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Inmates At 5 Colorado Prisons Ill With Mysterious Virus
CBS Denver ^ | 4/20/14

Posted on 04/20/2014 9:50:57 PM PDT by Kartographer

More than 160 inmates in five Colorado prisons are sick with a mysterious virus. The virus is affecting prisons in Denver, Pueblo, Buena Vista, and Canon City. Because of the illness all inmate visits at the Denver Women’s, La Vista, and Fremont correctional facilities have been canceled. The Department of Corrections says the inmates who are sick have been experiencing flu-like symptoms.

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TOPICS: US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: virus


Odd all happening at once.
1 posted on 04/20/2014 9:50:57 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

Food services
Other common vendors
Common staff
Common visitors

Shouldn’t be too hard to figure out...


2 posted on 04/20/2014 9:55:24 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: Kartographer; neverdem; ProtectOurFreedom; Mother Abigail; EBH; vetvetdoug; Smokin' Joe; ...
Bring Out Your Dead

Post to me or FReep mail to be on/off the Bring Out Your Dead ping list.

The purpose of the “Bring Out Your Dead” ping list (formerly the “Ebola” ping list) is very early warning of emerging pandemics, as such it has a high false positive rate.

So far the false positive rate is 100%.

At some point we may well have a high mortality pandemic, and likely as not the “Bring Out Your Dead” threads will miss the beginning entirely.

*sigh* Such is life, and death...

3 posted on 04/20/2014 9:55:26 PM PDT by null and void (...if you are too sure of your place in heaven you might be too arrogant to actually get there.)
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To: Kartographer

There is a really nasty flu virus circulating in the Northwest right now. It can cause pneumonia and lasts for a couple weeks.


4 posted on 04/20/2014 9:57:06 PM PDT by Avid Coug
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To: Avid Coug

Two weeks? I had it for five, got over it a bit more than a month ago, and my lungs still ain’t right.


5 posted on 04/20/2014 9:59:02 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Kartographer

Captain Trips?


6 posted on 04/20/2014 10:01:13 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Kartographer
One of these days we are going to be hit with a deadly worldwide pandemic.

With jet travel, it will spread very quickly.


7 posted on 04/20/2014 10:01:19 PM PDT by Bobalu (Four Cokes And A Fried Chicken)
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To: Bobalu

Be sure to cough and spit up a few loogies before, during, and after one of those TSA patdowns. At least the TSA will think twice about getting up close and personal.

If they detain you, just tell them it’s nothing to worry about and that you are on your way to an Obamma fund raiser.


8 posted on 04/20/2014 10:21:17 PM PDT by Texicanus (Texas, it's a whole 'nother country.)
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To: little jeremiah

Anytime you touch any object touched by others in public areas, wash your hands with a bit of soap. Most important, is not to touch your face before washing hands. Since I started doing this, colds, flu and other viruses have not zapped me. Just came back from a 3 week cruise and never got hit by noro-virus. Ships have hand cleaner everywhere now-a-says.


9 posted on 04/20/2014 10:38:35 PM PDT by entropy12
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To: Avid Coug

Hope to God that isn’t what I’ve been hit with. Had it for a week now. Still don’t feel that much better.


10 posted on 04/20/2014 10:41:09 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: Kartographer
Nothing to worry about, everything is under control. It's the FEDS trying out the most recent weaponized bug for future use against the populace. They just want to tweak the results so they test it on a captive and expendable target, first.
11 posted on 04/20/2014 10:46:57 PM PDT by ExSoldier (Stand up and be counted... OR LINE UP AND BE NUMBERED...)
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To: Kartographer

Bad meat?


12 posted on 04/20/2014 10:47:16 PM PDT by wetphoenix
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To: hoagy62

Marijuana Blight.


13 posted on 04/20/2014 10:47:17 PM PDT by tdscpa
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To: Kartographer

Mysterious virus? Isn’t it called chlamydia or HIV after they rape each other?


14 posted on 04/20/2014 10:51:40 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: entropy12

Yes, wash your hands after shopping and using the grocery store carts. Avoid Wal*Mart carts as no across the counter soaps seem to kill those bacteria. Wal*Mart today, diarrhea tomorrow is my experience. Old folks like me have weakened immune systems, so we are more susceptible to infection than younger folks.


15 posted on 04/20/2014 11:09:24 PM PDT by Texicanus (Texas, it's a whole 'nother country.)
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To: Kartographer

or’planned false flag biomed disaster to allow’obama to fire up a few dictatorial executive orders.


16 posted on 04/20/2014 11:17:14 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Texicanus

Upon entering Walmart or any grocery store, first thing to do is to use those wipes placed near cart area and wipe the handle properly.


17 posted on 04/20/2014 11:57:45 PM PDT by entropy12
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To: entropy12

Not every store provides wipes, but when they do I use them.


