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Wob

Wob

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#35702 15-Jun-2009 07:50
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My 13 year old son came up with the name when he heard that scientists were worried that the bird flu and swine flu viruses may mutate and combine with the human version.

Anyone got any experiences of the current pandemic? Or has someone even got the deadly (not so...)affliction?

One of my team members sent me a text this morning complaining of the Wine Flu, not as contageous, but certainly just as compelling.




 

 

Now based in Perth WA.



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lxsw20
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  #225130 15-Jun-2009 08:51
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Heh, reminds me of this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ManBearPig

Wob

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  #225200 15-Jun-2009 11:31
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That's probably where my boy got the idea - they're always watching South Park on their iPods




 

 

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w00t
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  #225203 15-Jun-2009 11:38
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I prefer the name "Hamthrax" myself!

One of our team was sent home with the sniffles after coming back from a course in Australia last week, but after testing it was a false alarm.

When there's a chance you may have been exposed, it astonishing to think how far it could have spread when you count everyone you and your family have been in contact with.



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  #225208 15-Jun-2009 12:00
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I live in a high school boarding house (supervisor). One of the other supervisors is in quarantine in the hostel, her daughter is one of the ones in chch that is under lockdown with it. She visited said daughter late last week, and has came back to blenheim in the weekend. God knows why they let her come back to marlborough and possibly spread it..

Looking forward to my week off Laughing

sjadd
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  #225227 15-Jun-2009 13:10
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lxsw20: Heh, reminds me of this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ManBearPig


Yes I must say that ManBearPig, and for that matter, The Mexican Staring Frog of Southern Sri Lanka still concern me more than Swine Flu at this stage.

Wob

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  #225229 15-Jun-2009 13:27
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From what I can see, it all seems to be just a load of media hype!

"Hamthrax" - Brilliant!!?!




 

 

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  #225289 15-Jun-2009 16:56
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hamthrax, lol...



bjhoogs
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  #225989 17-Jun-2009 21:47
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sjadd:
Yes I must say that ManBearPig, and for that matter, The Mexican Staring Frog of Southern Sri Lanka still concern me more than Swine Flu at this stage.


What about the possibility of y2k bug mutating into a more fatal strain?

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  #227199 21-Jun-2009 21:05
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Haha

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