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The latest numbers out of Ukraine indicate that 1.25 million people have now contracted what is being called "the mystery flu". Over 65,000 of those have required hospitalization and 239 are officially reported to be dead. As the situation in Ukraine continues to become more dire, many health experts continue to be absolutely perplexed as to why the WHO continues to refuse to release the sequences from the samples taken from patients in Ukraine well over a week ago. Meanwhile, there has been a dramatic spike in flu cases in neighboring countries such as Russia, Belarus and Bulgaria. In addition, a dramatic increase in flu cases is being reported in Serbia, Norway, India and Canada. In many of these nations there are reports of the flu virus absolutely disintegrating the lungs of patients just like it is doing in Ukraine.
Ukrainian Professor Viktor Bachinsky recently commented on the behavior of this mystery flu, and his assessment of this virus is very sobering.....
"The virus, which causes death, is very aggressive, it does not strike the trachea, but immediately gets into the lungs and causes heavy swelling and solid hemorrhage. Mixed types of parainfluenza and influenza A/N1N1 lead to this state. This is a very toxic strain, which has not yet answered to the treatment of the Ministry of Health."
So what in the world is going on there?
Hopefully world health authorities will have some answers for us soon.
Meanwhile flu cases across the globe continue to spike.....
*Thirty-five patients with "swine flu-like symptoms" have died in the last 45 days at just one hospital in India, and not one of them tested positive for the H1N1 swine flu.
*It is being reported that almost 17 percent of the population of Norway has contracted the flu.
*A sudden spike in H1N1 deaths over the past week in Canada is raising concerns that the pandemic virus is taking a far greater toll on Canadians during the "second wave" of this crisis.
*Russian Chief Public Health Official Gennady Onishchenko recently announced that most Russian regions are on the verge of a major flu epidemic.
*It is being reported that there are nearly a quarter of a million people seriously ill with the flu in Belarus, and indications are that patients there are dying the same kind of deaths that we are seeing in Ukraine.
*Serbia's health ministry has proclaimed an H1N1 swine flu epidemic in that nation, as flu panic causes a surge of garlic sales at Belgrade's produce markets.
*A national swine flu epidemic has been declared by the Health Ministry in Bulgaria. Symptoms there include temperatures over 40C, severe pains in the bones and muscles, coughing, and the quick development of pneumonia.
But all of this has barely made a peep in the U.S. media. Is the U.S. media so incredibly self-centered that they consider these outbreaks unimportant, or has someone made a decision to keep these developments quiet for now?
In any event, a lot of people are getting sick and a lot of people are starting to die. Whatever this mystery flu is, it is quickly filling up the lungs of its victims before ultimately shredding them. People are dying absolutely horrifying deaths from this "hemorrhagic flu".
A DEADLY plague could sweep across Europe, doctors fear, after an outbreak of a virus in Ukraine plunged the country and its neighbours into a state of panic.
A cocktail of three flu viruses are reported to have mutated into a single pneumonic plague, which it is believed may be far more dangerous than swine flu. The death toll has reached 189 and more than 1 million people have been infected, most of them in the nine regions of Western Ukraine.
In a TV interview, the President added: “Unlike similar epidemics in other countries, three causes of serious viral infections came together simultaneously in Ukraine – two seasonal flus and the Californian flu
“Virologists conclude that this combination of infections may produce an even more aggressive new virus as a result of mutation[/size.”
Ontario’s deadly Swine Flu surge, 24 dead in 72 hours
OTTAWA – In a shocking surge, 24 Ontario residents have died in less than 72 hours from Swine Flu, the Public Health Agency of Canada reported on its website.
Ontario’s startling fatalities reported between November 10 and 11 a.m. EST on November 12 catapults the death toll from 37 reported on Nov. 10 to a total of 61. That is twice the figure of dead in Quebec and the highest of any province in Canada.
Chaos in the Doctor's Office
Panic in Germany as Swine Flu Spreads
Fear of swine flu is running rampant in Germany as the number of reported cases -- and deaths -- continues to grow. Doctors' offices are inundated by people wanting to get the vaccine, which is in short supply. But health professionals are divided over how dangerous the virus really is.
According to CDC estimates, up to 34 million Americans may have already contracted the virus between April and July. More than 3,900 Americans, including at least 450 children, have already died of the disease or its consequences.
But that figure seems to include of ALL flu like deaths, which include the seasonal flu virus.
They are reporting ALL deaths from EVERY strain of flu as H1N1 related.
We all know, or should that in the U.S. alone more than 36,000 people die every year of seasonal flu virus.