Quoting: arkay Quoting: rosie80 Quoting: arkay
do you know the area .. my father and family just came back from there and have a flue .. literally flew in three days ago .. Quoting: rosie80
Quoting from the link...The Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang has become the third province in Vietnam to report bird flu outbreak this year
I dont think that its time to go into panic mode yet, as I havent heard that it has directly transmitted, most but not all cases appear to be through direct contact with poultry.
Having said that, viruses can mutate in the course of just a day or so, so caution is really the very best suggestion anyone can offer.
Should they, or anyone else travelling to those regions begin to feel the slightest bit unwell, then the best advive is to get to your medico immediately.
Hope all is ok for your family.
Me too .. and happy I didn't meet up with them yet .. I wonder how far that is from Tay Ninh .. i am gonna google it .. I just know that they got sick after the flight and figured jet lag and now they are all sick ..
Without any undue waste of time, please contact the airline they were travelling on and do two things...
ONE) Tell them what has happened and that you are concerned, and ask if they've had any other requests for this info, on that particular flight, leave them your contact details.
They'll probably be wary of a lawsuit so put that to rest.
TWO) Im not too sure how you can do this as I'm not an American, but you should advise the CDC of your information and contact details.
Also, it might be a very good idea to suggest that your family members, all now that have been in direct contact, since their return, to place themselves into voluntary quarantine for a few days, get them to talk to their medico's and ask about these suggestions...PLEASE..
sorry, I dont want to over dramatize this but caution is better than the possible conseqences.
Again, I truely hope all will be well.
There are a few important things that probably should be mentioned here.
First and most important is that this NOT a blame game here.
The folks mentioned above did NOT have to travel to the particular region in Vietnam where the deaths have been reported.
All they had to do was be on an aircraft that carried someone who had been to either that region or who was in contact with someone else who had been.
Often tracking down the original point of origin is impossible to establish.
Next, people should realize that you can be carrying a bug for some period of time and show no symptoms, BUT at the same time you can be highly contagous.
This is why all medical health professionals strongly recommend careful and frequent hand washing, and these days in particulay, well it absolutely turns my stomach, when I see someone either sneeze or cough without completely covering their noses and mouth.
When you sneeze you emitt millions of microscopic droplets into the air and this is how these bugs get from one person to another.
Also, while you are on a plane, you should be made aware that its air supply, although "filtered" is re-circulated quite a but, and the "filtering" that they use is completely innefective with micro-organisms, you get NO protection at all.
If it was me, I'd be wearing a mask all the time Im on an international flight and I'd be changing it at regular intervals too.