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Rapidly Progressive flu like symptoms/1 dead others infected/ Putnam Prison in Indiana

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PUTNAMVILLE, Ind. (January 24, 2016)–An offender at the Putnamville Correctional Facility has died after being diagnosed with rapidly progressive flu-like symptoms.

Another man is hospitalized and is on a ventilator for support.

Indiana Correction officials say they are dealing with an outbreak of patients with progressive viral like symptoms with several patients progressing to severe shortness of breath and pneumonia like symptoms.

The Indiana Department of Correction activate an influenza control plan after several inmates became ill at the beginning of last week.

Currently, nine offenders  are undergoing close observation at Terre Haute Regional Hospital and a similar number are being treated at the medical observation unit at the correctional facility.

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http://fox59.com/2016/01/24/offender-at-putnamville-correctional-dies-from-flu-like-symptoms/

CDC is in on this along with the State Health Department. I wonder what's going to shake out on this one? I hope they contain this thing, sounds damn serious to me. 

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Been there done that! The flu going around this season is a bitach....I was flat on my back for 10 days. The good news is, I'm now immune to whatever that crap was. If it doesn't kill you, It makes you stronger!

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Apparently there is some new virus going around.

The Zika virus - latest word is it's Worldwide and spreading

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10 minutes ago, DarkKnightNomeD said:

Apparently there is some new virus going around.

The Zika virus - latest word is it's Worldwide and spreading

Zika is from mosquitoes...That's not happening in North America right now..its too cold..

Symptoms, Diagnosis, & Treatment

Symptoms

  • About 1 in 5 people infected with Zika virus become ill (i.e., develop Zika).
  • The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, or conjunctivitis (red eyes). Other common symptoms include muscle pain and headache. The incubation period (the time from exposure to symptoms) for Zika virus disease is not known, but is likely to be a few days to a week.
  • The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting for several days to a week.
  • Zika virus usually remains in the blood of an infected person for a few days but it can be found longer in some people.
  • Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon.
  • Deaths are rare.

http://www.cdc.gov/zika/symptoms/

 

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5 minutes ago, CGK said:

Zika is from mosquitoes...That's not happening in North America right now..its too cold..

Symptoms, Diagnosis, & Treatment

Symptoms

  • About 1 in 5 people infected with Zika virus become ill (i.e., develop Zika).
  • The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, or conjunctivitis (red eyes). Other common symptoms include muscle pain and headache. The incubation period (the time from exposure to symptoms) for Zika virus disease is not known, but is likely to be a few days to a week.
  • The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting for several days to a week.
  • Zika virus usually remains in the blood of an infected person for a few days but it can be found longer in some people.
  • Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon.
  • Deaths are rare.

http://www.cdc.gov/zika/symptoms/

 

They are shelling this stupid virus out like it's from Pestilence himself. lol

Damn FB feed is letting the Idiots news feed through, I need to fix that tomorrow. :huh:

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47 minutes ago, DarkKnightNomeD said:

They are shelling this stupid virus out like it's from Pestilence himself. lol

Damn FB feed is letting the Idiots news feed through, I need to fix that tomorrow. :huh:

Dk....Its all about fear. Be afraid...very afraid. Pharmaceutical companies report that they don't have a pill or an immunization for the disease-du-jour and it  might kill you.

I'm still confused as to how mankind has lived on this planet for a billion years and consistently managed to reproduce without Viagra. It must be a miracle.

:lol_alpha:

 

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8 hours ago, CGK said:

Dk....Its all about fear. Be afraid...very afraid. Pharmaceutical companies report that they don't have a pill or an immunization for the disease-du-jour and it  might kill you.

I'm still confused as to how mankind has lived on this planet for a billion years and consistently managed to reproduce without Viagra. It must be a miracle.

:lol_alpha:

 

:qFbfZwK: LOL

 

Zika virus expected to spread throughout Americas: WHO

http://news.yahoo.com/zika-virus-expected-spread-throughout-americas-115045026.html

 

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