A shocking sport growing in popularity over in Japan is Pig Rodeo – or as some call it, Swine Surfing. Tricia Takanawa, our Asian correspondent, travelled overseas to investigate. She summarizes it as “a one stop thrill ride to mud and death, as these pigs are smothered in gelatinous swine flu serum”. Wow.
PAO researchers this morning made a massive discovery in the evolution of H1N1, also known as the dreaded Swine Flu. Formerly known as the Bird Flu, Swine Flu until now has been a slow spreading pandemic, passed only from human to human, after the intial pig-man spit swap that started this all.
In this photo captured this morning, PAO has discovered that Swine Flu has now become “active”, meaning, its COMING FOR YOU. Initial conclusions are that the pigs are attacking our shores sporadically, coming from the tropics. Beware – no matter how cute that pig is, if you see him at the beach, GTFO of the water. IMMEDIATELY.
Tanimura & Antle, Inc. of Salinas, Calif., issued the recall for its Tanimura & Angle wrapped single whole-head romaine lettuce, banded single whole-head romaine lettuce and naked (unwrapped) single whole-head romaine on July 21. The nationwide recall applies to lettuce purchased before July 23.
The move comes after the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture tested positive for salmonella. No illnesses have been reported. The lettuce affected by the recall was harvested between June 25 and July 2, and should be past its shelf life, company officials said.
Its true. Shaking hands gives you Swine Flu. Beware.
Neil Swidey, writing for the Boston Globe, says “Last month, swine flu officially became a pandemic. Public health officials have said so-called “social distancing” strategies — sharply reducing contact with others — have proved most effective in slowing the spread of previous outbreaks, such as the 1918 flu pandemic. And they told us to cut down on our handshakes as much as we could. Northeastern University heeded the advice, asking its graduates not to shake hands when receiving their diplomas during the school’s commencement ceremony in May.”
GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday that the H1N1 flu pandemic was the fastest-moving pandemic ever and that it was now pointless to count every case.
The United Nations agency, which declared an influenza pandemic on June 11, revised its requirements so that national health authorities need only report clusters of severe cases or deaths caused by the new virus or unusual clinical patterns.
“The 2009 influenza pandemic has spread internationally with unprecedented speed. In past pandemics, influenza viruses have needed more than six months to spread as widely as the new H1N1 virus has spread in less than six weeks,” it said in a statement on the new strain, commonly known as swine flu.
It has become nearly impossible for health authorities and laboratories to keep count of individual cases — which have mostly been mild — as the virus spreads, according to the 193 member-state agency.
The new flu strain can be treated by antivirals such as Roche Holding’s Tamiflu or GlaxoSmithKline’s Relenza, but many patients recover without medical treatment.
Flu experts say at least a million people are infected in the United States alone, and the WHO says the pandemic is unstoppable.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The new strain of H1N1 flu is causing “something different” to happen in the United States this year — perhaps an extended year-round flu season that disproportionately hits young people, health officials said on Thursday.