Skip to comments.New U.S. swine flu cases spread pandemic fears (2 in KS, 8 in NYC)
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.
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Toto, I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore.
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4 posted on April 25, 2009 1:56:16 PM PDT by Cindy
It makes you think how much the banks are stealing from us right at this moment.
Oh wait . . .
Part one of documentary on Swine Flu of 1918 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmYQSxtFLEg&feature=PlayList&p=70BECFB0841F5997
Exactly, my FRiend.
Never let a crisis go by without exploiting it as an opportunity to further the nefarious agenda.
Someone, somewhere along the line, laid down with swine.
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.
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.
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?
You’re right. Another diversion from the truth.
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!
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!
Dickinson County, east of Saline County.
No city that I could find.
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.
But, it's also safe to say...it's been everywhere for a while now.
Let Obama that shook hands with the curator at that museum in Mexico spread it quickly in DC. And then blame it on Bush.
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.
Double up on your vitamin D. It really works for me.
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