Tag Archive: bird flu

Upgrade on Pandemic

          Although it’s nightime in Denmark, the World Health Organization has met and issues a press conference upgrading the conditions for a pandemic from a 4 to a 5. Six is the highest on this pandemic scale. We’ve got 96 cases so far here in the US, my home state of Illinois just announced it’s…

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Remember the Swine Flu Outbreak in 1976?

      In 1976 the swine flu made an appearance and we all got ready for a deadly pandemic, which never happened. A swine flu shot was available and either the drug company or the goverment scared everyone into getting this shot to prevent the flu. The problem was, that this shot had very serious side…

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Other Ways to be a Victim During Outbreak

     Unethical people are always looking for a new scam and with the outbreak of this Swine Flu they have found it. Many people are getting spam e-mails and running across spammers trying to cause panic over the swine flu and offering useless or counterfeit medications to “protect you, cure you, and save you” from…

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State of Emergency

     Just a short post to remind you that having an area declared state of emergency does not have to mean that you should panic. Most often it is used because by having it declared a state of emergency it is able to free up funds that normally would not be available. It also enables…

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US Reports on Swine Flu Status

       New York has increased the number of swine flu cases to 28, but said they think another 100 may have been infected. So far the flu has been mild and is centered around people who are associated with St. Francis Preparatoroy School in Queens. The government has issued face masks and antiviral medications just…

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Swine Flu, Public Health Emergency

     Twenty people in the US have been ill with the swine flu so far. Of those twenty, one person had to be briefly hospitalized. The other nineteen are now fine. This swine flu is a combination of the bird flu, swine flu, and human flu. The reason that the CDC and the government are…

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