Duh! Wadau, hapa Marekani watu wana haha ile mbaya kwa hofu ya kuambukizwa ugonjwa wa SWINE FLU! Mwaka juzi ilikuwa homa ya ndege (bird flu), mwaka huu ni homa ya nguruwe.
Nakuambia, mtu akikohoa, akipiga chafya, watu wanamtazama mara ishirini! Wanopanda kwenye suubway na masabi kwenda kazini wana wasiwasi kuwa wataambukizwa. Huko makazini, waliosafiri kwenda Mexico wanaambiwa wakae nyumbani mpaka walete vyeti kusema kuwa ni wazima wa afya. Wataalamu wanasema kuwa kiini (epicenter) cha huo ugonjwa ni Mexico.
Huko Scotland kuna mke na mume waliofunga ndoa hivo karibuni na walikuwa kwenye Honeymoon huko Mexico. Leo kuna habari kuwa wote wawili ni wagonjwa. Doh! Waliosafiri nao kwenye ndege ni wazima kweli?
Huo ugonjwa unaambukizwa kirahisi, hivyo mtu moja akiingia kwenye jengo, mamaia ya watu wanaweza kuumwa. Na huko Mexico maelefu ya watu wanaumwa na mamia wamekufa! Wataalamu wanasema huo ni mwanzo maelfu na maelfu ya watu wataaugua na kufa.
Mungu atunusuru kwa kweli. Kwa sasa bado hatujasikia kesi ya mtu hapa Massachusetts, lakini watu wavayo safiri safiri kwa gari, ndege, treni, lazime ugonjwa utaingia punde tu.
ATLANTA – The number of confirmed swine flu cases in the United States has jumped to 64, federal officials said Tuesday, and states reported at least four more.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the new count includes "a number of hospitalizations." CDC officials had previously said just one person had been hospitalized.
The CDC said there were 17 new cases in New York City, four more in Texas and three additional cases in California. That brings the total numbers of cases confirmed by federal officials to 45 in New York City, 10 in California, six in Texas, two in Kansas and one in Ohio.
State health officials in California have confirmed three other cases, and Indiana authorities have confirmed one.
The increase is not surprising. For days, CDC officials have said they expected to see more confirmed cases — and more severe illnesses. Health officials across the country have stepped up efforts to look for cases, especially among people with flu-like illness who had traveled to Mexico.
CDC officials also warned that updates in the number of confirmed cases would at time be disjointed, as different states announce new information before the CDC's national count is updated.