Stepped up measures in Texas to combat Swine Flu
ernielane at VERIZON.NET
Sun May 3 16:35:15 MDT 2009
William White wrote:
> Other factors may be at play, such as cultural habits and the status of
> a individual's complex immune system.
> Victor Frankel, who spent years in the Nazi concentration camps in
> wooden bunks that slept 15 men tightly packed, says that durning the
> period he never had so much as a sniffle. There is a lot more to the
> spread of a virus than proximity and confinement. When overwhelming
> disease microbes meet a lowered immune system, disease can thrive,
> This helps explain why hospitals can be high risk zones for contamination.
It's pretty clear that even if you get it, the swine flu is _very_ mild.
> --- On *Sat, 5/2/09, Stephen A. Frye /<s.frye at VERIZON.NET>/* wrote:
> Flus and colds are transmitted freely in enclosed areas. The virus
> has a captive audience. That's the primary reason there are so many
> colds in the winter; more people stay cooped up for longer in
> enclosed, non-ventilated areas.
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