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MILLION HIT BY 'PLAGUE WORSE THAN SWINE FLU'....
http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/140492/Million-hit-by-plague-worse-than-swine-flu- ^ | November 15th, 2009

Posted on 11/16/2009 11:51:59 AM PST by TaraP

A DEADLY plague could sweep across Europe, doctors fear, after an outbreak of a virus in Ukraine plunged the country and its neighbours into a state of panic.

A cocktail of three flu viruses are reported to have mutated into a single pneumonic plague, which it is believed may be far more dangerous than swine flu. The death toll has reached 189 and more than 1 million people have been infected, most of them in the nine regions of Western Ukraine.

President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko has called in the World Health Organisation and a team of nine specialists are carrying out tests in Kiev and Lviv to identify the virus. Samples have been sent to London for analysis.

President Yushchenko said: “People are dying. The epidemic is killing doctors. This is absolutely inconceivable in the 21st Century.”

In a TV interview, the President added: “Unlike similar epidemics in other countries, three causes of serious viral infections came together simultaneously in Ukraine – two seasonal flus and the Californian flu

“Virologists conclude that this combination of infections may produce an even more aggressive new virus as a result of mutation.”

Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has been touring hospitals where victims are being treated and presidential elections in January could be cancelled .

Four men and one woman have died from the flu in Lviv, said emergency hospital chief doctor Myron Borysevych. Two of the dead patients were in the 22-35 age group, with two others over 60. He diagnosed the disease as viral pneumonia.

“We have sent the analyses to Kiev. We don’t believe it’s H1N1 swine flu. Neither do we know what kind of pneumonia it is.”


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: baxter; hit; million; moshe; plague; sourcetitlenoturl; swineflu; ukraine; worse
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1 posted on 11/16/2009 11:52:00 AM PST by TaraP
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To: Alamo-Girl; airborne; Amityschild; AngieGal; AnimalLover; annieokie; aragorn; auggy; autumnraine; ..

Ping friends..


2 posted on 11/16/2009 11:53:13 AM PST by TaraP (*GOD* made love so strong, so it would carry you all the way home.....)
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To: TaraP
The death toll has reached 189 and more than 1 million people have been infected

189 out of a million...what is that like .02% or something?

3 posted on 11/16/2009 11:56:06 AM PST by DouglasKC
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To: TaraP

“VIROLOGISTS (non commoners and WHO) conclude that this combination of infections MAY (hopefully will) produce an even more aggressive new virus as a result of mutation.”
Looks like they may have finally gotten it right.


4 posted on 11/16/2009 11:57:38 AM PST by ronnie raygun (Leaders who refuse to lead will be lead by the people)
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To: TaraP
“The death toll has reached 189 and more than 1 million people have been infected, most of them in the nine regions of Western Ukraine.”

If this is correct, isn't 189 out of 1,000,000 a pretty low death rate? Less than 0.02%?

Seasonal flu is 0.1% death rate, I think. That would be 1000 people out of 1,000,000.

5 posted on 11/16/2009 11:58:49 AM PST by El Sordo
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To: DouglasKC

They proably won’t want to instill *panic* bad enough people are freaking out over the 2012 thingy, imagine if they say thousands are dying people will go bonkers on the planet.


6 posted on 11/16/2009 11:59:02 AM PST by TaraP (*GOD* made love so strong, so it would carry you all the way home.....)
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To: TaraP
the Californian flu

Is that anything like the Mexican swine flu??

7 posted on 11/16/2009 11:59:23 AM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: DouglasKC

YOu are exactly right. The mortality is very, very low.


8 posted on 11/16/2009 12:00:20 PM PST by muleskinner ("You know the Germans always make good stuff')
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To: TaraP

189 dead are surely tragic for their families but hardly anything to panic about.


9 posted on 11/16/2009 12:02:09 PM PST by pgkdan ( I miss Ronald Reagan!)
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To: muleskinner; DouglasKC

Maybe this is one reason..

Putin in new Ukraine gas warning......

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has said Ukraine might be having problems paying for gas, raising new concerns over European supplies.

Mr Putin said the European Union had not yet given Ukraine the money it had promised to help provide stable supplies of Russian gas to Europe.

He also blamed Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko for blocking payment.

In January, many countries were left short of gas because of a payment dispute between Moscow and Kiev.

