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Swine flu

Postby gerryh » Mon Apr 27, 2009 1:55 pm

According to the BBC there is one confirmed case of swine flu in Spain.
Anybody know where in Spain?
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Re: Swine flu

Postby katy » Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:03 pm

Almansa, albacete. List of suspected cases here

http://www.diariosur.es/20090427/socied ... 70711.html

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Re: Swine flu

Postby lucy locket » Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:13 pm

Gerry H I did write yesterday that there were 2 suspected cases in valencia. Today they are saying 7 cases not all confirmed. One is in algeciras. :shock:

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Re: Swine flu

Postby lucy locket » Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:50 pm

poor old mexico having an earthquake now. :(

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Re: Swine flu

Postby HKM » Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:40 pm

I see it is now confirmed in the UK, Imagine how many people may have come into contact with this,these people in Scotland did not present symptoms until Saturday but came back from Mexico on Tuesday.. Just think how many people you have come into contact in those few days, have any people outside of Mexico died of it yet?

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Re: Swine flu

Postby lucy locket » Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:39 pm

if you go on google maps look up H1N1 swine flu and it shows you where on the map that their are people who could have it in spain and the rest of the world quite a few in spain.

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Re: Swine flu

Postby gerryh » Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:01 am

On the BBC NW news last night it said that travellers, from the UK, where being advised not to travel to countries where there where confirmed cases of swine flu.
Spain was included as one of the countries.
As of yesterday there was only one confirmed case in Spain and two in the UK.
So it is better to leave the UK and come to Spain as there is twice as much swine flu in the UK?
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Re: Swine flu

Postby Jool » Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:06 am

This morning they said Spain was fine, its only Mexico on the "advise not to travel unless essential" list......

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Re: Swine flu

Postby julian » Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:51 pm

"So it is better to leave the UK and come to Spain as there is twice as much swine flu in the UK?"
yes,it would seem that your survival chance is double at the moment by being in spain rather than being in the uk..should help tourism figures and get the brits flocking back here...forget the crisis, we´re talking about survival now.

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Re: Swine flu

Postby pete_l » Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:06 pm

I think you missed the smiley off this (at least, I hope you meant it tongue-in-cheek). One case in 40 milion spaniards and 2 cases in 60 million brits. None of which have turned out to be more than a sniffle.
Compared with traffic fatalities, I wouldn't bother worrying about this :D

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Re: Swine flu

Postby julian » Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:11 pm

just seen that a second case is confirmed in spain, so don´t all jump on the plane just yet.

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Re: Swine flu

Postby Jool » Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:45 pm

You can guarantee men with hay fever for the first time will re-classify it......... :D (for Pete, in need of smileys today)

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Re: Swine flu

Postby lucy locket » Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:58 pm

I bet the hospitals are full of sneezing spanish grannys today thinking they have pig flu :roll:

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Re: Swine flu

Postby katy » Tue Apr 28, 2009 4:46 pm

I wonder why they are dying in Mexico and not other places :? Someone on TV reckons it is because Mexicans caught it direct from pigs and the rest from humans where it has mutated.

If they stop the sale of pork in Spain they will have to close a lot of restaurants down :lol:

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Re: Swine flu

Postby Beachcomber » Tue Apr 28, 2009 4:59 pm

I have seen it suggested that the majority of people who have died are down and outs from inner Mexico City who would have died of something else anyway.

What has not been established is what proportion of the total number affected is represented by the number of deaths. If, say, ten thousand people have the virus and only 160 or so have died this represents a small proportion.

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Re: Swine flu

Postby El Cid » Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:52 pm

Particularly if you remember that the population of Greater Mexico City is a mere 22 million!

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Re: Swine flu

Postby crazyred » Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:51 pm

katy wrote:I wonder why they are dying in Mexico and not other places :? Someone on TV reckons it is because Mexicans caught it direct from pigs and the rest from humans where it has mutated.

If they stop the sale of pork in Spain they will have to close a lot of restaurants down :lol:
The strain of flu which is now in Mexico is actually a mix of Swine, Avian & Human so has not come about from direct contact with animals. It has been released either deliberately or accidentally. The reason why Mexicans are probably dying is that they are living in poor conditions with poor nourishment and also don't go to the doctor as quickly. I did also hear that there may be something in their genetics which may make them more at risk of complications when catching illnesses like this as their immune systems are not equipped to deal with this type of virus.

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Re: Swine flu

Postby Devils Advocate » Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:54 pm

Well a blokes just been arrested in Mexico for sneezing on his wife, when asked why he did it he said "Tequila"

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Re: Swine flu

Postby crazyred » Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:03 pm

DA, we'll get told off now 'cos it's not a laughing matter but, that did make me laugh :lol: :lol:

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Re: Swine flu

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