New Mexico inundated with swine flu calls

Full story: Alamogordo Daily News

New Mexico health officials have been so inundated by calls about swine flu which hasn't been reported in the state that they've started a swine flu hot line and are getting extra help from an existing nurse advice hot line.

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Paul

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Apr 28, 2009
 
I hope that they stop this flight until this thing is over.

It may be a good idea.
Den-Mark

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Apr 28, 2009
 
Another wonderful present from the folks down South!
Mexico is a PIG STY!!!
Ted Kennedy

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Apr 28, 2009
 

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Another wonderful present from the folks down South!
Mexico is a PIG STY!!!
I like how the Israelis are calling it Mexican Flu.
Scott Thompson

Albuquerque, NM

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Apr 28, 2009
 
It's refreshing to know that our local and State offices are on top of this emerging health crisis.
God be with us.
Scott

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Albuquerque, NM

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Apr 28, 2009
 
Latest reports from Mexico are that there are 150 deaths as a result of the swine flu.

If you haven't gotten a flu shot this year, now is the time.

Last night on KRQE they reported that the charter buses are still rolling from ABQ to Mexico and that there were no stops between El Paso and Chiuaua (oops can't spell)...they didn't say if there are still stops in Alamo or not.
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Apr 28, 2009
 
This is a man-made virus.
Look up Baxter International who released contaminated vaccines a month ago.
Scientist dug up 1918 victims a few years ago to recreate the virus.. and all the companies expected to benefit from this are tied to Rockefellers CFR-Trilateral network.
Stop the NWO and spread this information asap!

Since: Jan 09

Alamogordo

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Apr 28, 2009
 
Raptor Mom wrote:
Latest reports from Mexico are that there are 150 deaths as a result of the swine flu.
If you haven't gotten a flu shot this year, now is the time.
Last night on KRQE they reported that the charter buses are still rolling from ABQ to Mexico and that there were no stops between El Paso and Chiuaua (oops can't spell)...they didn't say if there are still stops in Alamo or not.
All the news programs are telling everyone that if we got a flu shot, it isn't going to help against this latest flu.
Everyone has to use common sense.
Oh......and it's "Chihuahua"......:-)

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Since: Dec 08

Montgomery, AL

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Apr 28, 2009
 
Thanks Laurie I hadn't heard anything about the current flu shot. Good to know.

Also, thanks for the spelling lesson - my online dictionary only seems to help if you have a clue how to spell the word.

I guess with all of the flu stuff, I should write down that word! lol

Since: Jan 09

Alamogordo

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Apr 28, 2009
 
Raptor Mom wrote:
Thanks Laurie I hadn't heard anything about the current flu shot. Good to know.
Also, thanks for the spelling lesson - my online dictionary only seems to help if you have a clue how to spell the word.
I guess with all of the flu stuff, I should write down that word! lol
You're welcome!!
Hope I didn't come off sounding like a "know-it-all"....... .I just had heard that on Fox and CNN this morning. The spelling of that word is kind of funny really. Someone long ago told me to sound it out like "CHI-hooah-hooah"... ......LOL.....and it works for me..:-)

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Alamogordo

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Apr 28, 2009
 
I live just north of Dallas and they have confirmed a case of swine flu right near here (in Richardson) and now have closed all the schools. A little close to home. Also, I am suppose to travel to Alamo next Thursday...I'm almost afraid to get on plane now. :)

Since: Dec 08

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Apr 28, 2009
 
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_swine_flu_calif...

2 Calif. deaths investigated for swine flu links

LOS ANGELES The Los Angeles County coroner's office is investigating the recent deaths of two men for links to swine flu.

Los Angeles Coroner's spokesman Craig Harvey told the Los Angeles Times that a hospital in Bellflower reported the death of a 33-year-old Long Beach man who was brought in Saturday with symptoms resembling Swine flu.

The other death was a 45-year-old La Mirada man who died April 22 at a Norwalk hospital.

Coroner's Capt. John Kades (KAY-dis) says the bodies are being tested but that there has been no confirmation the disease killed them. He offered no other details about the men.

The Los Angeles Times reports on its Web site that both men's deaths were reported to the coroner's office on Monday.

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Apr 28, 2009
 
Now more than ever, Texas secession is looking like a good idea.

