H1N1 Scare

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    • #11355
      mcar
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      With the news both local and abroad, the H1N1 for sure is a real serious health threat that we must never ignore. There had been a lot of confirmed cases in Mexico and some parts in Europe. Death cases are going high as well. Some news too includes a Texan teacher who died having flu-like symptoms, although the medical team still confirms if the death was really due to the positive H1N1 infection. In Asia, the nearest neighbor of Philippines accounted for possible H1N1 outbreak is Hong Kong.

      Stay aware of the flu-like symptoms and seek prompt medical treatment ASAP.

    • #90677
      LifeTein
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      I am a peptide guy. Some killer peptides will cure influenza virus. Is it possible that some killer peptides will treat the H1N1? Any ideas or suggestions for the peptide designs?

    • #91462
      mcar
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      This time, AH1N1 becomes a global pandemic.

    • #91468
      MrMistery
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      Please note that a level 6 pandemic just means the disease is very spread throughout the planet. That doesn’t mean it will be the next black death. In fact, most A(H1N1) infections do not even require hospitalization, they do it mostly in an attempt to stop the virus from spreading, not because the patients would die.

    • #91478
      mith
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      well, the first wave doesn’t seem deadly but there could always be a second wave

    • #91493
      Darby
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      So far, there’s no indication that this flu is any worse than a "regular" one, except that it has a different season. If anything, the mortality rate is well below the normal rates, partly because of the panic ramping up the response and probably keeping folks alive who might have died from a seasonal flu.

    • #91503
      Jesse2504
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      If you had the news tracking every instance of the cold or the flu it would seem just as morbid. They are obligated to telling people of the new virus and coupled with political/media hype everyone goes nuts. My dads a GP and he says that nearly everyone thinks they have it.

    • #91584
      mcar
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      So far the AH1N1 cases here were mild at least. I think that we must focus further of the preventive measures for dengue; it becomes prevalent in our communities again especially that we have more frequent rains.

    • #91640
      jiajia1987
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      Let’s just hope there will not be a second wave. But in the event that it happens, let’s pray that it will not be lethal.

    • #91644
      MrMistery
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      pray? History has proven this activity to be quite inefficient and sometimes counterproductive. We’d be better off preparing..

    • #91662
      canalon
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      Yes, hand washing and other good hygiene practice are way more efficient than prayer. And not much more expensive either.

    • #91860
      mcar
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      We do really observe strict hand washing even in our university and it’s true that it’s one of the cheapest preventive measures.

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