Tag Archives: Swine Flu

Contagion, the movie versus the real thing!

The movie Contagion has two plots in my view; first, a deadly virus comes on the scene that is transmitted indirectly by touching surfaces (known as fomite transmission) and second, the unfolding fear among people that races well ahead of … Continue reading

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Understanding and avoiding the flu for 2011-12!

‘Know your enemy’, a saying derived from Sun Tzu’s The art of War, aptly describes what could be described as a war between infectious viruses and men. In the case of the virus that causes the flu, what you don’t … Continue reading

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Is the Flu Coming Back for a Summer Visit?

Georgia health officials are watching a spike in swine flu [influenza pandemic (H1N1) virus infection] hospitalizations, having the most in the country for  3 weeks in a row, federal health officials said Monday [29 Mar 2010].  It’s too early to … Continue reading

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World Flu Report: Is This The Calm Before The Storm?

I took note of a recent story on the internet pertaining to how docile the H1N1 flu appears to have become. The story in the New York Times described how many areas of the country, like New York City which … Continue reading

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H1N1 plus H5N1 May Equal Trouble Brewing Soon

This latest flu map shows the southeastern tier of states is now well involved with the spread of the H1N1 flu. While the current strain remains on the mild side, that is no guarantee that it will remain so. I … Continue reading

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WHO – The Swine Flu is spreading at an ‘unbelieveable’ rate.

article by Forsythkid The World Health Organization may have additional worries as the yearly flu season is fast approaching for countries in the northern hemisphere. WHO Director General Margaret Chan was quoted this week as stating, “This virus travels at … Continue reading

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So what happens if the Swine Flu gets worst?

The Swine Flu is about to officially go to pandemic status. Are you prepared? Continue reading

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Comparing the Flu Outbreak of 2009 to 1918

Perhaps you might be considered lucky to get ill with the flu this spring? Continue reading

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