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Swine flu penetrates deeper into the lungs and can inflict more damage than ordinary seasonal flu, scientists have found.
The discovery could explain why the virus is able to cause severe illness in people with no underlying health problems.
Experts also believe swine flu is closely related to strains responsible for the 1918 pandemic which killed up to 40 million people worldwide.
Evidence suggests that people born after 1920 have little natural resistance to the virus Click to read more
Originally posted by Project MotherShip
But this second time I am taking Difflam Lozenges that kill the germs in my throat.
Originally posted by NotAgain
reply to post by Project MotherShip
Thanks for the advice hope you are on the mend pal.
Well the media isn't reporting on any of the cases in Leeds UK, there are 5 cases just a few streets away from me. This thing is spreading fast, although I believe this is only a mild strain of H1N1.
I don't for one second believe the media is having a blackout, I simply believe they don't have the manpower to report every case.
The decision to start vaccinating people against swine flu — which so far remains a mild virus in most people — will ultimately be a gamble, since there will be limited data on any vaccine. Until millions of people start receiving the shots, experts will not know about rare and potentially dangerous side effects."
Several drugmakers are currently considering using adjuvants, ingredients used to stretch a vaccine's active ingredient, which could allow for many more vaccine doses. But little or no data exists on the safety of vaccines with adjuvants in populations including children and pregnant women."
Experts unearth history of pandemic flu viruses.
Flu viruses that sparked the three worst pandemics in the last century circulated in their near-complete forms for years before the catastrophes occurred, researchers in Hong Kong and the United States have found.
The H1N1 virus that sparked the Spanish flu of 1918-1919 circulated in swine and humans well before the pandemic started, and it did not come directly from birds as previously thought, they added. Instead, it was probably generated by genetic exchanges between flu viruses from swine and humans."
WHO warns of worldwide vaccine shortfall for coming flu season
Originally posted by FlyersFan
Okay .. I'm back. I'm looking up info on those Lozenges ...