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Officials from the World Health Organization today cautioned the public against jumping to any conclusions about the virulence of the swineflu virus, and President Obama said that since the disease is caused by a new strain of the influenza virus, officials are concerned that it could cause more serious disease as it spreads.
Some observers have questioned whether reports have been too alarmist about the new virus, which, outside of Mexico, has resulted in relatively mild symptoms. But Gregory Hartl, spokesman for the WHO, told reporters in a conference call that the devastating Spanish Influenza started out very mild in the spring of 1918, "only to reappear in the autumn of 1918 with a vengeance." That epidemic killed at least 50 million people around the globe.
If any of the cases turn out to be positive, Culver has said he will implement a state public health disaster declaration in Iowa.
The disaster declaration would allow state officials to purchase and distribute anti-virals and other medical supplies and deploy public health response teams. It also allows the state to take measures to stop the spread of disease, including isolation or quarantine of infected people.
Culver said more than 90 percent of probable cases sent to the CDC for testing have come back positive.
Originally posted by elitegamer23
reply to post by xoxo stacie
if only the mask actually worked. im just starting to think we all most likely will run into this bug at some time. i havent had the flu for years either so im hoping that doesnt work against me.
Originally posted by xoxo stacie
If you are having breathing problem’s or sore throat drink hot chocolate made with real dark cocoa. (Normally in baking section of store.) Be careful it does have caffeine in it and to much might make you jittery. The same goes with good ole black tea.( It also has chemical compounds in it that help to keep bacteria in the mouth down, hence more healthy environment.)