May 1, 2009 Leave a comment
Finally, some good-sounding news from the Associated Press on May 1, 2009:
CDC flu chief Nancy Cox said the good news is “we do not see the markers for virulence that were seen in the 1918 virus.” Nor does swine flu virus have the virulence traits found in the H5N1 strain of bird flu seen in recent years in Asia and other parts of the world, she said.
It’s too soon to draw any definitive conclusions about what this variation of the H1N1 virus will do. Experts say the only wise course is to prepare for the worst.
this pandemic needs some theme music:
and a handy site to answer the question “Do I have Swine Flu?“