Two Augusta military cases probable new flu

Wednesday, May 6, 2009 4:32 PM
Last updated 10:46 PM
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Two members of the military from Augusta are probable cases of novel influenza virus A H1N1 but it is unclear whether they are in the Augusta area or are currently stationed in Texas, a Georgia health official said Wednesday.

They are among four new probable cases of the new virus; those cases have a more than 95 percent chance of being confirmed.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notified the state of the two cases Wednesday morning, said Dr. Susan Lance, senior director of the office of protection and safety for the Georgia Division of Public Health. Because the military appears to send all of its suspected cases to Texas for testing, it is unclear where the military members might be, Dr. Lance said. Georgia’s first confirmed case was a woman from Kentucky so she is counted by the CDC as a Kentucky case even though she was tested and diagnosed in Georgia, she said.

“Just in that way, these two people are Georgia residents so they are going to be called Georgia cases,” Dr. Lance said. “But it’s unclear exactly where they resided and where they were actually ill.” They are simply listed as Augusta area residents, she said.

The military sends its cases to CDC to notify the states, she said. Dr. Lance believes that both Augusta cases were men but could provide no other details.

The two other probable cases are an 8-year-old Clayton County girl and a 13-year-old boy in Henry County. There are 22 specimens still being processed Wednesday morning. The probable cases are sent to the CDC for confirmation. So far, the state has had four confirmed cases of the novel H1N1.

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Nero
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Nero 05/06/09 - 05:01 pm
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More no news - please let

More no news - please let this issue drop until/if it becomes serious.

youbetcha
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youbetcha 05/06/09 - 05:22 pm
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I agree... mountain out of

I agree... mountain out of mole hill!

LadyCisback
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LadyCisback 05/06/09 - 05:52 pm
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all of these news about the

all of these news about the flu and pandemic are just putting people into panic mode.. it's not good because things can get out of hand..

GuyIncognito
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GuyIncognito 05/06/09 - 07:26 pm
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We're all doomed!!! =)

We're all doomed!!! =)

Does_it_really_matter
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Does_it_really_matter 05/06/09 - 08:30 pm
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That headline was written

That headline was written really strangely

Edward1968
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Edward1968 05/06/09 - 08:41 pm
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I agree

I agree Does_it_really_matter.

SargentMidTown
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SargentMidTown 05/06/09 - 10:37 pm
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Buy stock in the Funeral

Buy stock in the Funeral home business while it is low and sell high. http://www.sci-corp.com/SCICORP/home.aspx

This flu should be enough to up the death rates to help funeral home stock go up.

MJ
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MJ 05/06/09 - 10:37 pm
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Um..why does the headline on

Um..why does the headline on the home page read "Two Augusta military cases of new flu" when they are PROBABLE! That means NO RESULTS and NO PROOF that they live here. Stop with the sensationalism already. We're tired of the false hype.

SargentMidTown
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SargentMidTown 05/06/09 - 10:50 pm
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Death will not be cheated.

Death will not be cheated. The population is too big and nature will cull the population.

MJ
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MJ 05/06/09 - 11:03 pm
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Death will not be cheated?

Death will not be cheated? What a cliche. Of course death not be "cheated". Death is a process that starts the minute you are born. None of us will get out alive.

SargentMidTown
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SargentMidTown 05/06/09 - 11:16 pm
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My point is to buy funeral

My point is to buy funeral home stock while the share price is at pre epidemic prices.

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NoPartyFan 05/07/09 - 09:34 am
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Swine Flu first broke out at

Swine Flu first broke out at Fort Dix in 1976. That's the same place that does research on biological weapons and is where the anthrax came from after 9/11. About 500 soldiers got it and one died. Officials there developed an unneeded vaccine after the pandemic didn't develop. It left many paralyzed. One scientist, who has examined the Ebola virus and HIV/AIDS, concluded that the current H1N1 possesses certain transmission ‘vectors’ that suggest that the new flu strain has been genetically-manufactured as a military biological warfare weapon. I certainly hope that there are not a few bad apples at Fort Dix or somewhere else who are trying to influence public opinion and change the national media conversation away from torture .

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