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Jump in number of global swine flu deaths
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Posted on 11/27/2009 10:39:27 AM PST by darkside321

The global number of swine flu deaths has jumped by more than 1,000 in a week, latest figures from the World Health Organization (WHO) show.

At least 7,826 people are now known to have died following infection with the H1N1 virus since it first emerged in Mexico in April.

Europe saw an 85% increase in the week, with the total number of deaths rising from at least 350 to at least 650.

However, in most cases the virus continues to produce mild symptoms.

The overwhelming majority of patients usually recover, even without medical treatment, within a week. The biggest rise in deaths was recorded in the Americas, where the death toll rose to 5,360 - a rise of 554 cases in one week.

Health authorities in Norway and France have each recorded two fatalities from a mutated strain of H1N1.

China, Japan, Norway, Ukraine and the US have also recorded cases of people being infected with a mutated strain.

Keiji Fukuda, WHO's special adviser on pandemic influenza, said: "The question is whether these mutations suggest that there is a fundamental change going on in viruses out there - whether there's a turn for the worse in terms of severity.

"The answer right now is that we are not sure."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: deaths; flu; global; h1n1; influenza; jump; number; swineflu
hm but 7,826 people is not that much so i think this is good news
1 posted on 11/27/2009 10:39:29 AM PST by darkside321
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To: darkside321

considering we’ve been through two seasons of this and the third is coming (so they say), I think we’re doing fine...and remember...these are really cases prior to the vaccine distribution.


2 posted on 11/27/2009 10:42:48 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: darkside321

Considering the source, there is more than a little room to question how many, if any died from H1N1, if they were really tested for the virus and how many really died from existing illnesses exacerbated by becoming ill from some cold like symptoms. Last time I checked people still die from natural causes as the Obamacare panels haven’t kicked in.


3 posted on 11/27/2009 10:50:43 AM PST by Steamburg ( Your wallet speaks the only language most politicians understand.)
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To: DvdMom

*ping*


4 posted on 11/27/2009 11:23:06 AM PST by hennie pennie
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To: darkside321

Considering that several hundred million have already gotten the pig flu and recovered, it is not such a big deal. but they have to create the illusion of a crisis so that htey can appear to be the solution.


5 posted on 11/27/2009 11:25:40 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The Second Amendment. Don't MAKE me use it.)
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To: darkside321
7,826 people are now known to have died following infection with the H1N1 virus since it first emerged in Mexico in April.

Probably worldwide since April, that many have died from chewing and inadvertantly swallowing paperclips.
6 posted on 11/27/2009 11:26:52 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

agreed. i guess just drive around in your car represents a greater danger to your life then the swine flu.


7 posted on 11/27/2009 11:33:39 AM PST by darkside321
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