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Some actual flu perspective…the regular flu is a much bigger killer

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Calm the heck down people…

From CNN:

• There had been no confirmed deaths in the United States related to swine flu as of Tuesday afternoon.

•An outbreak of swine flu that is suspected in more than 150 deaths in Mexico and has sickened dozens of people in the United States and elsewhere has grabbed the attention of a nervous public and of medical officials worried the strain will continue to mutate and spread.

•Another virus had killed thousands of people since January and is expected to keep killing hundreds of people every week for the rest of the year… the regular flu kills 36,000 people a year in the United States.

Since January, more than 13,000 people have died of complications from seasonal flu, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s weekly report on the causes of death in the nation.

•Worldwide, the annual death toll from the flu is estimated to be between 250,000 and 500,000.

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Written by arnold

April 28, 2009 at 5:40 pm

Posted in News items

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  1. Correction-one Mexican kid died in Texas from this today.

    Kim

    April 29, 2009 at 10:32 pm


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