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Conflicted about Swine Flu...


I understand that Mexico has poor health care and lack of fresh water, I am not understanding why so many are dying there, It is just the flu they keep saying the sypmtoms are the same to the regular flu, I am all confused!!!!

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:04 PM on Apr. 29, 2009 in Health

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  • There's a few theories: 1, our food is safer hear. 2, our genes are usually stronger and healthier than poorer countries. 3, the people in Mexico waited too long to go to the doctor. 4, Maybe the people in Mexico didn't have money to go to the doctor. and 5, the big one, the strain is getting weaker and weaker as it passes from person to person. When the strain was first born, it was stronger.

    News just announced that the Mexican government has ordered all government building to close down in Mexico, Restaurants, included. Basically, non-health related businesses are ordered to close. It sounds like they are trying to contain it. Good for them.
    BingsMommy

    Answer by BingsMommy at 9:28 PM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • do you know how many people die, in the U.S. each year from the regular flu? 36,000 people

    http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/local/story/Common-flu-far-more-deadly-than-swine-flu-in-U-S/SYwVqQF_3Umy0qY3qhp9zQ.cspx

    the reason so many people are dying in mexico is b/c they were misdiagnosed in the begining and by the time they got the right diagnoses they already had other complications from it
    vabchmommy

    Answer by vabchmommy at 9:07 PM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • Much is dangerous about this flu because there isn't a vaccine and treatment is difficult because it is a new strain so none of us have any immunity at all to it. Remember though Influenza..just regular influenza kill 36,000 people in the US every yr. Influenza is just nasty stuff. Use all the precautions, avoid shaking hands places you don't absolutely have to be.
    GrnEyedGrandma

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 9:07 PM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • you answered your own question people are dying there due to poor health care
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:14 PM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • Much is dangerous about this flu because there isn't a vaccine and treatment is difficult because it is a new strain so none of us have any immunity at all to it. Remember though Influenza..just regular influenza kill 36,000 people in the US every yr. Influenza is just nasty stuff. Use all the precautions, avoid shaking hands places you don't absolutely have to be.

    THIS IS NOT TRUE..
    the reason that boy died was cause they did not take him to the hospital for 5 days..
    he had underlying health issues before going to mexico which is where he got it ..

    there is a treatment.. at least we got it stocked in the us but it will not work for people who are already sick.. same reason that people die from the flu every year.. and there is a treatment for that as well..
    miss_nevin

    Answer by miss_nevin at 9:35 PM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • already sick i mean people who already have heath problems.. and are already weak
    miss_nevin

    Answer by miss_nevin at 9:36 PM on Apr. 29, 2009

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