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Ten new cases of swine flu have been confirmed in England, taking the total number in the UK to 65, the Health Protection Agency has said. Another seven adults and three children have been diagnosed with the virus.
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Originally posted by skitzspiricy
.Ask your GP and nurse's at the hospital about H1N1, see what their thoughts are about it
Originally posted by yzzyUK
Funky isn't it?? No press coverage for a week and now all of a sudden it's news again...
Although one in three who come in contact will likely become infected, the Imperial College London team declined to estimate the death toll.
Prof Ferguson, who sits on the World Health Organisation's emergency committee for the outbreak, told the BBC Radio 4 Today programme: "This virus really does have full pandemic potential. It is likely to spread around the world in the next six to nine months and when it does so it will affect about one-third of the world's population.
His study suggests swine flu could kill four in every 1,000 infected people.
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MAILBAG: THE BIRD FLU PANDEMIC MYTH
HOW TO PREVENT AND CURE ALL VIRAL INFECTIONS -- The Temperature Connection
Viral DNA can only replicate or grow like a crystal, if the temperature of the host cell liquid cytoplasm is below 100 degrees F, and it "prefers" a temperature of 96F or below. For "cold-blooded" birds and reptiles this can occur all year long, but mostly in winter. For humans and most mammals this lower body temperature condition actually occurs during sleep and when under stress. This lower body temperature may also occur when exposed to cold winter weather. This is why winter is flu season.
A human "fever" above 102F completely stops all viral replication, giving the immune system T-cells and macrophages enough time to track down and destroy the invading virus. Lowering the fever temperature with modern over-the-counter cold medications can kill you. The only thing an annual flu shot does is speed the process of T-cells finding certain viruses. The flu shot does not actually give immunity or prevent infection, especially if the person also takes cold medications or prophylactics such as Tamiflu which lower the body temperature and thwart the normal immune system fever response. It could actually be deadly.
Researchers at London's Imperial College have been working with the World Health Organisation and Mexican health authorities to produce a detailed model which can predict the final impact of the outbreak.
Their findings show this mutated strain of H1N1 has the potential to be as fatal as the 1957 pandemic which left between 3 and 4 million people dead.
However, the report stresses that improved healthcare and better pandemic planning this time around should mean the number of deaths will be much lower than 50 years ago.