Swine Flu

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ATA Statement on Human Swine Flu Cases


WASHINGTON, April 24, 2009 – The Air Transport Association of America, (ATA) the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today commented on the news of human swine flu cases found in Mexico, Texas and California.
“ATA is following closely news about an outbreak of human swine flu in Mexico and whether it is linked to isolated cases of less severe flu in California and Texas. We are in communication with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and look to their public health experts for recommendations on whether any additional measures are needed to prevent spread of the disease by air travel. In the meantime, ATA member airlines will continue to comply with long-standing requirements to report any case of communicable disease on board aircraft flying to or within the United States.
“At this time CDC is not advising U.S. citizens postpone or forgo travel to Mexico, although we understand that they will be issuing an “outbreak notice” to inform travelers and provide reminders about standard and enhanced recommendations for the region.”
For more information, please see the CDC Swine Flu Web Page and Outbreak notices, along with tips for health travel, can be found at CDC Travelers’ Health Page.
ATA airline members and their affiliates transport more than 90 percent of all U.S. airline passenger and cargo traffic. For additional industry information, visit www.airlines.org.


Thank goodness Tilton is heading up the ATA at such an important time!
 

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We will see how this plays out. Was in Mexico last week, and no one seemed really worried about it.
 

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Yes, I hope they are correct, not ignorance is bliss....

We will see how this plays out. Was in Mexico last week, and no one seemed really worried about it.
Hope this doesn't develop into another "force majuer" event......

I remember the SARS outbreak causing quite a bit of pain to the asian carriers back a few years ago....
 

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I just came back from Chihuahua, and most of the ground and security personnel were wearing masks. I've heard it's more prevalent the farther south one goes.
 

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Heyas,

Swine are a common vector between birds and humans, and can contract both avian and human viruses.

Problem is that the viruses can recombine in an infected pig, and bingo, you have an avian virus that is communicable to humans.

This is why you keep your pigs and birds separate, and why this crap always comes from a third world country.

Nu
 

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There is more paranoia and fear to this than it warrants. Like 150 people total, worldwide have died. That is what % of the people on this planet? Like .000000000000000000001 percent?

This makes for good ratings and keeps Sanjay Gupta/CNN's ratings up there.
 

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There is more paranoia and fear to this than it warrants. Like 150 people total, worldwide have died. That is what % of the people on this planet? Like .000000000000000000001 percent?

This makes for good ratings and keeps Sanjay Gupta/CNN's ratings up there.
Hopefully your post will be validated in time. I'm not a germaphobe, but pilots and families will be at an increased risk. It will be interesting to watch.
 

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If you were attending a service academy in 1976 you may already have been vaccinated. The CDC used them as guinea pigs during the swine flu scare of that year and vaccinated the entire student population at the AF academy. There is some data to suggest that the vaccination may still protect you from it.
 

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....Pig's got personality.
 

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So this Mexican, a bird and a pig are in a bar and the pig winks and asks the bird, what do you call a Mexican with a rubber toe?

The bird says, I dunno.

Roberto gets up and walks out of the bar.
 
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Thank goodness Tilton is heading up the ATA at such an important time![/quote]


I wouldn't be surprized if the source of the swine virus won't be traced back to Tilton and Wacker Drive.
 

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Thank goodness Tilton is heading up the ATA at such an important time!


I wouldn't be surprized if the source of the swine virus won't be traced back to Tilton and Wacker Drive.
I'm sure other viruses have been.
 

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The media loves to stir us into a panic about anything-just look at the economy headlines, this swine flu, sars, etc...
 

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There is more paranoia and fear to this than it warrants. Like 150 people total, worldwide have died. That is what % of the people on this planet? Like .000000000000000000001 percent?

This makes for good ratings and keeps Sanjay Gupta/CNN's ratings up there.

One thing that separates the Swine virus from the Avian Flu, is that the Swine Flu is able to be passed from human to human, whereas the Avian Flu was not passed this way.

I agree about the media. Most of the news segments show people wearing face masks, etc.
 
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