Winnie the Pooh and Piglet Reflect on Swine Flu


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  1. I’ve gotten it by email from at least 4 people since Monday… although in the email, Pooh thinks:

    “If the pig sneezes, he’s fuckin’ dead!”

    • Edger on May 7, 2009 at 14:46

    Mexico swine flu death toll jumps

    Updated: 07:08, Thursday May 7, 2009

    Mexico has raised its swine flu death toll from 29 to 42.

    Health Minister Jose Angel Cordova says the number of patients with confirmed infections has risen from 913 to 1,070.

    Meantime, The World Health Organisation’s flu chief Keiji Fukuda says its global tally of confirmed cases of swine flu has risen to 1,490 as a result of most of the new confirmations came from Mexico.

    He provided reporters in Geneva with no immediate breakdown of the cases and fatality figures.

    Monday’s swine flu tally by WHO had been 1,085 cases, with 26 deaths.

    WHO lags behind the numbers reported by countries since it only updates its tally after receiving formal, written notification from governments.

    44 people have now died from the virus, including two people in the US.

    Regular flu has killed thousands since January

    Since January, more than 13,000 people have died of complications from seasonal flu, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s weekly report on the causes of death in the nation.

    No fewer than 800 flu-related deaths were reported in any week between January 1 and April 18, the most recent week for which figures were available.

    The report looks at deaths in the 122 largest cities in the United States.

    Worldwide, the annual death toll from the flu is estimated to be between 250,000 and 500,000.

    Microscopic Terrists! Billions of ’em!


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