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... Flu is caused by a virus. Viruses live in body cells and cannot survive and reproduce outside these cells. It is possible for a virus to survive in body fluids left on a surface for a while, but not for more than a few minutes. As the body cells in the fluid die, so do the viruses. ... (13 replies)
... that is they live and replicate within the confines of body cells. Each different type of virus has a different type of body cell it likes to attack. ... (13 replies)
... with the advent of antibiotics we all got slack on that stuff but back when TB was prevalent ppl took great care now we are back there. ... (13 replies)

... I'm scared about the swine flu epidemic and I was wondering. ... (13 replies)
... to large numbers of animals. Flu season has tended to originate in China from year to year because there are a large number of people in contact with chickens. The funny thing is, is that this whole thing about influenza spreading across the world happens EVERY SINGLE YEAR! ... (13 replies)
... Influenzavirus B has not been reported in swine. Within Influenzavirus A and Influenzavirus C, the strains endemic to swine and humans are largely distinct. ... (13 replies)
... Actually, under the right circumstances, flu viruses can live up to 2 weeks on a surface. However, they usually die within a few days at the worst, and most other viruses are less hardy. ... (13 replies)
... respiratory viruses like flu can cross species just from farmers hanging around with animals, or nursing sick ones. ... (13 replies)
... Highly unlikely pankaj. While I still agree universal precautions should be followed, this outbreak has been severely blown out of proportion by the media. ... (13 replies)
... Thank you for the info. I am constantly surprised by what I learn here...and fascinated. Glad you both came along. ... (13 replies)
... Hey youm know that the outbreak of swine flu could be the worst flu spread in last several decades. In such a situation it's always better to be safe than sorry. ... (13 replies)
... Oh thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!!!!! I have been telling this to people on another health site and they are just freaked out by the media reports. They keep pointing out that 100 people have died but they forget the population of Mexico city is over 25 million. ... (13 replies)
... Sorry, but did you say "interspecies sex act"? If so, forgive me, but does that mean what I think it means?! A human fooling around with one of a different, say, a pig? I'm assuming I've misunderstood and what you meant was a sex act between an infected pig and a healthy one. (13 replies)
... Well said Boosie--thanks. (13 replies)
... I am on prednisone for my asthma... I very well could die if I got it. Good luck and take care! ... (3 replies)
... I don't know about the strong immune system hurting you against the swine flu, but it kind of makes sense. ... (11 replies)
... Yikes! The opposite is more true. Most of the people that die from the flu have other very serious health problems and most of them are elderly. The number of people dying from the flu in the US is between 1,000 and 1,800. ... (16 replies)
Bird Flu
Jun 5, 2006
... ars before that. We still try to keep abreast of things. We have found that Elderberry extract or tincture works very well for knocking out flu bugs. Please read the article below which relates specifically to bird flu. We have found Nature's Answer Elderberry liquid extract to be effective, too. ... (7 replies)
... I know, I'm the big skeptic here, but it seems they report statins as the cure all for everything and now Bird Flu? ... (18 replies)
... You are probably shocked by the title of this thread, especially coming from me. ... (18 replies)

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