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New U.S. swine flu cases spread pandemic fears (2 in KS, 8 in NYC)
MSLSD ^ | 4/25/09

Posted on 04/25/2009 3:00:31 PM PDT by Crazieman

As Mexico hunkers down, 2 cases found in Kansas and 8 likely in NYC

Worries that the new swine flu strain that has killed as many as 68 people and sickened more than 1,000 across Mexico has “pandemic potential” increased with the announcement that the virus has spread to Kansas and likely to New York City.

On Saturday, two new cases were confirmed in Kansas — the first U.S. cases outside of California or Texas. And New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Frieden said tests showed that eight New York schoolchildren had a type A influenza virus that was "probable" swine flu.

Samples have been sent to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for further testing to see if they are indeed the unusual H1N1 strain of swine flu. The students showed only mild flu symptoms and are feeling better.

"What is concerning about this is that it is likely swine flu and second that it is spreading person to person," Frieden said. He added, "We have seen no increase citywide in flu-like cases."

About 100 students at a school in the New York City borough of Queens became sick last week, prompting the tests.

The Kansas cases involved two adults living in the same house; one is still ill and the other is recovering. One of the patients recently traveled to Mexico, flying in and out of Wichita.

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Kansas; US: New York
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhocdc; cdc; epidemic; flu; influenza; kansas; ks; mexico; newyork; newyorkcity; ny; nyc; obama; outbreak; pandemic; swine; swineflu
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Crap, I live in Kansas
1 posted on 04/25/2009 3:00:31 PM PDT by Crazieman
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To: Crazieman

Toto, I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore.


2 posted on 04/25/2009 3:01:49 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (What's Black and White and Red all over?)
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To: Crazieman

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2237772/posts?page=4#4

ON THE INTERNET:

KANSAS HEALTH DEPARTMENT

http://www.kdheks.gov/

4 posted on April 25, 2009 1:56:16 PM PDT by Cindy


3 posted on 04/25/2009 3:08:34 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Crazieman
Boy, this disease has everyone in the media in a frenzy.

It makes you think how much the banks are stealing from us right at this moment.

Oh wait . . .

4 posted on 04/25/2009 3:08:45 PM PDT by spald
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To: Crazieman; All

Part one of documentary on Swine Flu of 1918 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmYQSxtFLEg&feature=PlayList&p=70BECFB0841F5997


5 posted on 04/25/2009 3:10:23 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: spald

Exactly, my FRiend.

Never let a crisis go by without exploiting it as an opportunity to further the nefarious agenda.


6 posted on 04/25/2009 3:10:24 PM PDT by Canedawg (Support and defend the Constitution, and fight back against the Idiocracy.)
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To: Crazieman

Someone, somewhere along the line, laid down with swine.


7 posted on 04/25/2009 3:11:14 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Worse than we could have imagined.)
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To: Crazieman

Has anyone said this is caused by global warming yet? If not, it will come soon. Either that or it’s caused by lack of gun control.


8 posted on 04/25/2009 3:13:19 PM PDT by randita
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To: Crazieman
The O'bama Junta meets the Mexican Junta to discuss Swine Flu problems.. implying that either really care for the vast unwashed masses in their territories..

They don't..

9 posted on 04/25/2009 3:15:16 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: hosepipe

Obama doesn’t like Mexico or its conservative president. The Mexican president actually does care about the people in his country, but Bambi sure doesn’t care about us.


10 posted on 04/25/2009 3:17:34 PM PDT by livius
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To: Crazieman

Where are the Kansas cases located? I read that they flew in and out of ICT, but is there any info on where these sick people live?


11 posted on 04/25/2009 3:20:59 PM PDT by Concho (01-20-2009--The beginning of an ERROR)
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To: spald

You’re right. Another diversion from the truth.


12 posted on 04/25/2009 3:22:24 PM PDT by hkp123
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

Drudge is reporting that while Obama was in Mexico, he was greeted by a man who died the next day from flu like symptoms. Oh my!


13 posted on 04/25/2009 3:26:25 PM PDT by cblue55 (Journalism is dead.)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

Drudge is reporting that while Obama was in Mexico, he was greeted by a man who died (correction) several days later from flu like symptoms. Oh my!


14 posted on 04/25/2009 3:27:47 PM PDT by cblue55 (Journalism is dead.)
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To: Concho

Dickinson County, east of Saline County.

No city that I could find.


15 posted on 04/25/2009 3:29:18 PM PDT by Crazieman (Feb 7, 2008 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1966675/posts?page=28#28)
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To: Crazieman

I find it interesting that Calderon issued a state of emergency which gives him many powers. I would imagine President Obama could do this too, right? Hmmmm. We are living in some very interesting times.


16 posted on 04/25/2009 3:31:22 PM PDT by Ray'sBeth
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To: Crazieman
Well, if it's made it's way to NYC from Mexico, it's safe to say--it's everywhere.

But, it's also safe to say...it's been everywhere for a while now.

17 posted on 04/25/2009 3:32:06 PM PDT by riri
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To: Crazieman

Let Obama that shook hands with the curator at that museum in Mexico spread it quickly in DC. And then blame it on Bush.