18 posted on 04/21/2014 12:04:55 AM PDT by Texicanus (Texas, it's a whole 'nother country.)
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To: entropy12

And be sure to get a flu shot, pneumonia shot when appropriate, hepatitis shot when appropriate, etc.


19 posted on 04/21/2014 12:44:32 AM PDT by itssme
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To: entropy12

Or, carry your own wipes for your hands and the shopping cart handles. Better safe than sorry.


20 posted on 04/21/2014 12:46:53 AM PDT by itssme
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To: Kartographer

Pot laced snacks?


21 posted on 04/21/2014 3:31:38 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: Avid Coug

Yep, I’m in the middle of it and have been to the Doctors twice this week. Symptoms run the gammet of flu like aches, low grade fever, then moves on like a head cold or sinus infection, then down to the chest. One whopper of a virus, they had to change my meds and give me two types of cough medicine.

I had a house full yesterday and was cooking all day, I also refused to hold my new granddaughter, I didn’t want to make her sick. Now I’m totally exhausted...


22 posted on 04/21/2014 4:52:03 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes mandatory ... Thomas Jefferson)
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To: null and void

Please add me to this ping list. Thanks.


23 posted on 04/21/2014 5:20:37 AM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: entropy12

Yes, the hand washing is very important. I learned that years ago from my dear late mother. As she did, I wash my hands first thing upon returning home whenever I have been out in public, and I do not eat anything without washing my hands first.

In January, I had my first illness in years and years. Some sort of short-lived stomach bug, which I probably caught from my youngest grandson, whom I was babysitting at the time.


24 posted on 04/21/2014 5:26:33 AM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: null and void

Please add me to the list as well.

If there is a good thing about this, it is that the timing is such that w/warmer wx now, more will be outside and NOT confined indoors (I know, not relative to the prison population in op but, in that scenario, I would have to go w/something common and foodborne.


25 posted on 04/21/2014 5:28:42 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom ( Just because you are paranoid, it doesn't mean they aren't out to get you...)
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To: tdscpa

Beat me to it! Maybe cookies.

NOTE TO SELF: When in Colorado selling AR and AK 30 round magazines out of the trunk, DO NOT eat local prepared food. Bring your own in cans!


26 posted on 04/21/2014 6:44:33 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Bigg Red

Done. It’s been kinda busy the past few days.


27 posted on 04/21/2014 6:55:00 AM PDT by null and void (...if you are too sure of your place in heaven you might be too arrogant to actually get there.)
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To: ExSoldier

I could believe that. Perfect subject group.


28 posted on 04/21/2014 6:55:59 AM PDT by csvset
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

Welcome aboard.


29 posted on 04/21/2014 6:56:39 AM PDT by null and void (...if you are too sure of your place in heaven you might be too arrogant to actually get there.)
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To: Avid Coug
Any flu virus can leave you with pneumonia, that is why doctors prescribe anti biotics when you go in with the flu virus. It is to prevent bacterial pneumonia.
30 posted on 04/21/2014 7:12:26 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: entropy12

I’m a hermit and rarely go anywhere; but the flu I got was airborne, and I got it two days after I did venture out to an official event I had to attend. And everyone around here had it, so it was likely inevitable. I agree, it is vital to wash hands after touching anything anyone has touched, if I do go out, I have home made hand sanitizer and use if frequently.


31 posted on 04/21/2014 7:36:15 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Ditter

With some bad flus such as swine flu, as with the 1918 flu, the virus can directly cause pneumonia, without the need of secondary bacterial infection.


32 posted on 04/21/2014 10:30:18 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: null and void

Thanks, FRiend.


33 posted on 04/21/2014 11:38:33 AM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: Texicanus

Before I touch it, I lick it clean.


34 posted on 04/21/2014 11:40:59 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: little jeremiah
Yes I am aware of that but any flu virus can open the door to bacterial pneumonia. Especially in the elderly.
35 posted on 04/21/2014 1:01:28 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: little jeremiah
Absolutely some germs are airborne. I had jury duty several years ago and sat on the front row of about 300 people waiting to be called up. I kept hearing so many people behind me coughing but didn't think much of it. I did wash my hands when I got home but it did me no good, in a few days I had bronchial pneumonia and I have never been sicker in my life.
36 posted on 04/21/2014 1:07:04 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: null and void

So there is a viral pneumonia circulating and has reached epidemic proportions in several prisons and they don’t know what they are dealing with? The veterinarians at Colorado State would have a handle on this quickly if it had been livestock. What is the problem?


37 posted on 04/21/2014 4:31:33 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: vetvetdoug

Some animals are more equal than others?


38 posted on 04/21/2014 5:25:24 PM PDT by null and void (...if you are too sure of your place in heaven you might be too arrogant to actually get there.)
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To: vetvetdoug

The problem is that life in prison sucks. Colorado provides pretty good health care for prisoners, but their capacity is very limited.


39 posted on 04/24/2014 7:22:51 AM PDT by STYRO (War sucks. Living in slavery sucks even worse.)
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