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Posted Aug 22, '12 at 4:45pm

nnoaheec12

nnoaheec12

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So, apparently there is this new virus that started in Texas, and has now spread to over 38 states. There are 47 reported deaths as of right now. Feel free to post anything about this.

 

Posted Aug 22, '12 at 6:22pm

partydevil

partydevil

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you know every year thousands of people die from the common cold.

the thing whit these kind of things is, that it is only interesting if it gets out of hand.
untill then.. bah whatever.

 

Posted Aug 22, '12 at 9:55pm

Jefferysinspiration

Jefferysinspiration

3,236 posts

the thing whit these kind of things is, that it is only interesting if it gets out of hand


I don't know. I think the unknown element is kind of panicky.
Like with Swine Flu, when it was so unknown, no cure, it was pretty bad.
 

Posted Aug 22, '12 at 10:24pm

partydevil

partydevil

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the swine flu was getting out of hand in some places.
these new viruses and things like that happen all the time.
most of the time however are they harmless for humans. or fails the virus or bacteria to get any attention, and are our bodies strong enough to defeat it. and defend our body.

call me back when the 1st 300 have died =)

 

Posted Aug 22, '12 at 10:28pm

Jefferysinspiration

Jefferysinspiration

3,236 posts

Yeah, they start off as harmless but then spread.
Shouldn't the possibility of it be worrying from the beginning?

 

Posted Aug 22, '12 at 10:31pm

partydevil

partydevil

5,119 posts

example:
remember the EHEC-bacteria. that holded grasp on europe in the summer of 2011?
still today we don't know what it was or were it actually came from.
except that it's family of the E.coli-bacteria.
it was gone as fast as it came.

sure some people died of it. but was it worth the hype?

 

Posted Aug 22, '12 at 10:38pm

Jefferysinspiration

Jefferysinspiration

3,236 posts

sure some people died of it. but was it worth the hype?


Ha, i laughed at that.
No i totally get where you're coming from. There's so many viruses that we're unaware off that don't even affect us. I'm just very iffy about these things, as i tend to catch them.
 

Posted Aug 22, '12 at 11:00pm

thepyro222

thepyro222

2,187 posts

It's just the media blowing something relatively normal way out of proportion. The news does these kinds of things quite often. I think that it's not a huge deal, and most of the people who die are either very old, or very young, meaning that their immune systems are still developing. People like this die from the common cold.

 

Posted Aug 22, '12 at 11:20pm

dair5

dair5

3,475 posts

call me back when the 1st 300 have died =)


I didn't think it was a big deal either. But then I found this.

Since 1999, more than 30,000 people in the United States have been reported as getting sick with West Nile virus.

Almost 13,000 of the individuals who have been reported as having West Nile virus since 1999 have been seriously ill, and more than 1,200 have died


The rest of the link doesn't relate to the topic at all. Just put there in case anyone wanted to know where the quotes came from.

So it's not a huge deal, but it's a much bigger problem than I realized.
[url=http://www.cdc.gov/features/StopMosquitoes/]

Theres also this [url=http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/Mapsactivity/surv&control11MapsAnybyState.htm]
 

Posted Aug 22, '12 at 11:23pm

dair5

dair5

3,475 posts

Okay... Something is wrong with my laptop. It's acting weird. I was going to finish by saying that I was really surprised at it's size in America. Oh, and the links where supposed to work.

 
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