18 posted on 04/25/2009 3:33:36 PM PDT by hkp123
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To: Crazieman

Yeah, let’s keep those borders open. No need to require medical exams like they did at Ellis Island a hundred years ago. That would be “racist”. This country has had it. The barbarians are no longer at the gate, they’ve broken through the gate.


19 posted on 04/25/2009 3:34:41 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Crazieman
They flu season is coming to an end. Hope this helps.

Double up on your vitamin D. It really works for me.

20 posted on 04/25/2009 3:35:02 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: spald

“Boy, this disease has everyone in the media in a frenzy.

It makes you think how much the banks are stealing from us right at this moment.

Oh wait . . . “

Somethings are actually for real, and not a government conspiracy to divert our attention.
People better pay attention to this one. Not panic; but pay attention. A lot of knowledgeable people seem pretty sobered by this.
Human history is full of disease outbreaks that kill large numbers of people.
It will happen again. This may be it, or we may have forgotten about it in 2 weeks.


21 posted on 04/25/2009 3:40:44 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I agree with Rick..)
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To: randita

it’s all janets napolitanos fault for letting the illegals come and go as they please i bet she is blaming canada right now for this problem, and telling her dhs faithful nitwits to watch out for those right wingers and ex military nut jobs and don’t forget those gun runners either


22 posted on 04/25/2009 3:44:38 PM PDT by kwill4u
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To: Crazieman
Much to do about nothing.........I'd prefer to hear the facts on the folks who did die from this flu. Were they old? Were they infirm? Were they susceptible to such a virus? were their immune systems weakened for some reason?

Too much sensationalism in the reporting and not enough background facts...........

23 posted on 04/25/2009 3:45:48 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This country isn't going to hell in a handbasket, it's riding shotgun on an Indy car....)
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To: Hot Tabasco

They were ages 25-45.


24 posted on 04/25/2009 3:46:52 PM PDT by Crazieman (Feb 7, 2008 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1966675/posts?page=28#28)
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To: cblue55
Drudge is reporting that while Obama was in Mexico, he was greeted by a man who died (correction) several days later from flu like symptoms. Oh my!

It's possible Obama was infected. He may have to run the country wearing a space suit or else become The President in the Plastic Bubble
25 posted on 04/25/2009 3:50:30 PM PDT by Krankor (iT EMINDS ME)
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To: luvbach1
I'm just going to guess it was some fellow in Iowa who will be in there applying for a marriage license under the new rules come this Monday morning.

Boy are those folks going to regret selecting that particular bunch of judges.

26 posted on 04/25/2009 3:56:20 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Crazieman
Could this be Zero's Reichstag Fire? With civil liberties suspended, the government instituted mass arrests of Communists, including all of the Communist parliamentary delegates. With them gone, and their seats empty, the Nazis went from being a plurality party to the majority; subsequent elections confirmed this position and thus allowed Hitler to consolidate his power.

Yes, I know Zero doesn't need to consolidate his power, but he does need to pound the silver steak through the heart of what is left of the GOP and especially he needs to knock out conservatism.
27 posted on 04/25/2009 4:04:42 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barack Hussein 0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Crazieman

Dickinson Co is Abilene.


28 posted on 04/25/2009 4:06:53 PM PDT by Concho (01-20-2009--The beginning of an ERROR)
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To: Crazieman
They were ages 25-45.

Are you referring to the deaths in Mexico? If so, I am very sceptical about the reporting.......... Nevertheless, medical facilities are much better here in the U.S. so I am confident that this is yet another overblown "non crisis" that the MSM is desperately trying to pass on as critical in order to create news.

I might be wrong, only time will tell.........

I'm not changing my lifestyle one bit.

29 posted on 04/25/2009 4:10:17 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This country isn't going to hell in a handbasket, it's riding shotgun on an Indy car....)
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To: Hot Tabasco

From another post regarding the age thing-

The disease is respiratory, and has one strong similarity to the 1918 Spanish Flu: “The majority were young adults between 25 and 45 years old,” said one official under the condition of anonymity. Since, young and healthy people with strong immune systems are the most likely to succumb, this might indicate that the biggest killer is a cytokene storm—a collapse caused by the human immune system’s over-reaction to a pathogen.


30 posted on 04/25/2009 4:12:21 PM PDT by John W
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To: Hot Tabasco

If you push a shopping cart, pump your own gas, or open doors in public buildings by grabbing the handle, I hope your lifestyle includes washing your hands with GermX frequently.


31 posted on 04/25/2009 4:12:59 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: John W

Actually spelled “cytokine”.


32 posted on 04/25/2009 4:15:06 PM PDT by John W
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To: John W

The over reaction was so strong in some that the immune system continued to attack their body days after they died!


33 posted on 04/25/2009 4:15:55 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: Crazieman

I remember the pandemic panic over bird flu and now pandemic panic over swine flu.....

At this point I am not going to get my underwear in a bunch over yet another nature flu.

I don’t mean to sound so flippant but what can we do? I guess vaccines are a good idea but they may not work....so wash hands eat your veggies and pray for the ill and families of those lost......


