Stepped up measures in Texas to combat Swine Flu

Stephen A. Frye s.frye at VERIZON.NET
Sun May 3 17:09:43 MDT 2009


At 03:35 PM 5/3/2009, you wrote:
>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.


Except for those who die.

Statistically it appears to be targeting children, but not 
babies.  The flu is usually most dangerous to the very young and the very old.

Time will tell.



Stephen A. Frye
s.frye at verizon.net 



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