Just saw the updated news on the swine flu

United States
April 29, 2009 7:03am CST
Looks like we had our first death from swine flu in Texas. This is getting scarier and scarier by the minute. Did you hear about this??? The victim was a toddler.
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@TnWoman (1896)
• United States
29 Apr 09
hello moneymommy that is so sad to hear about. i do not watch much news, but i have read about the swine flu over the internet. we do not need that to come this way to Tennessee. and that is sad that the swine flu killed a toddler. is there no cure for the swine flu? or if somebody gets it, it is too late to go to the Doctor for help? and the swine flu is scarey news, way back when, the swine flu killed millions of people. take care and have a beautiful day today!
• United States
29 Apr 09
I dont know why they are calling it the swine flu. This flu consists of 4 different strains. Two swine flu strains, bird flu as well as human flu. I think they are discussing changing the name because alot of people are misinformed and think you can catch it from eating pork. This is not true you cannot get it from eating pork. There is no vaccine for the flu yet. The only thing that may help is tamiflu and another antiviral medication. The fatalities are caused when one get pneumonia and respiratory distress from the flu. Be careful, wash hands and stay at least 6 feet away from sick people. If you feel sick dont go to work or out in public places. If you get a fever of 100 go and get tested for the flu. I hope it doesn't come your way.
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• United States
29 Apr 09
it is called swine flu because originally it was a respiratory illness in pigs that somehow got transferred to humans yes there is a vaccine for this particular strain of flu
• United States
30 Apr 09
No they dont have a vaccine for this flu yet. They are working on it now.
@dlr297 (5418)
• United States
29 Apr 09
Yes i just saw the same news story a little while ago. It is such a shame that it was a child so young. My prayers go out to the family.
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• United States
29 Apr 09
Oh, yes. As I have been saying in my discussions, this thing is going to get wild. It is definately cause for concern. I have been posting regular updates, so if you are interestred in how I have been tracking this outbreak, take a look at my past discussions.
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@deedeehall (1144)
• United States
29 Apr 09
yes they thought there were two cases today here in south dakota .but they were tested and the test came negative. thank god.
• Canada
30 Apr 09
The media has people so paranoid, that everyone who gets sick now is worried about this flu. The hospitals are overflowing with people, leaving less time for the ones who really need the help. I dont mean to sound mean, only that this whole thing has been blown out of proportion as many doctors are saying everywhere. Every year there is flu that kills people who cannot tolerate it. Because this one became public, now everyone is paranoid.
• United States
29 Apr 09
I guess I am just weird I am not scared of this I think the media is blowing this all out of proportion I think people are being paranoid
@MasonL (97)
• Trinidad And Tobago
30 Apr 09
You are not scared because maybe you don't understand the seriousness of this virus.Do you think that it's like the ordernary flu virus that some people get's every year? It might be familar but it's not like it. It did not reach you or any of your love ones so you could'nt be scared.
@cicisnana (775)
• United States
30 Apr 09
Yes, I heard this yesterday. Probably when you posted this also, but I'm just getting to your discussion today. My little sister lives in Texas and she told me yesterday they closed the schools down in Fort Worth because of the Swine Flu and Fort Worth is only about 30 minutes away from her. So I have been worried sick about her and her family.
@jimbelle (485)
• Philippines
30 Apr 09
They have changed the name from "swine flu" to H1N1 Influenza A because the term swine flu is misleading since the virus is not from swine. Deaths have gone up as of writing to over 200. It is sad because there is no vaccine against it. They have raised the Alert to 5 too. For those high risk and has been exposed to it there is a medicine for chemoprophylaxis taken daily for 5 days. You have to consult a physician to get the prescription.
@ElicBxn (61041)
• United States
30 Apr 09
the young and the infirm are the ones that will die from this, if you are healthy, you are pretty safe from dying from this
• United States
29 Apr 09
I know it seems like this is getting a lot of atttention, it is very scary, what I am doing is praying and washing my hands a lot. I have been sick a lot in the past year and I fear getting this flu. I also advised my kids to keep watching their hands and not put there hands to their face either. TAke care and happy mylotting to you as well.
@savypat (20245)
• United States
29 Apr 09
Right now this is being blown out of proportion. There are deaths with every type of flu, I agree we should be concerned because this one seems to be easily spread so we all need to take care. Eat well and always wash your hands before and after meals. Try to stay away from large crowds, shop in off hours if you can and get plenty of rest.
@psyche49f (2511)
• Philippines
29 Apr 09
Yup, I read it in the news today. It sure is scaring. Also learned that it even has affected Germany already. I don't know, but they say that swine flu has already been detected in the 1970's but has been revived, and now has affected Mexico, the US, then Germany. Our country has taken strict measures to prevent the disease from affecting our people. I thought bird flu was the last of it, but now this new threat to humanity. I hope preventive measures will be put in place so as to stop it from victimizing more, especially babies.