Sunday, April 26, 2009

Swine Flu

Mexico, welcome to East Asia.

"White-coated health care workers fanned out across the international airport here to look for ailing passengers, and thousands of callers fearful they might have contracted the rare swine flu flooded government health hot lines. Health officials also began notifying restaurants, bars and nightclubs throughout the city that they should close." (NY Times)

Here's a recommended attire

(Picture taken during SARS crisis)

This swine flu already took 80 lives. It has the look of an epidemic and be worse than SARS - SARS killed around 500 people.

This is the page on WHO regarding this flu and CDC has something to say about it as well.

U.S. Human Cases of Swine Flu Infection
State# of laboratory
confirmed cases
California7 cases
Texas2 cases
Kansas2 cases
International Human Cases of Swine Flu Infection
See: World Health OrganizationExternal Web Site Policy.
As of April 25th, 2009 7:30 p.m. EDT

"Yes. CDC recommends the use of oseltamivir or zanamivir for the treatment and/or prevention of infection with these swine influenza viruses. Antiviral drugs are prescription medicines (pills, liquid or an inhaler) that fight against the flu by keeping flu viruses from reproducing in your body. If you get sick, antiviral drugs can make your illness milder and make you feel better faster. They may also prevent serious flu complications. For treatment, antiviral drugs work best if started soon after getting sick (within 2 days of symptoms)."

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