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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Many people who have died of H1N1 swine flu in the United States have also had bacterial infections, health officials reported on Wednesday.
A study of 77 patients who died of the new pandemic H1N1 virus showed 29 percent of them had so called bacterial co-infections, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.
About half of these had Streptococcus pneumoniae, which can be prevented with a vaccine, the CDC said. It said doctors may be missing these infections in people severely ill with flu.
The CDC team noted that at first it did not appear that people who were seriously ill with swine flu or who died of it had secondary infections but doctors may have missed them.
Originally posted by Roadblockx
People who are getting this vaccine are dieing because of SECONDARY infections. Streptococcus pneumoniae,
[edit on 1-10-2009 by Roadblockx]
Originally posted by liveandlearn
reply to post by thisguyrighthere
The pneumonia vaccine protects against one type of organizism only, Pneumococcus. You can get pneumonia from many different types of bacteria.