Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The dangerous swine flu

The dangerous swine flu virus continues to spread, with infections now confirmed in Israel and New Zealand.The World Health Organization has upgraded its pandemic alert level from 3 to 4 aSwine-flund the organization's deputy director general says that "containment is not a feasible option" at this time.


Seven countries now have confirmed cases, with suspected infections in 11 others. Around the world, countries are nowtightening the borders to prevent infection from travelers. In Mexico, the epicenter of the virus, 153 people have now been killed.


While 50 cases have been confirmed in the United States, the most outside of Mexico, the infections have not been as severe. President Obama described the disease as cause for "alert" rather than "alarm."

6 comments:

  1. John @ Wollongong Web DesignApril 28, 2009 at 10:15 PM

    I know that swine flu has the common symptoms of influnzae, but what really makes it distinct to be diagnosed as swine flu? I do hope that the government can act on this, so there will be no more casualties.

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  2. I could not leave a comment in your About page. So I am writing it here. So, from computer programming to Political Psychology thats quite a change. I admire your courage.

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  3. John,
    Never thought of it but it's a smart question indeed, I will try to find an answer but you too if you were able to find one let us know.

    Jaraad,
    That's the paradox of choice man, first I studied Political Science & Law and self-studied computer programming and now I'm back to Political Science, apparently first love last longer.

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  4. i always advice my kids to wear face masks when going into crowded areas. swine flu is really scary and i dont want my kids getting infected by it.

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  5. I wonder if it would be possible to publish a graph showing up-to-date death rates per age grouping? This would help show which age range is most susceptable to this new virus, and also provide a comparison to other countries,The following age ranges would be most useful:

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  6. Verification is anticipated late today for the foremost example of to human person transference of swine flu in the UK. It is believed to be a friend of Lain and Dawn Askham, who were the foremost confirmed victims in the United Kingdom and they got together subsequently after their homecoming from honeymoon in United Mexican States. at the start the man was cleared but later on his symptoms kept going he was re tested and was determined to be suffering from Type A flu. Examinations are still in progress but are awaited to confirm swine influenza. This today takes the entire number of swine flu sufferers in the United Kingdom to 8 -that's 6 in England 2 in Scotland but so far no dyings.

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