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.
“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.
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
Too much sensationalism in the reporting and not enough background facts...........
They were ages 25-45.
Boy are those folks going to regret selecting that particular bunch of judges.
Dickinson Co is Abilene.
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.
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.
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.
Actually spelled “cytokine”.
The over reaction was so strong in some that the immune system continued to attack their body days after they died!
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......
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.
A childhood ditty from 1918...
I had a little bird.
It’s name was Enza.
I opened up the window.
And in flew Enza.
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.........
Rest in Peace
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.
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.
I touched a shopping cart this morning, is it too late for me?
Knew there was a Napolitano angle in there somewhere. We're plottin' to wipe out Mexicans, in such a fevered imagination.
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.
Excellent advice. Whatever happened to phisohex?
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”.
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.
I am keeping an eye on it as usual.
if we don’t see you in a few days we’ll know :-)