‘Blocking funds’

“It appears we are again having problems with payments for our energy supplies, which is extremely regrettable. The EU has still not provided Ukraine with the money it has promised for that purpose,” Mr Putin said.

“European leaders are referring us to the European Commission, while the European Commission leadership are evading discussing the issue with us.”

But Mr Putin said that despite the lack of funding from the EU, Ukraine still had plenty of cash to pay its gas bills.

Referring to the country’s large gold and foreign currency reserves, he said: “According to the Ukrainian Prime Minister [Yulia Tymoshenko], Yushchenko is obstructing normal co-operation between the central bank and the Ukrainian government and is blocking the transfer of relevant funds.”

In August, the EU and international lending institutions agreed a $1.7bn (£1bn at the time) loan deal to help secure European gas supplies.

This was specifically designed to ensure that the disruptions to supplies that occurred earlier in the year were not repeated.

Mr Putin’s comments have raised concerns that disruptions may happen again.

Russia provides about a quarter of the gas consumed in the EU and 80% of that is piped through Ukraine.


10 posted on 11/16/2009 12:02:19 PM PST by TaraP (*GOD* made love so strong, so it would carry you all the way home.....)
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To: ronnie raygun

They do seem very excited about this one. Almost optimistic.


11 posted on 11/16/2009 12:04:03 PM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: TaraP

Right, and 3 viruses just “combine”


12 posted on 11/16/2009 12:04:46 PM PST by 1000 silverlings (everything that deceives, also enchants: Plato)
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To: DouglasKC

Yes, 0.0189%. With 200 million people contracting this flu, we could expect about 37,800 deaths.

Of course that’s if this morality rate were entirely accurate and remained constant.

If they say at least one million contracted the disease, the number could be higher or even lower. 189 deaths is quite low.


13 posted on 11/16/2009 12:04:48 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Unseal the lock box containing every document pertaining to Obama's life, TODAY!)
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To: TaraP

“A cocktail of three flu viruses are reported to have mutated into a single pneumonic plague”

....Well well, and old Abortion SHHS was pushing the multiple shot regime.
Yeah that sneezing in the arm thing is a real cure.
that’s why I don’t take this c***.
I’ve had 1 flu shot in my life ...and I got the f-ing flu.
Maybe the deaths in the U.S. are NOT from the flu but from the CURE.


14 posted on 11/16/2009 12:08:34 PM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012; lainie; Brad's Gramma

The editors meant to say “Mexifornia Flu”


15 posted on 11/16/2009 12:09:42 PM PST by BurbankKarl
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To: TaraP

“”The virus is a Mixture of H1N1 and Parainfluenza,” said Dr. Bachinksy, discounting earlier claims that the Ukraine H1N1 outbreak was related to pneumonic plague.”


16 posted on 11/16/2009 12:09:54 PM PST by yoe
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To: Marty62

British scientists testing Ukrainian ‘super flu’ that has killed 189 people

Read more:

British scientists are examining the strain of swine flu behind a deadly Ukrainian outbreak to see if the virus has mutated.

A total of 189 people have died and more than one million have been infected in the country.
Some doctors have likened the symptoms to those seen in many of the victims of the Spanish flu which caused millions of deaths world-wide after the World War One.
An unnamed doctor in western Ukraine told of the alarming effects of the virus.
He said: ‘We have carried out post mortems on two victims and found their lungs are as black as charcoal

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1227984/British-scientists-testing-Ukrainian-super-flu-killed-189-people.html#ixzz0WzraW0Jf


17 posted on 11/16/2009 12:09:57 PM PST by TaraP (*GOD* made love so strong, so it would carry you all the way home.....)
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To: TaraP

“A DEADLY plague could sweep across Europe...”

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What? Ever heard of travel in close quarters, also known as airplanes? Most ideal condition for this type of plague to spread from Europe to the rest of the world, rapidly.


18 posted on 11/16/2009 12:11:11 PM PST by 353FMG (Save the Planet -- Eliminate Socialism)
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To: TaraP
To the people of the Ukraine on behalf of Randall Flagg I Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin send you greetings!

19 posted on 11/16/2009 12:12:44 PM PST by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: 353FMG

Time to crap our collective pants and panic, panic I tell you PANIC!!!!!!!

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRGHHHH!!!! WE ARE ALL GONNA DIE!!!!


20 posted on 11/16/2009 12:13:48 PM PST by GraceG
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