Swine flu case confirmed in WNC

Swine flu case confirmed in WNC

There are 10 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from May 12, 2009, titled Swine flu case confirmed in WNC. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

RUTHERFORDTON Local health officials are reminding people to practice good hygiene and stay home if they are sick following confirmation of Western North Carolina's first case of swine flu.

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porkee

Hendersonville, NC

#1 May 13, 2009
oink
Kevin

United States

#2 May 13, 2009
The regular flu, which is more dangerous and widespread, never got this much attention.

Since: Mar 07

Waynesville, NC

#3 May 13, 2009
How are the symptoms different from the regular flu? That would be some helpful information to be included in the news article.
Kevin

United States

#4 May 13, 2009
About 30,000 people per year die from the regular flu, but that obviously isn't nearly worth the discussion that this is.
Noobs

Candler, NC

#5 May 13, 2009
UH OH time to call HOMELAND SECURITY!!! TERROR THREAT LEVEL RED! I'm suspecting ARAB TERRORISTS in BREVARD, NORTH CAROLINA!!!! AAAAAAUUUUGH!
Dennis Justice

Marshall, NC

#6 May 13, 2009
stats

Boiling Springs, SC

#7 May 13, 2009
30,000 confirmed cases last year alone, 24,000 the year before in the USA alone - why all the hoopla about 3000 cases? This isn't any epidemic and certainly not a pandemic. Why is the media and Obama, for that matter, pushing this as a possible pandemic? Methinks it is just a way to push the need for national healthcare. Not that it would help.
Nurse

Dillon, SC

#8 May 13, 2009
bluewillow wrote:
How are the symptoms different from the regular flu? That would be some helpful information to be included in the news article.
The symptoms are typical. The influenza virus is categorized into one of three types: A, B and C.

Type A is the one that makes you feel the worst. It can infect birds, pigs, whales, horses, people, etc. It is a large enough category, or type, that it is further broken down into subtypes: HA (hemagglutinin), of which there are 15; and NA (neuraminidase), of which there are 9. Of the many combinations possible, H1N1 is only one.

Type B is found only in humans. There are no subtypes. This type of flu may cause an epidemic, but not a pandemic.

Type C cause only mild illness. There are no subtypes in this category, either. It also doesn't cause epi or pandemics.
nurse i yam wurse

Hendersonville, NC

#9 May 14, 2009
type d cause asheville
drivers to stop at stop signs.
very rare condition.
Noobs

Candler, NC

#10 May 14, 2009
nurse i yam wurse wrote:
type d cause asheville
drivers to stop at stop signs.
very rare condition.
Yeah, that IS a scary thought.

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