Tommy Haas has H1N1 flu

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  1. Fee

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    According to German Eurosport:

    http://de.eurosport.yahoo.com/02112009/73/atp-basel-tennisprofi-haas-schweinegrippe.html

    Google translation:

    Professional tennis player Tommy Haas was ill with swine flu. "I have a test done because I thought that I had swine flu. The test was positive," said the 31-year-old " Due to illness Haas had canceled his planned participation in the tournament in Basel this week.

    "Of course it was a shock for me," said Haas, for whom the season has ended early with them. "I am now, however, again reassured because I know that the swine flu is indeed a very hard form of flu, but if you're in good physical condition as I can fight this flu relatively quickly." At the last Masters tournament of the season next Monday in Paris-Bercy, but Haas will be missing.

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    This seems like the 10th season in a row that Tommy has suffered some type of stupid bad luck occurrence. Just horrible.

    Get well soon Tommy. See you next year.
     
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  2. zambo

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    Swine flu is not as bad as the media make it. More like a common cold. Anyway, he should be fine for the start of 2010.
     
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  3. Tommy has had real bad luck in his career, there has been nice glimpses of him but something always happens.
    Btw, so does Andre Sa, the doubles player from Brazil.
     
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  4. kOaMaster

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    and what? so far it's just a flu like every other flu you might catch anytime in the year.
     
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    Shoulder injury, several shoulder surgeries, badly sprained ankle, abdominal injuries, sinus infections, food poisoning, and now swine flu? What's next? Mono or AIDS? This has got to be the unluckiest guy ever to play pro tennis. It's like he's cursed or something. I think he had the potential to be a Top 5 player for the past decade if it not for all of these health problems. The guy is like a walking infirmary. :(

    I love the guy and he's got a beautiful game and I hope he gets well soon.
     
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  6. P_Agony

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    I had H1N1 last week, it wasn't so bad. Not pleasent while it lasted but that's about it. It's like a normal flu. Tommy will be fine.
     
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  7. flyinghippos101

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    +1, media is blowing this out of proportion while the regular flu on average kills 40,000 a year in the US alone!
     
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    Hope i don't come in contact with you anytime soon...
     
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    That's true, it isn't the Big Deal the media make out of it. Still, for a pro tennis player to bump into it is quite a bout of Bad Luck - and once again, the victim is Tommy Haas!
    Hope he gets well soon.
     
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    This is what happens with a one handed backhand: mono, back pain, H1N1.
     
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  11. el sergento

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    Tell that to the families of the perfectly healthy 12-35 y/o's that have died because of it. The common flu kills the very young, the very old and the sick. H1N1 has struck down people at their physical prime without any underlying illnesses.

    The media is over blowing it, in fact, more people die of obesity related complications than the flu each year. Nevertheless, it's a disease that deserves our attention and we all have to do our part to prevent the spread.

    It might be overblown, but we shouldn't trivialize the epidemic either.
     
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    One word...............KARMA! Apparently this guy is a gigantic @##hole. Even his countrymen don't support him.
     
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    are you a tamiflu salesman?

    it's like normal flu...
     
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  14. el sergento

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    No it's not. It's a new strain of the influenza virus that the population hasn't developed antibodies for. In 5 years it will be like a normal flu, for the time being it's a highly contagious disease with the potential to take down a healthy adult.

    Why must everything be so black or white?? It's neither ebola or a common cold. It is what it is.
     
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  15. P_Agony

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    What a sissy, it's just a flu!
     
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    Yes it is getting overblown by the media who are reporting the sensational details instead of sticking to facts. The number one reason that H1N1 scares people is the fatality rate in people under 30. The regular seasonal flu normally attacks the elderly and the chronically ill, but H1N1 is more fatal to young, mostly healthy people right now.

    The other reason this is somewhat worrisome is that Tommy may have exposed other players before he realized he was sick.
     
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    Well I hope he gets better....
     
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  18. Get well Tommy ?????? ??????
     
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    On a good note, he finished the season injury-free. Who knows what he might have injured had he played.
     
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    This is no big deal. I got swine flu. For about 4 days I was in bed sick, but I took Tamiflu and was completely back to normal within a week, from the very first symptom until nothing.
     
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    it doesn't make you a pig.
     
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    Hope he recovers nicely.
     
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    So whats going on with Jan Michael Gambill?
     
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    Get well, Tommy . . .
     
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    Tommy haas flu?
     
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    LOL...I was just kidding... :D
     
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    I have the ole' Swine right now, it does indeed suck but it doesn't require mass panic when you have it.
     
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    Tommy is tough and will be back to win some more tourneys.
     
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    Yeah it's no big deal unless you have a pre-existing condition (like diabetes), your at a vulnerable age (babies and elderly people) or if your extremely overweight.
     
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    There are reports today that Tommy is going to try to make it to Bercy after all. He has not withdrawn yet.
     
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    Oh dear!!!! I hope he gets and stays home for a few weeks. Also-Tommy,don't let anybody use/touch your towels. :(
     
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  34. pound cat

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    Worlwide H1N1 deaths 6,171

    Worldwide populaton...pushing 8 BILLION!!!!


    Talk about a low risk illness,,,,,,,,,,,,,



    ???????????
     
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    He really has had some bad luck.
     
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  36. Gugafan

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    Well he has played all the GS this year, so perhaps he cant argue considering the bad luck he had in the past...At the US Open he was outplaying Verdasco, ended up losing a tight match. I'm hoping he can bring his rich vain of form into Australia, where he has had some of his best results in slams. Go Tommy!.
     
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  37. Dave M

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    Yes it is but as said earlier on here it is hitting a different age group of people.THose in the woking age really who havent been exposed to anything like this bfore.IT's of the Type A family adn i think the last "swine" flu was in the 1970s.
    Gotta be careful though it'll still send you to hospital with IV's and all sorts.:(
     
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  38. Pwned

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    That is what happens with the flu every year, moron.
     
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    Tell that to my schoolmate who died from it.

    el sergento is right, and he's precise with describing what H1N1 is and isn't.
     
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  40. Pwned

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    People die from the flu every year.
     
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    LOL,,, why is that a shock to him ? H1N1 is everywhere..
     
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    Wrong, the seasonal flu doesn't mutate as drastically year to year and therefore, although not completely imune, most people will have already encountered a similar virus in there lifetime therefore minimizing the impact.

    H1N1 is so substantially different that the vast majority of the population has no imunization for it.

    If it were the same as seasonal flu, as you inists it is, ask youself this: how come the seasonal flu and H1N1 will require different vaccines??

    ................ you moron.

    BTW, I can't beleive your name is actually Pwned, did you only just discover the internet?? Are you going to call me a noob now?
     
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    He probably had an underlying condition. The normal flu may have had devastating affects on him too. Still, not nice too hear about though.

    Yup.^^ He's right..
     
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    5000 people in Canada died from the seasonal flu in 2008.
     
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    I had it. Wasn't so awful. It goes away in a week or so.
     
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    Breakpoint, at least you do agree with me that he's a good-looking man and he can get any women, right?
     
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    pig flu sucks
     
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    If this Virus Mutates and turns into more of a deadly strain, it could kill up to 20-30 million people around the world. i have heard this...
     
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    Dec 12, 2012 can't come soon enough. The Murians will save us...
     
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    what is Murain? are these Mouse men ??:confused:
     
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