April 26, 2009
1 hour, 55 minutes ago
OTTAWA - Canadian health officials are rushing to contain the spread of swine flu through human contact after at least a half-dozen cases were confirmed in Nova Scotia and British Columbia.
Cases in both provinces were linked to Mexican travel - but unlike the deadly outbreak in that country, the illnesses in Nova Scotia and B.C. patients were so mild that none required hospitalization.
Federal Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq told an Ottawa news conference that all the Canadians affected are recovering. But she also warned that "these cases are likely not the last we'll see in Canada."
David Butler-Jones, the chief public health officer for the federal government, also cautioned against complacency.,
The fact that only mild cases have been reported so far "doesn't mean we won't see either some more severe illness or potentially deaths," said Butler-Jones.
"There's many reasons to treat this seriously . . . . No one should lull themselves into thinking that everything's just fine."
Aglukkaq said she' been in touch with her provincial and territorial counterparts and has ordered the Public Health Agency of Canada to alert border authorities, quarantine officers and other officials.
For the time being, however, she told the general public to concentrate on "important but very simple precautions."
They include the standard advice for people to wash their hands frequently, cover their mouths and noses when they cough or sneeze and stay home and avoid contact with others if they feel ill.
The minister also advised anyone who has recently visited Mexico and has developed flu-like symptoms to see a doctor without delay.
In Vancouver, Danuta Skowronski, of B.C.'s Centre for Disease Control, told reporters that so far there is no sign in Canada of the severe respiratory illness that Mexico has been grappling with.
"This swine influenza virus does not automatically mean hospitalization and death," she said. "It may have just the typical influenza-type presentation and symptoms . . . This is not necessarily scary monsters."
But, like Aglukkaq, she warned that Canadian experts expect more cases in this country and said the public-health system remains on high alert.
Skowronski said the two people on the B.C. Lower Mainland who have contracted the flu have been asked to "self-isolate" but have not been quarantined.
Four students from King's-Edgehill School, a private high school in Windsor, N.S., have been placed in isolation. One of them recently travelled to Mexico. Health authorities in Nova Scotia say their symptoms are mild.
The illness has proven itself to be potentially deadly. Up to 86 people have died in Mexico as a result of swine flu. About 1,300 have been diagnosed with the sickness since April 13.
Health authorities in Nova Scotia said Sunday the students reported fatigue, muscle aches and coughing, but nothing out of the ordinary for people who suffer from the flu.
Nova Scotia's chief public health officer, Dr. Robert Strang, said the four "very mild" cases of swine flu were detected in students ranging in age from 12 to 17 or 18. All are recovering, he said.
"It was acquired in Mexico, brought home and spread," Strang said.
Health officials urged anyone who thinks they might be ill with flu-like symptoms to stay away from work or school, wash their hands and avoid coughing into their hands.
Although four students at the school have reported getting sick, only one of them went on a school trip to Mexico between April 1 and 8.
Health officials say between 20 and 23 students were on the trip.
"We have to keep things in perspective - it is a mild illness," Strang said.
Although health officials say four students have tested positive for swine flu, 11 of 17 students they have contacted so far who were on the trip to Mexico did get ill.
Because swine flu is so new, most laboratories don't have tests to identify them, and they show up as untypeable influenza A when tests are run.
Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon told CTV the federal cabinet has set up an operations committee and has been monitoring the swine flu situation closely.
Foreign Affairs has posted information on its website on the health situation in Mexico but is not telling Canadians to stay away from the country.
FEAR IS A HUGE ISSUE
IF PEOPLE START DIEING THAT ARE NOT INTO MEDICAL, DON'T DO DRUGS AND NEVER DID THE FLUE VACCINATIONS...THEN PEOPLE HAD BETTER WAKE UP AND PLAY IT COOL THIS SUMMER; BECAUSE THE EVIL PEOPLE MAY BE PLAYING THEIR EVIL GAMES VIA OUR AIR OR FOOD SUPPLIES, ETC....
OTHERWISE IF ONLY PEOPLE WHO TOOK THEIR YEARLY FLUE SHOT DIE, WELL????? THEY ARE THAT STUPID AND GET WHAT THEY ASKED FOR....YOU PLAY WITH SNAKES AND YOU WILL DIE FROM THEIR VENDOM (SHOTS)...ABOUT THAT SIMPLE.
I HAVE ALWAYS SUGGESTED 1 DROP PURE OREGANO DAILY FOR LIFE AND HOPEFULLY SOME FORM OF OLIVE LEAF AND PLANT CALCIUM/IODINE, ETC. DAILY FOR LIFE FOR "NORMAL" TIMES....
WITH THE FEARS OF FLUE, ETC...NOW, I WOULD SUGGEST 3 DROPS PURE OREGANO.
