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In the 2009 flu pandemic, the virus isolated from patients in the United States was found to be made up of genetic elements from four different flu viruses – North American Mexican influenza, North American avian influenza, human influenza, and swine influenza virus typically found in Asia and Europe – "an unusually mongrelised mix of genetic sequences." This new strain appears to be a result of reassortment of human influenza and swine influenza viruses, in all four different strains of subtype H1N1.
Originally posted by XXXN3O
reply to post by Haydn_17
This is media propoganda.
Honestly, swine flu is a virus yes but the chances of dying from it are the same as having a bad flu.
Look at the article, it makes out that tamiflu is so hard to get, its all conditioning for when the vaccination is rolled out UK wide. People who read and believe stories like this will be rushing to get their tamiflu shot.
Money makes the world go round and boy are they making money from this.
[edit on 13-7-2009 by XXXN3O]
Originally posted by Haydn_17
UK, british GP dead after contracting swine flu.
GP and child with swine flu die
Dr Michael Day
Dr Michael Day worked as a GP in Dunstable, Bedfordshire
A GP and a six-year-old girl have become the latest to die after contracting the swine flu virus.
Dr Michael Day died on Saturday in Luton and Dunstable Hospital, but the NHS said the exact cause of death in the case is still unknown.
The NHS said the case of Dr Day, who was from Dunstable, has been reported to a coroner for investigation. This latest death brings the total number of swine flu-related deaths in the UK to 17.
He added: "The government needs to ensure that all frontline NHS staff are given access to flu vaccines as a matter of urgency.
"It is extremely worrying that GPs are still raising concern over the lack of clarity over who should now be receiving anti-viral treatment."
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