30 states have now confirmed over 200 cases in the United States from the dreaded H1N1 Swine Flu virus. There are 19 confirmed deaths in Mexico, which is less than previously suspected. The testing has come back and the results have shed some light on the virility of the H1N1 virus. The H1N1 virus lacks an essential amino acid it needs to transmit efficiently, therefore it is not spreading as quickly as other influenza viruses might.Kathleen Sebelius, Health and Human Services Secretary says, "We don't know what this new virus might do." Which is why the World Health Organization (WHO) continues to recommend taking precautionary measures to avoid flu infection.
- Wash hands often
- Cough or sneeze into the crook of your elbow
- Carry and use hand sanitizer
- Do not kiss or shake hands to greet
- Stay home if sick
- Stay away from obviously sick people
- Stay away from pig farms
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|South Carolina|| |
|TOTAL (21)||160 cases||1 death|
International Human Cases of Swine Flu Infection
*Case is resident of KY but currently hospitalized in GA.