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Originally posted by adnil
My feeling is the hospital is saying H1N1 because they sent him home with menengitis, the thought that it might be something else probably never crossed their minds. May not be the case but I can see how it could happen.
Originally posted by Maddogkull
I don't think we are getting a different vaccine. We could not sure. Is the death toll really past 100 in Ontario. I thought it was only 53 or around that, shows how much I know lol. Swine flu doesn’t worry me accept for the fact that it effects people 19-29 a lot more than a normal flu. Also it is even worse on teenagers. I don’t understand how it can affect the young and healthy? Some people who die from swine didn’t even have an underlying condition. So why are healthy people dying from this?
It was the seventh death from H1N1 in Minnesota, and the second time this year that an otherwise healthy child died after becoming infected with the new flu strain.
Health officials say they still expect the new virus to be no more deadly than ordinary seasonal flu, which kills 36,000 Americans in an average year. What's different this year is that children appear to be more vulnerable to the new strain than to seasonal flu.
The previous child fatality in Minnesota, which occurred in July, also involved an otherwise healthy child. That 2-year-old died because of a co-occurring bacterial infection -- pneumococcus, which causes pneumonia, said Dr. Ruth Lynfield, Minnesota state epidemiologist.
Alone, it's not usually dangerous in someone who is healthy. But the flu virus opens a door, allowing the non-threatening agent to overwhelm the body and become lethal. It's the combination of the two that often kills otherwise healthy children and adults.
In the US alone more people died from bacterial pneumonia than from the seasonal flu.
It is a vaccine for bacterial pneumonia available.
Originally posted by briantaylor
I do take a multi min and vita everyday
In my circle of friends I also have a herbalist who helps me out with immunity boosters and what nots.
I'm currently tasting wild oregeno, heard that was good for infections.
My wife just reminded me to drink my throat coat tea,
I'm all good, and without Tamiflu!
Nice to meet you.