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Probable Swine Flu in North Alabama
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Posted on 04/29/2009 7:34:16 PM PDT by rlbedfor

Two probable swine flu cases in North Alabama


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Alabama
KEYWORDS: flu; influenza; outbreak; swineflu; swineflue
Bummer
1 posted on 04/29/2009 7:34:16 PM PDT by rlbedfor
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To: rlbedfor
A Litany in Time of Plague Adieu, farewell, earth’s bliss; This world uncertain is; Fond are life’s lustful joys; Death proves them all but toys; None from his darts can fly; I am sick, I must die. Lord, have mercy on us! Rich men, trust not in wealth, Gold cannot buy you health; Physic himself must fade. All things to end are made, The plague full swift goes by; I am sick, I must die. Lord, have mercy on us! Beauty is but a flower Which wrinkles will devour; Brightness falls from the air; Queens have died young and fair; Dust hath closed Helen’s eye. I am sick, I must die. Lord, have mercy on us! Strength stoops unto the grave, Worms feed on Hector brave; Swords may not fight with fate, Earth still holds open her gate. “Come, come!” the bells do cry. I am sick, I must die. Lord, have mercy on us! Wit with his wantonness Tasteth death’s bitterness; Hell’s executioner Hath no ears for to hear What vain art can reply. I am sick, I must die. Lord, have mercy on us! Haste, therefore, each degree, To welcome destiny; Heaven is our heritage, Earth but a player’s stage; Mount we unto the sky. I am sick, I must die. Lord, have mercy on us! —Thomas Nashe (1567-1601)
2 posted on 04/29/2009 7:36:33 PM PDT by desertsolitaire (M.O.O.N. that spells SCARY.)
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To: desertsolitaire

Health officer: Ala. has probable swine flu cases

Associated Press - April 29, 2009 8:34 PM ET

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - State Health Officer Don Williamson says two probable cases of swine flu have been reported in students at a Madison County elementary school.

Williamson said Wednesday night the cases were reported in two students at Heritage Elementary School in Madison County. Williamson said there was no indication that the children had traveled recently to Mexico.

Williamson said other children at the school were also showing symptoms of respiratory illness and said health officials were recommending that the school be closed for at least seven days.

Earlier Wednesday, Williamson said the first eight samples tested by the Alabama Department of Public Health were not positive for swine flu.

Samples that are suspected to be swine flu are being sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for final confirmation.


3 posted on 04/29/2009 7:37:33 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: rlbedfor
It's not the "swine" flu.

It is the H1N1 flu.

Named after Henry Waxman and Nancy Pelosi.


4 posted on 04/29/2009 7:37:47 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (Somebody stole my tagline)
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To: rlbedfor

Lot of Mexicans (legal and illegal) in the rural towns in North Alabama working chicken farms and processing factories etc.


5 posted on 04/29/2009 7:38:09 PM PDT by FReepaholic
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To: rlbedfor; Pete; DvdMom
This is a table of first reports by state. Second column updated to reflect status, but not numbers.
Alabama 2 probable
Arizona confirmed
California confirmed
Connecticut 2 probable
Delaware 4 possible
Florida (Orlando / Disney 1 possible
Hawaii possible cases
Idaho out of 9 possible 3 were negative
Illinois 1 probable (school closed)
Indiana 1
Iowa possible
Kansas confirmed
Louisiana suspected case
Maine confirmed
Maryland probable
Massachusetts 2 confirmed
Michigan confirmed
Minnesota first probable case (2 school closings)
Nebraska probable
Nevada confirmed
New Jersey 5 possible
New York confirmed
North Carolina suspect cases
Oklahoma suspected case
Ohio confirmed
Pennsylvania probable
Rhode Island 1 probable
South Carolina 10 probable first story (2 probable)
South Dakota confirmed
Texas confirmed
Utah possible
Wisonsin probable

6 posted on 04/29/2009 7:39:01 PM PDT by tarpit
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To: tarpit
Here's a link with Govenor Bob Riley (R) and State Health Officer Don Williamson's 8:30 PM Press conference on the 2 cases:

Video on right side

7 posted on 04/29/2009 7:41:13 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: FReepaholic
I know. My parents and sister in law live up in that area. I live in Atlanta. Will be here very soon I suspect. I hear the anti virals work but need to be done early. Don't wait if you start getting sick beyond the current pollen hell.
8 posted on 04/29/2009 7:41:16 PM PDT by rlbedfor
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To: rlbedfor
The closing list for Madison County. Personally, I'm glad they acted swiftly.

First Baptist Child Dev. Ctr - Madison Closed til Monday
Gingerbread House Daycare, Huntsville Closed til Monday
Hampton Cove Christian Academy Closed til Monday
Heritage Elementary in Madison Closed for 7 school days
Hope Community Christian Daycare Closed til Monday
Huntsville Achievement School Closed til Monday
Huntsville City Schools Closed til Monday, activities canceled
Lincoln Co. United Methodist Dev. Ctr. Closed til Monday
Madison Academy Closed til Monday
Madison City Schools Closed til Monday, activities canceled
Madison County Schools Closed til Monday, activities canceled
Mayfair Child Development Center Closed til Monday
Primrose Schools All Madison Co. closed til Monday
Slaughter Road Child Dev. Ctr. Closed til Monday
Susanna Wesley Early Education Closed til Monday
Whitesburg Christian Academy Closed til Monday

9 posted on 04/29/2009 7:41:29 PM PDT by .cnI redruM (Change is not always good, and Hope is not a plan.)
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To: .cnI redruM

It’s the Repuhlican Flu.