STORED AWAY A PERSON SHOULD HAVE:
1 KILO PURE OREGANO OIL
4 OZ DESERT PARSLEY
20 BAGS OF A FARM PRODUCT EXPLAINED IN WHAT WAS CALLED BOOK III ON THE OLD SCHOOL WEBSITE
IN MY THEORY
BE DOING 1 ALL "N" ONE KIT PER MONTH AND IF THE FLUE IS NEAR YOU, TAKE 2 KITS PER MONTH; IF PEOPLE HAVE DIED WITHIN 5 MILESOF YOU OF FLUE, THEN MAKE THAT 4 KITS PER MONTH...
2 MILLION PEOPLE DIE PER WEEK? THEN UP THAT TO 1 KIT PER WEEK ALONG WITH 8 DROPS PURE OREGANO DAILY.
IN 1918 AN ESTIMATED 50 MILLION DIED OF GERM WARFARE GONE BAD CALLED A "SWINE FLUE"....IT WAS A VACCINE GONE BAD THAT WAS GIVEN TO SOLDIERS THAT SPREAD MUSTARD GAS....THESE SOLDIERS CAME BACK TO AMERICA AND BREATHED ON THEIR FAMILIES AND NEIGHBORS AND KILLED 50 MILLION OF THEM.....SAME DEAL AS THE GULF WAR SOLDIERS, MANY CAME HOME AND BREATHED ON THEIR KIDS AND WIFE AND THEY DIED.....AND THE GOVERNMENT KEPT IT HUSHED UP..
THE GOVERNMENTS WANT THE POPULATIONS LOWERED TO 1945 RATES...KNOWN AS OPERATION CLOVER LEAF SOME YEARS AGO....IF ANOTHER 50-100 MILLION OF YOU DIE? THEY WOULD ALL HAVE SMILES ON THEIR FACES AND THE COOKIE SHEETS BE HOT FOR A FEW MONTHS AS THEY BURNED THE BODY BAGS.
BACK IN 1918 THEY PUT THE 50 MILLION IN GOAL MINES AND SHIPPED THOUSANDS/MILLIONS TO ALASKA AND BURRIED THEM IN GIGANTIC TRENCHES....YET THE EVIL PUBLIC SCHOOLS NEVER TEACH THE CHILDREN ANY TRUTHS...THEY LIE AND AVOID THE TRUTHS WHEN IT COMES TO THE GOVERNMENT THAT OWNS THE SCHOOLS AND CHURCHES VIA TAX $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.
DR. JOHN R. CHRISTOPHER WARNED THAT PEOPLE WOULD DIE IN ABOUT 50 YEARS AND THAT FOR 7 YEARS NO HERBS/MEDICINES WOULD BE AVAILABLE.......WHO WANTS TO GUESS IF THAT 50 YEARS IS NOT JUST ABOUT UP! HE HAS BEEN DEAD FOR ALONG TIME NOW!
HE WARNED THE HUMANS HAD BETTER HAVE 5 GALLONS OF ANTI-PLAGUE PER ADULT PER HOUSE BEFORE THE PLAGUE STRIKES..OTHERWISE YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO FINE ANYTHING ONCE ALL HELL BREAKS OUT.
ONCE A PLAGUE BROKE OUT AND A FEW MILLION DIED.....AN OUNCE OF OREGANO WOULD BE WORTH ALL YOUR GUNS, ALL YOUR AND AMMO AND 1/2 YOUR FOOD AND ALL YOUR $$$$$$$$$ WORTHLESS UNLESS YOU CAN BURN IT TO KEEP WARM.
ONCE 200 MILLION DIED AS SUGGESTED WOULD HAPPEN DAY 3 OF BIRD FLUE, THEN THAT SAME OUNCE OF OREGANO WOULD DEMAND ALL YOUR GOODS....BECAUSE ONCE YOUR DEAD, ALL YOU HAD IS WORTHLESS TO YOU!
SO WHY IN THE HELL DIDN'T THE USA MAKE THE LARGEST MEMORIAL IN AMERICAN HISTORY FOR THE 50 MILLION MURDERED AMERICANS?????????????????????????????? NO, THE BASTARDS COVERED IT UP AND THEN MADE MORE AS THEY WERE HAPPY THEY CREATED A WEAPON OF MASSIVE DESTRUCTION...
THE USSR AND USA HAVE MISSLES THAT CARRY ENOUGH TB TO WIPE OUT THE EARTH...THEY ARE THE BASTARDS THAT EXPERIMENT WITH WITH GERMS TO CONTROL WHO LIVES AND WHO DIES....ANYONE EVEN HAVE A CLUE HOW MANY AFRICANS THEY MURDERED IN THE PAST 60 YEARS? SO THEY NOW CAN MOVE IN CHINESE SLAVES....