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Originally posted by Hx3_1963
reply to post by ZombieSlayer
At this point???
WHO knows! Really...they do...
There's H1N1, H1N5, H3N2, H2N3? and several strains of each mentioned so far...
All very confusing
[edit on 5/15/2009 by Hx3_1963]
The estimation of 100,000 cases is 2 orders of magnitude lower than the confirmed cases and may be two more orders of magnitude below the real number, The latest CDC numbers show 2X the number of swine H1N1 over seasonal H1N1 and H3N2 combined. Swine H1N1 is easily outpacing seasonal flu and the only slowdown is in the actual testing, not the spread.
1 hour ago · FluTracker · H1N1 FluTracker
Influenza A(H1N1) - update 30
16 May 2009 -- As of 07:00 GMT, 16 May 2009, 36 countries have officially reported 8451 cases of influenza A(H1N1) infection.
Mexico has reported 2895 laboratory confirmed human cases of infection, including 66 deaths. The United States has reported 4714 laboratory confirmed human cases, including four deaths. Canada has reported 496 laboratory confirmed human cases, including one death. Costa Rica has reported nine laboratory confirmed human cases, including one death.
The following countries have reported laboratory confirmed cases with no deaths - Argentina (1), Australia (1), Austria (1), Belgium (2), Brazil (8), China (4), Colombia (11), Cuba (3), Denmark (1), Ecuador (1), El Salvador (4), Finland (2), France (14), Germany (14), Guatemala (3), Ireland (1), Israel (7), Italy (9), Japan (4), Netherlands (3), New Zealand (9), Norway (2), Panama (43), Peru (1), Poland (1), Portugal (1), Republic of Korea (3), Spain (100), Sweden (2), Switzerland (1), Thailand (2), and the United Kingdom (78).
More at Link...
Swine flu epidemic fear grows, world on alert
Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:05pm EDT
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Governments around the world rushed on Sunday to check the spread of a new type of swine flu that has killed up to 81 people in Mexico and infected around a dozen in the United States.
Mexicans huddled in their homes while U.S. hospitals tracked patients with flu symptoms and other countries imposed health checks at airports as the World Health Organization warned the virus had the potential to become a pandemic.
The epidemic has snowballed into a monster headache for Mexico, already grappling with a violent drug war and economic slowdown, and has quickly become one of the biggest global health scares in years.
Originally posted by Hx3_1963
Shastaha: OMG! If ur so scared in getting swine flu then practice UNIVERSAL PRECAUTIONS! Be sure to handwash, handwash, handwash! less than 20 seconds ago from web
Edit: Star Trek is in the "Top 10" Tweets...but not H1N1 or SwineFlu
[edit on 5/16/2009 by Hx3_1963]
Nearly 400 students stayed home Friday, many because they were ill and others because their parents didn’t want them exposed.
Friday’s 12 positive tests came from the first 13 samples sent to the lab.
Because the symptoms were wide-ranging and spread so quickly without a clear originating case, school and health officials were initially skeptical it was swine flu.