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 Have there been any Deaths from swine flu?
Not in mexico!!
HAve there been any deaths in Canada, America or the UK?

(Im so scared!!) :'(...

 I have caught a virus from my computer, and i can't stop sneezing?
I weas serfing the webb and my virus stopper flashed up saying there is a virus. i went to delete it and there was a flash from my mouse and i felt a tingle in my hands throat. and now i have ...

 Yesterday i had the stomach flu, and i feel much better today , but still feel weak,wats the best thing 2 do?
meaning whats the best thing to eat and physically do?...

 Now it's at stage 5...?
So now the pandemic threat of SIV is up to 5, are we all surely done for? Should I go with my friends to the mountains, where nobody goes? We are calling it 'Plan Run For The Hills' or PRFTH...


I just had a positive tuberculosis skin test, I'm going to have an x-ray tomorrow, Can this disease kill me?...

 I just sneezed. Do you think I have swine flu????

 Is it safe to eat bernard matthews turkey ham??
i eaten it about a week ago.. can i get bird flu now???...

 Do you think the swine flu is man made?
I'm hearing in the media that this might be true. Any evidence out there?...

 I'm actually scared about swine flu!?
My friend's mum has diagnosed swine flu, but obviously my friend has had contact with her (my friend doesn't have swine flu) but I've been avoiding her just in case she does get it ...

 what is mono( please help!)?

 I have swollen tonsils, cold, sore throat and aching sinuses. Does anybody know what it could be?

 Swine Flu Shot?!??!?!?
So, are u getting it? What are the risks? What's with that nose thing that replaces a shot? Why can people under 18 take the real shots? Will I get sick after? Should you do it yourself or go to ...

 Should Bernard Matthews be prosecuted?
For allowing Bird Flu to infect his farms? He is well known for not keeping his animals in good conditions. I think this time he should be hauled up infront of a judge and sent to jail. What do you ...

 Are we all gonna die from pig flu?
I live in London and just wondered if we are all gonna die from Swine Flu?...

 Is swine flu going to kill everyone?
If so when?...

 should i worry about the second wave swine flu?
well should i? tell me why or why not....

 Does taking antibiotics have any affect on a cold virus?
I was told that antibiotics have no effect - and someone I know is arguing that antibiotics do help to get rid of colds.
As far as I know antibiotics only kill bacterial infections. Who is ...

 might be going to mexico in the summer, how much at risk am i for the "swine flu".?
i wanted to go to mexico with a couple of friends and family in the summer,around may through june, but i am scared of the swine flu..lol should i go or stay??...

 Can you get HIV from making out?
I made out with my boyfriend last year, and I got the Flu a week later. I'm pretty sure we didn't have blood to blood contact. I didn't have any open bleeding wounds in my gums, cheeks,...

Brian C
do you agree that the swine fever endemic is overblown like bird flu was?

No, I do not agree that the swine fever endemic is being overblown. It has already killed people! They know nothing about it and how can something like this be overblown when it could possibly have the potential to obliterate a percentage of the world's population. I am not saying it's time to panic or anything, however, I would say just err on the side of caution. Should the endemic 'explode', you will be glad you did and hopefully safer or more protected against this. God Bless Us All!

NO, I live in Mexico and I know people with it. This is fatal and people are trying to leave the country. I have been staying home for 3 days now and all schools were canceled till May 6... and probably even more.

Hope it helped

to early to say.

I suppose its better for a virus thing to be "overblown" and for people to feel a sense fo relief if it turns out to be treatable- and less harmful than thought.
Than for people to be unaware about it and it becoming something serious though dont you think?

Im uncertain about this one though.

wandering soul.

the word is Pandemic, and no, I do not think the coverage of this virus is "overblown". This virus has components of swine, bird and human H5N1 viruses, it is essentially a new virus to which no one has a vaccine or any immunity. The planet is over due for a pandemic as they tend to happen every 25 to 30 years, and it's been 40 years now.
Whether or not it will be as severe is the 1918 pandemic where millions died remains to be seen, but literally hundreds have died from it now, tho none in the US, so I think it needs to be taken very seriously. So many Americans think they cannot be touched, and it is a false security. It pays to be prepared and take precautions.

YES a million percent. Look at the facts and you'll see it is no different from any other flu.

Considering that the CDC estimates that 36,000 people die in the US each year from the flu I do believe that this issue is being overblown, much like bird flu several years ago. Also many hog exhibitors at local and state fairs test positive for swine flu antibodies that stem from illnesses that they have had in the past.

Brother Otter
Check the papers... it's not an epidemic in the US yet, not even in Mexico

Yes. Big story's make people buy papers and turn on the TV which equals views which equals ratings which equals money, money, money.

There are thousands of contagious diseases and this is just another to add to the list.

Don't worry people

Alyssa's mommy
Yes, this mass hysteria over a mild flu is annoying. We have a flu season every year and people get a more severe case of the normal flu... yet no one freaks out.

Toxic Kitty
I think people should stop panicking

Yes I agree with you!!It is overblown Lol


I think it's all an excuse for the tabloids to run headlines like 'Pig Sick'
'Who's going to save our bacon?' 'Can it be cured?' etc etc!

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