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Sudden Outbreak of H1N1 flu at Washington State University
emaxhealth.com ^ | 9/7/09 | Kathleen Blanchard RN

Posted on 09/07/2009 10:50:49 AM PDT by Sleeping Freeper

Reports of a sudden and huge outbreak of H1N1 swine flu at Washington State University is reported by the college. According to health care personnel at the college, “it’s real”. H1N1 flu is believed to have affected 2000 students at Washington State University.

According to the CDC, H1N1 flu is not as severe as regular flu, but uncertainties remain about the potential for complications. H1N1 flu symptoms include fever, generalized aches and pains, fatigue, and respiratory symptoms including sore throat that can become severe in younger individuals, as seen historically.

The new outbreak at Washington State University is believed to have started August 21, during sorority and fraternity rush week. The sudden outbreak is an indication of how infectious H1N1 flu has become. So far, the cases reported have been mild.

Students with fever are urged to stay out of classes. Treatments for H1N1 is rest, fluids, and take fever reducing medications, as advised by Washington State University student health services. Students with families nearby should consider returning home until fever subsides for twenty-four hours.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: flu; h1n1; highereducation; influenza; outbreak; swineflu; wsu
Heard this on Fox News but didn't see a post....
1 posted on 09/07/2009 10:50:49 AM PDT by Sleeping Freeper
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Awww, someone didn’t ‘wash their hands’...And America isn’t going to panic...


2 posted on 09/07/2009 11:20:41 AM PDT by Freddd (Government run health care=paying more and being denied what we already have.)
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To: sionnsar

ping


3 posted on 09/07/2009 11:25:58 AM PDT by Robwin
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To: Sleeping Freeper
I work at a campus nearby. They were reporting a half-dozen cases just before I took off on vacation. Something similar happens frequently when they all come back from a summer all over the country.

It probably isn't a Masque of the Red Death scenario; they're not exactly dropping dead on the streets although that might help the parking situation a little.

4 posted on 09/07/2009 11:32:20 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Sleeping Freeper

...one more excuse the WH has to force a rushed vaccine on the population..


5 posted on 09/07/2009 11:33:27 AM PDT by eak3
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To: Sleeping Freeper

is it strange to anyone that this seems to pop up at colleges most often?


6 posted on 09/07/2009 11:34:48 AM PDT by lonster
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To: Sleeping Freeper
While this flu still appears to be fairly mild, it also appears to have taken a more infectious turn.

If it morphs again to something more virulent, it could wreak havoc.

7 posted on 09/07/2009 11:37:42 AM PDT by Mariner
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To: Sleeping Freeper

they’ll make one of these viruses sooner or later that will FORCE us to get the shot.

If this isn’t the one, it’s coming.


8 posted on 09/07/2009 11:41:44 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds .)
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To: lonster

No. 300 students in a lecture theatre. A cough spreads like crazy.

Every university I’ve been to everyone comes down with something in September, usually just a 2-week cough.


9 posted on 09/07/2009 11:43:00 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds .)
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To: WeatherGuy; CBF; x_plus_one; Libertina; sportutegrl; kayti; narses; Avid Coug; RedinaBlue; ...
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10 posted on 09/07/2009 11:43:36 AM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: lonster
is it strange to anyone that this seems to pop up at colleges most often?

Nope. Dorms, huge dining halls, and any number of mandatory large gatherings for orientation. Makes sense to me.

11 posted on 09/07/2009 12:09:24 PM PDT by Dianna
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To: lonster
is it strange to anyone that this seems to pop up at colleges most often?

Not at all. I worked at Drexel University for 8 years, and every year at this time the flu was rampant as the students returned. Quite routine.

12 posted on 09/07/2009 12:11:33 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Sleeping Freeper

How can they tell that pit of so called education is already full of liberal pukes !


13 posted on 09/07/2009 12:37:07 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Binge drinking, casual sex, drugs, partying etc etc lowers the immune system.


