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Public Health Swine Flu 2009

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#1 Palisades

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 08:03 PM

http://news.yahoo.co..._20090906183917

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SAN FRANCISCO, California (AFP) – Some 2,000 students at Washington State University have reported symptoms of swine flu, university officials said, in one of the largest reported outbreaks of the virus on a US college campus...

"At this time of year, we would typically only see a handful of patients with influenza-like illness. Health care providers in the local community have also seen WSU students with influenza-like illness, but we have no way of knowing how many.

"We also have no way of estimating how many students are self-caring at home without contacting us," school officials said...

"The overwhelming majority of our patients have had mild symptoms and are usually better in three to five days," the university said.

None of the WSU cases have been fatal. There have been 593 swine flu-related deaths in the United States, however, second only to Brazil which has recorded 657 deaths.

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 08:37 PM

A flue is something associated with a chimney and fireplace.

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 09:16 PM

^ I've edited the thread title.

I have no idea how that happened.
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Posted 07 September 2009 - 01:04 AM

I wouldn't be surprised to see this happen a lot more in the next couple of weeks, given that college dorms are pretty much the perfect breeding ground for disease. I've already had several students come down with it in the first two weeks of the semester.
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Posted 07 September 2009 - 01:11 AM

View PostUoR11, on Sep 7 2009, 02:04 AM, said:

I wouldn't be surprised to see this happen a lot more in the next couple of weeks, given that college dorms are pretty much the perfect breeding ground for disease. I've already had several students come down with it in the first two weeks of the semester.

The flu in general, or specifically swine flu?

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 09:06 AM

^We've had over 58 cases of swine flu (specifically) on my campus, and they've been telling sick students to just stay home from classes so they don't spread, in a sort of self-quarantine or something. Luckily I'm not sick, but all three of my roommates are, though I can't say if it's with swine flu or not. I've just been taking vitamin c and drinking range juice and stuff, keeping hydrated and sleepingmy normal amount to keep healthy. :)
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Posted 07 September 2009 - 09:46 AM

View PostAnnibal, on Sep 7 2009, 10:06 AM, said:

^We've had over 58 cases of swine flu (specifically) on my campus, and they've been telling sick students to just stay home from classes so they don't spread, in a sort of self-quarantine or something. Luckily I'm not sick, but all three of my roommates are, though I can't say if it's with swine flu or not. I've just been taking vitamin c and drinking range juice and stuff, keeping hydrated and sleepingmy normal amount to keep healthy. :)

Have they at least been helping them keep up with their classes?  When I was in school, professors could be real dicks about being out sick.  I went to one mere hours after my wisdom tooth surgery, drugged up, swollen face and barely conscious just to show that bitch how ridiculous her no-miss policy was.

I'm hoping the sick students are able to get their lectures or at least summaries online and are able to do assignments and such from home.

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 10:18 AM

^ The professors have been entirely helpful about it. :) They're trying to get through this with as little turbulence as possible, so everyone's cooperating very well.
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Posted 07 September 2009 - 02:27 PM

I've had several of my students go down with swine flu as well. I'm trying to help them, but there's not much I can do about the lectures. I've been letting them know what we've been doing though, so hopefully they won't be too lost when they get back.
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Posted 07 September 2009 - 02:32 PM

What'll be interesting to see now is if it sweeps through Stanford.

This is more than an academic interest for me (no pun intended) since I live right by the university and have two teens.... :wacko:
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Posted 08 September 2009 - 06:23 AM

It takes specific tests to prove it is H1N1 flu, but I suppose given the time of year it is a fair possibility. But fit, otherwise healthy teens / young people should have no worries about it. (Unless they've been in the habit of taking antibiotics for anything and everything, or compromised their immune system in some other way.)
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