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Kansas confirms more swine flu; total now 12 cases

May 7, 2009

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Swine Flu Pandemic

An outbreak of H1N1 Swine Flu was reported in Mexico in April 2009. By the end of May, it had spread across the U.S., with all 50 states reporting cases.

— Kansas now has 12 confirmed cases of swine flu.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said Thursday that two new cases have been confirmed in the state’s portion of the Kansas City metropolitan area.

One case is in Johnson County and the other in Wyandotte County. Both involve children, but KDHE provided no further details.

Also, another case in Johnson County involving an adult was confirmed after being listed as probable until testing by the federal Centers for Disease Control was completed.

Nine of the state’s cases are in Johnson and Wyandotte County. Missouri officials have confirmed five cases on their side of the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Two of Kansas’ remaining three cases were in Dickinson County and the other in Sedgwick County.

Comments

Multidisciplinary 4 years, 11 months ago

xbus, I haven't heard any mention of a crappie gene in any of these articles, you should be just fine all summer and into the fall and then you trap beavers in the winter, right?

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Marion Lynn 4 years, 11 months ago

And in the meantime, Barack Hussein Obama has asked Congress for $130 billion for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Bearing in mind that no outsider; repeat: No outsider has ever won a war in Afghanistan.........................................

"Hope and Change" my Heinie a**!

The War Mongerer Obama:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/05/07/obamas-billion-war-budget-based-best-estimates/

From the citation:

"Obama's $130 Billion War Budget Based on 'Best Estimates"

The Pentagon spending plan includes $130 billion for overseas operations, including the wars he's ramping down in Iraq and ramping up in Afghanistan, but will that be enough? "

"WASHINGTON -- President Obama's proposed defense budget includes $130 billion for the nation's two wars, a figure that may not be enough.

And his Democratic allies in Congress are threatening to set conditions that must be met before that money is handed out.

Obama sent to Congress on Thursday details of his proposed $664 billion Pentagon spending plan for the budget year starting in October. It includes $534 billion for base defense programs and $130 billion for overseas operations, including the wars he's ramping down in Iraq and ramping up in Afghanistan."

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2piecespicy 4 years, 11 months ago

this is shaping up to be a lot like that 'west nile' that i never got

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Marion Lynn 4 years, 11 months ago

snap_pop_no_crackle (Anonymous) says…

To your nest, Chicken Little."

Marion writes:

Tell ya what, there Snap.....it ain't over 'til it's over and there are no guarrantees.

This thing could move fast, it could mutate; it could do all kinds of crazy things and in any case eventually, a deadly virus will run and my nest will be a Heck of a lot safer than yours and I'm not going to let you in.

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Chris Ogle 4 years, 11 months ago

That's it... I am going to quit eating chicken..... it is spreading... just wait... it will be in the sweet corn by July.

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Boston_Corbett 4 years, 11 months ago

Marion Lynn says..... Saturday, April 25, 2009

Dickinson County is Abilene and that means the flu is following the trade routes, very much as predicted.

I-70 and all that.

This is not going to be pretty.

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Boston_Corbett 4 years, 11 months ago

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Marion Lynn 4 years, 11 months ago

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/05/07/health/main4998549.shtml?tag=main_home_storiesBySection

From the citation:

Report: H1N1 Could Infect 2 Billion World Health Organization Bases Prediction On Past Pandemics

GENEVA, May 7, 2009

"AP) The World Health Organization says up to 2 billion people could be infected by swine flu, if the current outbreak turns into a pandemic.

WHO flu chief Keiji Fukuda says the number wasn't a prediction, but that past experience with flu pandemics indicated one-third of the world's population gets infected.

Fukuda says that with a world population of 6 billion people, it's "reasonable" to expect that kind of infection tally.

He said WHO is unable to know what the future holds, and it is impossible now to say whether the pandemic would be mild or severe.

WHO has said it believes a global swine flu outbreak is imminent, and last week it raised its alert to five, one step short of a pandemic."

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thelonious 4 years, 11 months ago

Alright, it's mostly kids and teens (so far) getting sick with this, so parents, if your kids are sick, don't send them to school, don't drag them to your office - keep 'em home until they are no longer infectious, and stay there with them. You may have to use some of your vacation time - so be it. This likely won't circulate widely if everyone is repsonsible and STAYS HOME if they get ill.

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bobberboy 4 years, 11 months ago

Just like any other flu - just treat it and get with your lives.

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ljreader 4 years, 11 months ago

otherwise known as the dirty dozen.

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napoleon969 4 years, 11 months ago

That's it! 12 cases now. Its officially a pandemic.

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