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Top flu expert warns of a swine flu-bird flu mix
20 minutes ago
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Bird flu kills more than 60 percent of its human victims, but doesn't easily pass from person to person. Swine flu can be spread with a sneeze or handshake, but kills only a small fraction of the people it infects.
So what happens if they mix?
Originally posted by Aeons
People who are in richer nations will be far less likely to die of any pandemic. Increased mortality is tied closely to income levels.
THAT is why there is less mortality than in Mexico. Mexico is a developing nation. The USA and Canada are First World nations.
The reason for the virus being "less severe" correlates (just as most are) to the economic wealth of the the people and nation in question. There are studies about this.
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8 May 2009 -- As of 06:00 GMT, 8 May 2009, 24 countries have officially reported 2384 cases of influenza A (H1N1) infection.
Patients who have Tamiflu capsules that have recently expired should not dispose of them because they might be needed during a novel influenza A/H1N1 pandemic," the London-based agency said.
It also issued guidance that in a declared pandemic children under the age of one should receive Tamiflu because the benefits would outweigh the risks.
The agency said it also concluded after a review of available data for Tamiflu and Relenza that pregnant and breastfeeding women should also be prescribed the drugs if needed during a pandemic.
VeratectMexico, Guerrero: Nine Additional Cases of Influenza A (H1N1) Confirmed; Total Reaches 19 Confirmed Cases in State #swineflu
2 minutes ago from web
VeratectUS, South Dakota: CDC Confirms First Case of Influenza A (H1N1) in State; Identified in Minnehaha County #swineflu
5 minutes ago from web
VeratectNetherlands: New Confirmed Case of Influenza A (H1N1); Travel to Mexico Noted