Thursday, June 11, 2009

Swine flu is now a pandemic, 3 more NYers die

From Fox 5:

The World Health Organization has told its member nations it is declaring a swine flu pandemic — the first global flu epidemic in 41 years.

The move came Thursday as infections climbed in the United States, Europe, Australia, South America and elsewhere.

From Eyewitness News:

New York City health officials say three more people have died from swine flu, bringing the city's total to 15.

One victim was a child under the age of 5, one was a person between 5 to 24 years old, and another was between 30 to 39 years old.


Anonymous said...

This is not being handled well at all. My son had a severe case of this flu (high fever, sore throat, lost weight) and no test was done to confirm the swine by his doctor. No tests are required. His school was in denial even though many kids were out with the same thing. one is testing. The health department is handling this poorly. It is worse than anyone thinks.

italian girl said...

Is there any talk about a vaccine?

Anonymous said...

Wait till it gets hot.........this will thin the herd.this will show how unprepared nyc really is.Close more hospitals and convert them to condos!

Anonymous said...

Actually hotter weather will probably put a damper on this. The flu is usually strongest during the Fall and Winter months. Cases in the Spring are less common, Summer cases fewer still.

With any luck the next few months will be used wisely to create an effective vaccine.

Anonymous said...

Have to be careful of the vaccine as well.

Anonymous said...

That is true. Unfortunately risk is part of life. You will have to judge which is the greater danger, the flu or the vaccine.