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Since: Dec 08

Montgomery, AL

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Apr 28, 2009
 
Laurie,

You did not come across as a know it all. Thanks for the good info.

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Laurie,
You did not come across as a know it all. Thanks for the good info.
Good......I know there are a lot of people on Topix that know everything. I must admit I know TONS.....just not all....LOL
Swine-narsaurus

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Apr 28, 2009
 
Where are all the usual Mexican's, using their pinchi ISP from Mexico on this Blog! I guess they are not talkin' smack now huh? Buh Bye!

Since: Nov 08

Albuquerque, NM

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Apr 28, 2009
 
My 2yo had the flu for two days straight, and I came close to calling the doctor several times last night, but didn't - sure enough, he bounced out of bed (mine) this morning, goofy as all get-out, like he has never been sick a day in his life! Whew! It's easy to get annoyed with all the paranoid mommies clogging up the emergency rooms, but when it's yours...

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Apr 28, 2009
 
HoC,

Glad to hear that your little one is feeling better.

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Apr 28, 2009
 
Several hundreds of schoolchildren now are ill in NY; most concentrated around a Catholic school where students had attended spring break in Mexico.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090428/ap_on_re_...

At least 7 hospitalized in US with swine flu

NEW YORK At least seven people were in U.S. hospitals with swine flu Tuesday as the number of cases nationwide rose to 64 and a federal health official warned that deaths were likely.

Most of the nation's confirmed cases were in New York, where the city health commissioner said "many hundreds" of schoolchildren were ill at a school where several students had confirmed cases of swine flu.

Richard Besser, acting director of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, noted that although ordinary human flu accounts for 36,000 deaths every year, he was concerned by this strain.

"I fully expect we will see deaths from this infection," Besser said at an Atlanta news conference.

He said he did not know about a newspaper report of two deaths in two southern California hospitals in which the victims appeared to have suffered from swine flu symptoms.

New York has the largest number of swine flu cases, with a heavy concentration at a Catholic school in Queens where students recently went on a spring break trip to Mexico.

There were indications that the outbreak may have spread beyond the school, with two people having to be hospitalized and officials closing a school for autistic children down the road. Those cases have not been confirmed.

"It is here and it is spreading," New York City Health Commissioner Thomas Frieden said. "We do not know whether it will continue to spread."

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that 82 of 380 students at P.S. 177, a school for autistic children, have called in sick. A third school in Manhattan is being evaluated because students there are sick, Frieden said.

The CDC said the country has 64 confirmed cases across five states, with 45 in New York, one in Ohio, two in Kansas, six in Texas and 10 in California. At least four other cases have been reported by states.

At least five other people have been hospitalized in the U.S., including three in California and two in Texas, Besser said.

The increase is not surprising. For days, CDC officials have said they expected to see more confirmed cases and more severe illnesses. Health officials across the country have stepped up efforts to look for cases, especially among people with flu-like illness who had traveled to Mexico.

CDC officials also had warned that updates in the number of confirmed cases would at time be disjointed, as different states announce new information before the CDC's national count is updated.

A handful of schools around the country have closed over swine flu fears and some people are wearing masks, but it's mostly business as usual in the U.S., even at border crossings into Mexico.

In addition to thousands of deaths, often the elderly and the very young, about 200,000 people are hospitalized in the U.S. each year because of flu complications.

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#22
Apr 28, 2009
 
And hospital masks are not helpful as they let particles through. Respirators are made just for that.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/health/...

Face mask may not keep flu in check

Don't count on those disposable masks to completely protect you against the swine flu.

The loosefitting masks were designed to help stop droplets from spreading from the person wearing the mask. They also protect the wearer's mouth and nose from splashes. They are not created to protect the wearer from breathing in very small particles.

Respirators, on the other hand, are made for just that. They are similar in appearance to the relatively inexpensive face masks but are designed to protect the wearer from breathing in particles.

These masks, known as N95 for their filtering ability, fit more snugly on the face than face masks so that air is breathed through the filter. They work best if they are fitted to the person wearing the mask.

Federal health officials said Monday that they don't know how helpful either device is in preventing swine-flu infection.
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Apr 28, 2009
 
It's here 700 + in NYC. Keep borders open so our emergency rooms can be used for anyone except those who actually live here!

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