Chris Matthews just hasn’t thought of that yet.


10 posted on 04/29/2009 7:42:40 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Dog Gone
Mathews IS a swine. If they hadn't already ID’d case zero, I would harbor suspicions!
11 posted on 04/29/2009 7:45:24 PM PDT by .cnI redruM (Change is not always good, and Hope is not a plan.)
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To: P-Marlowe

“It is the H1N1 flu.”

H1N1 - that spells “Hinney”.

Hinney flu.


12 posted on 04/29/2009 7:50:17 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: .cnI redruM

He is case zero for whine flu. All in DC, poloslime flu DNA sequence in a Petree dish.


13 posted on 04/29/2009 7:53:46 PM PDT by rlbedfor
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To: P-Marlowe

Obama’s fault. He hates people in ‘Dixie’. Plain and simple. He’s gettin’ us back for all the wrongs in the world......and our depiction on Jerry Springer as being all ‘trailor trash’.......every gawd dern one of us. /s


14 posted on 04/29/2009 7:55:53 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama. Clear and Pres__ent Danger.)
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To: tarpit

It would be very interesting to see what the status would be sorted by State then County.

Here in New York State, more than 12 counties are now reporting suspected and/or confirmed outbreaks. 24 hours ago, I believe the only known/publicized cases were in NYC.


15 posted on 04/29/2009 7:57:51 PM PDT by Skywarner (The U.S. Armed Forces... Producers of FREEDOM for over 200 years!!)
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To: rlbedfor

He is case zero for whine flu. All in DC, poloslime flu DNA sequence in a Petree dish.
______________________________________________

Zero has an ACUTE case of ‘Potomac Fever’ (as do most of ‘career politicians’). The ONLY cure is term limits.....but that can pose great difficulty...as they have developed a resistance (immunity) to the American people.


16 posted on 04/29/2009 7:58:30 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama. Clear and Pres__ent Danger.)
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To: tarpit

1 confirmed in Nashville.


17 posted on 04/29/2009 8:01:15 PM PDT by Ingtar (Americans have truly let America down. A sad day.)
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To: rlbedfor

This is just too much.

We are two steps from Martial Law people.


18 posted on 04/29/2009 8:05:46 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: rlbedfor

http://www.opednews.com/populum/diarypage.php?did=13038

Don’t forget....Hershey outsourced their chocolate production to Mexico and even built a “Hershey Museum” down there.

Who’s been handling your candy?

[weren’t we supposed to be getting “country of origin” stickers on our food?]


19 posted on 04/29/2009 8:07:36 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.......)
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I did not know that Hershey outsourced the production of chocolate to Mexico.

Going to cancel our summer trip to Hershey Park and find another place to go. And no more 'kisses'.

20 posted on 04/29/2009 8:47:19 PM PDT by mickie
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To: tarpit

Oregon: 14 Being tested
http://www.kval.com/news/local/44027602.html

Kentucky is “evaluating potential cases” but that is probably one step before suspecting which is one step before probable which is one step before lab-confirmed.

http://healthalerts.ky.gov/currentAlerts/

Virginia: This is interesting and may explain why VA doesn’t have any cases confirmed yet. They are still waiting for testing kits and have to send all samples to CDC in Atlanta with a 48 hour wait after the CDC receives the sample.

http://hamptonroads.com/node/507471

Vermont

http://www.benningtonbanner.com/ci_12261073?source=most_viewed

New Hamshire: Voluntary quarantine waiting for test results

http://www.boston.com/news/local/new_hampshire/articles/2009/04/29/nh_residents_testing_themselves_for_swine_flu/


21 posted on 04/30/2009 6:57:10 AM PDT by Pete
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To: mickie

I found out about after I bought a bag of “Special Dark” chocolate baking chips.
[the only “candy” I ever eat]

I’ve bought them for years with no problems but the last bag I bought made me violently ill.

I couldn’t figure out why.

Somebody here on FR started a thread on the Hershey Mexico move and sure enough, the bag I’d just gotten was produced *after* the Mexico plant move.

God only knows what was in it but I -never- bought another Hershey product again.

Writing to their PA corporate headquarters got me nothing.
No apology, no explanation, no reply.

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/2009/02/13/20090213mexico-sweets0213.html

Here’s the “new museum” in Mexico City.

http://www.candysnob.com/archives/pictures/choco%20museum.png

“The Great American Chocolate Bar”.
Yeah.
Central America.


22 posted on 04/30/2009 7:26:05 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.......)
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To: tarpit

Hi Tarpit.

Did you create that chart or is there an external link for it?

If so, may I have it, please?

TIA,

Salamander


23 posted on 04/30/2009 7:29:20 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.......)
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