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Swine flu 2009

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Inky_Wretch, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Stock up on Tamiflu ...

  2. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Re: Swine flu outbreak in Mexico

    Jules Winnfield: Pigs are filthy animals. I don't eat filthy animals.

    Vincent Vega: Yeah but bacon tastes good. Pork chops taste good.

    Jules Winnfield: Hey, sewer rat may taste like pumpkin pie, but I'd never know 'cause I wouldn't eat the filthy mother-fu**ers. Pigs sleep and root in sh**. That's a filthy animal. I ain't eating nothing that ain't got sense enough to disregard his own feces.

    Vincent Vega: How 'bout a dog? Dog eats his own feces.

    Jules Winnfield: I don't eat dog either.

    Vincent Vega: Yeah, but do you consider a dog to be a filthy animal?

    Jules Winnfield: I wouldn't go so far as to call a dog filthy, but they definitely dirty. But, dog's got personality; personality goes a long way.

    Vincent Vega: Ahh, so by that rational, if a pig had a better personality, he would cease to be a filthy animal. Is that true?

    Jules Winnfield: Well, we'd have to be talking one charming mother-fu**ing pig.
  3. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Re: Swine flu outbreak in Mexico

    Swine flu is simplistic. I was at kleeda's house tonight when he told me about this. It's a swine/avian/human flu combo, which unlike the first two alone, spreads human-to-human. THAT'S what makes it so much more dangerous.
  4. Hammer Pants

    Hammer Pants Active Member

    Re: Swine flu outbreak in Mexico

    Sounds like I might not be making another trip to see my girlfriend's parents this year.
  5. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Re: Swine flu outbreak in Mexico

    So we're pretty much fucked, is what you're saying?
  6. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Re: Swine flu outbreak in Mexico

    Well, since it's 1976 all over again ...

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  7. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

  8. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    Re: Swine flu outbreak in Mexico

    Questions and answers about swine flu

    Mexico is contending with an outbreak of swine flu, suspected in the deaths of dozens of people and sickening perhaps 1,000. In the United States, at least eight cases have been confirmed with the infection, all of them in California and Texas; only one person was hospitalized. Here are some questions and answers about the illness:

    Q. What is swine flu?

    A. Swine flu is a respiratory illness in pigs caused by a virus. The swine flu virus routinely causes outbreaks in pigs but doesn't usually kill many of them.

    Q. Can people get swine flu?

    A. Swine flu viruses don't usually infect humans. There have been occasional cases, usually among people who've had direct contact with infected pigs, such as farm workers. "We've seen swine influenza in humans over the past several years, and in most cases, it's come from direct pig contact. This seems to be different," said Dr. Arnold Monto, a flu expert with the University of Michigan.

    Q. Can it spread among humans?

    A. There have been cases of the virus spreading from human to human, probably in the same way as seasonal flu, through coughing and sneezing by infected people.

    Q. What are the symptoms of swine flu?

    A. The symptoms are similar to those of regular flu - fever, cough, fatigue, lack of appetite.

    Q. Is the same swine flu virus making people sick in Mexico and the U.S.?

    A. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the Mexican virus samples match the U.S. virus. The virus is a mix of human virus, bird virus from North America and pig viruses from North America, Europe and Asia.

    Q. Are there drugs to treat swine flu in humans?

    A. There are four different drugs approved in the U.S. to treat the flu, but the new virus has shown resistance to the two oldest. The CDC recommends the use of the flu drugs Tamiflu and Relenza.

    Q. Does a regular flu shot protect against swine flu?

    A. The seasonal flu vaccine used in the U.S. this year won't likely provide protection against the latest swine flu virus. There is a swine flu vaccine for pigs but not for humans.

    Q. Should residents of California or Texas do anything special?

    A. The CDC recommends routine precautions to prevent the spread of infectious diseases: wash your hands often, cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze, avoid close contact with sick people. If you are sick, stay at home and limit contact with others.

    Q. What about traveling to Mexico?

    A. The CDC has not warned Americans against traveling to Mexico but advises that they be aware of the illnesses there and take precautions to protect against infections, like washing their hands.


    Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  9. kleeda

    kleeda Active Member

    Re: Swine flu outbreak in Mexico

    Those who know me know I'm not much of an alarmist. This one scares the crap out of me. The stories of the 1918 pandemic are part of family lore -- and not a good part.
  10. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Re: Swine flu outbreak in Mexico

    Yeah, I read that they might consider closing the border if it gets bad enough.

    I guess this is a reason it sucks to live in Texas.
  11. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    Re: Swine flu outbreak in Mexico


    :eek: :eek: :eek: at that first one
  12. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    Re: Swine flu outbreak in Mexico

    Only .03 percent of the population died from the 1918 flu in the United States.
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