people have traveled the world, in the last few weeks, after visiting Mexico ? I know I spoke to one , and they had just left a shop with another 10 people in ,and there were two delivery vans there, so the drivers were then going on to more shops all over the place, and the day before they had been in Tesco's in Carmarthen...so at least a couple of hundred possible contacts there....and then they all go home and that number multiplies by 3 , 4 or 5 times . Then they go to work or school or uni ......and then of course back to the supermarket again ....you can see how easy it is to spread from one or two , to thousands in just a day or two. All that could have happened before we even heard about it !!!!  Anyway , my symptoms seem to have cleared up now , I hate getting flu of any kind , as I had Hong Kong flu  in '68 . I was really bad with it too . To ill to move to hospital at the time. I seem to get a version of asian flu every few years since then , so I must be susceptable to it ....I haven't had it for some time now soooooo ::)   

cheers

Russ

sausagesandcash

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Re: PIG FLU Outbreak
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2009, 01:18:00 pm »
God Rustyme, You're living proof that you just can't kill a bad thing!!!  ;D ;D

If it keeps spreading i'm getting a rocking chair....i'm gonna sit on the porch rocking back and forth with my shotgun in my lap!!  ;D

It reminds me a little of the mad cow outbreak..."Two cows were standing in a field, one turns to the other and says, 'Jeez, I'm really worried about this whole mad cow thing', the other cow just laughs and says, 'I don't give a crap, i'm a chicken'  ..... as Bazil Brush said 'boom, boom!'

rustyme

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Re: PIG FLU Outbreak
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2009, 01:37:52 pm »
lol... yeah .. just waiting for ebola or haemorrhagic fever  to do the rounds now.....when I was a kid of 4 or 5 I lived with my nan and grandad for weeks on end sometimes , well he had had TB  for years . When I had my bcg it gave the wrong response and I was taken off to hospital . Lots of x-rays and the discovery of a very large shadow on my lungs I spent the next 10 years going for 6 monthly tests and x-rays with no decision as to what it was ?  Every time I have had an accident and need an x-ray , the doctors all do the same thing ...stand there looking at the shadow...lol along with looking in amazement at all the broken bones....I think I should change my name to Captain Scarlet ... ::) ::) ::) mind you .. those mysterons are everywhere these days ....

cheers

Russ

MiriMaran

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Re: PIG FLU Outbreak
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2009, 07:12:28 pm »
I feel a bit the same sausagesandcash - I got chickens and then along came Bird Flu and the day I collect my first ever pigs I switch on the news to discover Swine Fever in Mexico.

Do you fancy going into business together intensively farming politicians?  What would their 5 Freedoms be I wonder?

sausagesandcash

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Re: PIG FLU Outbreak
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2009, 07:25:15 pm »
I really don't think anyone would be bothered too much about their welfare or treatment!! At least if we farmed them we could limit their excrement to a confined space. We could start by trapping them at airports as they get off planes (from a junket abroad)...if anyone asked what was going on we could just say 'politician flew', through our face masks!!  ;D Oh the pleasant thoughts

 

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