34 posted on 04/25/2009 4:16:59 PM PDT by Kimmers (Be the kind of person when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says, Oh crap, she's awake)
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To: Kimmers
remember the pandemic panic over bird flu and now pandemic panic over swine flu.....

Yeah, same here. I am out of chicken little strikes with my husband too.

Pretty sure he'll divorce me if I go on another pandemic scare.

35 posted on 04/25/2009 4:19:10 PM PDT by riri
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To: Crazieman
The MSM is going crazy with this story. They already have whole populations sick or dead. Questions are being asked about bio=attack from Middle East, or some right wing extremist group in the US. Personally I think Soros paid for the research and virus was delivered by MoveOn.org agents assigned to the White House. It won't take long for “O” to ride to the rescue with more taxpayers dollars to save the world from itself. Previous statement is satire.
36 posted on 04/25/2009 4:23:04 PM PDT by reader25
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To: Crazieman

A childhood ditty from 1918...

I had a little bird.
It’s name was Enza.
I opened up the window.
And in flew Enza.

(in-flu-enza)


37 posted on 04/25/2009 4:24:15 PM PDT by Bobalu (McCain has been proven to be the rino flop I always thought he was.)
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To: MHGinTN
If you push a shopping cart, pump your own gas, or open doors in public buildings by grabbing the handle, I hope your lifestyle includes washing your hands with GermX frequently.

Freepmail me your address and I'll send you a month supply of masks and surgical gloves..............LOL!

Oh, as an added precaution, call your boss and ask for an indefinite leave of absence under the emergency leave act. I'll vouch for your absence. I'll even give you a call when the "all clear" siren sounds.........

38 posted on 04/25/2009 4:33:32 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This country isn't going to hell in a handbasket, it's riding shotgun on an Indy car....)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Rest in Peace


39 posted on 04/25/2009 4:34:52 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: MHGinTN
Rest in Peace

Thank you........LOL!

40 posted on 04/25/2009 4:36:22 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This country isn't going to hell in a handbasket, it's riding shotgun on an Indy car....)
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To: MHGinTN

A word of caution about GermX. It is good stuff, and will definitely keep you healthier. Make sure you wash with soap and water too. The GermX kills the bacteria, but it stays on your hands, making a wonderful mean for fungi, which feed on dead bacteria. GermX is great for times when you can’t get to a bathroom to wash your hands. (like shopping etc) Better to use soap and water when you are able.


41 posted on 04/25/2009 4:51:13 PM PDT by ga medic
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To: MHGinTN

you can keep antibacterial wipes in the car to use on your hands, shopping cart handles, etc, until you get home to wash your hands more thoroughly.


42 posted on 04/25/2009 4:54:37 PM PDT by Canticle_of_Deborah (The government turns every contingency into an excuse for enhancing power in itself. - John Adams)
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To: Canticle_of_Deborah

I touched a shopping cart this morning, is it too late for me?


43 posted on 04/25/2009 4:55:54 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: reader25
Questions are being asked about bio=attack from Middle East, or some right wing extremist group in the US.

Knew there was a Napolitano angle in there somewhere. We're plottin' to wipe out Mexicans, in such a fevered imagination.

44 posted on 04/25/2009 4:57:25 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Canticle_of_Deborah

I have a bottle of GermX in the pocket in my driver’s door and two at home. For men who don’t want to smell ‘girlie’, you can add a tablespoon of Old Spice after shave to a regular bottle of GermX and have Old Spice cleanser.


45 posted on 04/25/2009 5:05:41 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: ga medic

Excellent advice. Whatever happened to phisohex?


46 posted on 04/25/2009 5:06:45 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Your attempt at calm, reasoned guidance is commendable.

There are very brave women and men putting themselves in harm’s way today - in order that this too may pass.

Health care workers are largely trusting in their training tonight. This is a very bad bug (almost unique) and to say that the issue is uncertain is to grossly understate the situation we find ourselves in tonight.

Pray that those who laugh, as the adults struggle to define, detect and destroy this enemy of healthy young adults, get the last laugh. And not that we here in the war against disease get to say “I told you so”.

Stay Strong
MA


47 posted on 04/25/2009 5:08:05 PM PDT by Mother Abigail
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To: Hot Tabasco

Mexican health facilities are not as good as in America. Mexico is one of the largest economies in the world, but it is in control of a few blue blooded elites who ruled since the first Spaniards set foot. They are the real rulers of Mexico, not the president or politicans.


48 posted on 04/25/2009 5:09:10 PM PDT by Ptarmigan (God Hates Bunnies. God Loves Ptarmigans)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

I am keeping an eye on it as usual.


49 posted on 04/25/2009 5:11:35 PM PDT by Ptarmigan (God Hates Bunnies. God Loves Ptarmigans)
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To: Revolting cat!

if we don’t see you in a few days we’ll know :-)


50 posted on 04/25/2009 5:16:12 PM PDT by Canticle_of_Deborah (The government turns every contingency into an excuse for enhancing power in itself. - John Adams)
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