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#1 of 4 Old 11-27-2003, 04:40 AM - Thread Starter
 
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any one knows any details? Were the kids high risk? Were they vacinated or not?
Mine are not for many reasons but some of my relatives are very scared now
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I believe the strain that hit Texas is the same strain that hit Colorado. And that strain was NOT one of the strains that is covered by the vaccination.
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Hey! Here is what I know.

Four kids have died. Two of them had pre-existing medical problems, two did not.

The strain that has hit Colorado is a mutation of the Panama strain, called the Fujian strain. One of the weird thing they are seeing with this version is gastrointestinal symptoms - vomiting, diarrhea...

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp.../health_flu_dc

I know it is Fox, but it has some good info.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,104228,00.html

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we are in Co and have the flu supposedly. Took dd to ER for what I thought was strep(the dr's offices's weren't open) and they culture came back neg so they tested for flu. came back positive. She was fevered and kind of lethargic and had a runny nose..that si about it..
ds came down with it yesterday and he is much more whiny and has only puked a few times.
dd was given an anti-viral med called amantadine...am sharing between the kids....
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