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Oct. 3rd, 2005 @ 11:34 pm Scary
How scary is this: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000082&sid=aUwBPFLlVZyM&refer=canada

A respiratory illness has killed 6 and made another 68 people sick (all from one nursing home) and they have no idea what it is!

EDIT:

Additional article in the Globe.

It's good to know they are spreading them all over the city:
Since the illness spread at the 250-bed facility, 30 residents, many suffering from fits of coughing and other flu-like symptoms, have been admitted to seven different hospitals across Greater Toronto.
Who does she think she is?
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From:moo
Date:October 4th, 2005 05:29 am (UTC)
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That is well odd. I hope they've locked down and quarantined that facility.
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From:neeroc
Date:October 4th, 2005 01:05 pm (UTC)
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Last I heard they hadn't. They were following SARS protocol - washing hands, gloves, masks and no visitors, but no quarantine. Here is a quote from another article:

Since the illness spread at the 250-bed facility, 30 residents, many suffering from fits of coughing and other flu-like symptoms, have been admitted to seven different hospitals across Greater Toronto.

So they are spreading them all over the city. Sigh.
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From:mikeinthemoment
Date:October 4th, 2005 01:07 pm (UTC)
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In light of this news, I would like to formally announce that:

..*ahem*...

"We're all gonna dieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!" *runs around like a madman*
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From:neeroc
Date:October 4th, 2005 01:48 pm (UTC)
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I knew I could count on you for a well-reasoned and sensible reaction! *g*

Just wait until all those snow birds head your way!
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From:mikeinthemoment
Date:October 4th, 2005 01:56 pm (UTC)
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Ack!!!!!!!!!!

*runnnnnnnzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz*
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From:caramaea
Date:October 4th, 2005 09:35 pm (UTC)
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Yipes.
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