14 posted on 09/07/2009 12:52:38 PM PDT by Frantzie (Lou Dobbs & Glenn Beck- American Heroes! Bill O'Reilly = Liar)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Crisis on cue

Throw fiat money on it


15 posted on 09/07/2009 1:04:50 PM PDT by Flavius
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To: Freddd
Awww, someone didn’t ‘wash their hands’...

Reminds me of the MRSA outbreaks here in PA colleges a couple years ago. The kids don't take the hand washing all that seriously - I know, shocker. Need more Germ-X...

16 posted on 09/07/2009 1:12:28 PM PDT by fortunecookie (Please pray for Anna, age 7, who waits for a new kidney.)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

I bet their jumping with joy in the WH. YEEESSSS.... we have our crisis.


17 posted on 09/07/2009 2:01:58 PM PDT by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

As the day becomes shorter, we are again reminded that Old Man Winter would soon be with us with some nasty presents. In critical care setting, the impact of swine flu (H1N1) on the volume of acute respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilation would be staggering. H1N1 virus triggers “cytokine storm” a condition where the immune system runs wild causing severe destruction of lung tissues. The rapid accumulation of fluid in the lungs and the eventual destruction of alveoli means that the lungs can no longer fill properly with air. Lungs become stiff and without air entering the lung properly, the amount of oxygen in the blood drops. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) is the most serious response to acute lung injury. ARDS is not a specific disease. It is a response to acute injury of the lungs.

Dr Sherif Zaki, chief of infectious disease pathology at he US Centers for Disease Control says that a third of the fatal cases his team has reviewed involved co-infection with a bacterium, though the culprit varies. Among the culprits are Staphylococcus aureus, group A Streptococcus and Streptococcus pneumonia- all can be isolated from oral secretions of a relatively healthy individual.

In critical care setting, one way to prevent the progression of this disease is to follow strict oral care hygiene using chlorhexidine , a potent disinfectant, every 4 hours. This kills much of the bacteria in the mouth that can be potentially hazardous in patients with compromised immune system. Another way is to keep the head of the bed elevated at minimum of 30 degrees at all times to prevent aspiration of infected oral secretions and stomach contents.


18 posted on 09/07/2009 2:21:30 PM PDT by VERA-EZ
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To: Sleeping Freeper
"Not all students were tested for H1N1 swine flu. Dennis Garcia MD says after the first students at Washington State University tested positive for H1N1 swine flu, they assumed other students had swine flu, which is highly contagious, and has seemed to replace seasonal flu this year."

Sounds like a normal year. Every year there is a different type of flu. Every year kids get sick. They test some and assume the rest are the same. Treat the symptoms and stay home until you are well. Wash your hands and avoid sick people. It's a non-story unless you have an agenda.

19 posted on 09/07/2009 2:22:46 PM PDT by esarlls3
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To: Freddd

Can’t help but wonder how it could happen so fast to so many. I don’t trust any of these reports.


20 posted on 09/07/2009 6:57:37 PM PDT by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL!)
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To: eak3
...one more excuse the WH has to force a rushed vaccine on the population..

While I'm not against vaccines per se, all this hype strikes me, sadly, as teaching us to cooperate without question. these are all practice runs for something, ya know? (pushing my tinfoil hat firmly down around my ears).

21 posted on 09/14/2009 4:32:43 PM PDT by Terriergal ("I am ashamed that women are so simple To offer war where they should kneel for peace," Shakespeare)
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To: lonster
is it strange to anyone that this seems to pop up at colleges most often?

Nope, what other said about the large meeting halls but also the tendency of people to (ahem) become intimate with other people in the first few weeks away from home.

22 posted on 09/14/2009 4:34:14 PM PDT by Terriergal ("I am ashamed that women are so simple To offer war where they should kneel for peace," Shakespeare)
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To: Frantzie

And those who actually study and work hard and pull all nighters lower their immune system too!


23 posted on 09/14/2009 4:35:30 PM PDT by Terriergal ("I am ashamed that women are so simple To offer war where they should kneel for peace," Shakespeare)
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