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I need an update what is going on with the swine flu? Did it findally pass?

Just curious cause I haven't heard anything on the news lately and haven't heard anyone talk about it lately. Is it as bad as everyone said or thought it was?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:49 AM on May. 13, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (4)
  • It is looking like it's more contagious than the regular flu but not more deadly. They're thinking it will be similar to the 1957 flu pandemic. Most people don't have to worry unless you have a preexisting health condition or are pregnant. A lot of us will just feel sick for a week and won't even need treatment. Here is an interesting article about it.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601100&sid=aiWTCf0j63kI&refer=germany
    smalltowngal

    Answer by smalltowngal at 11:12 AM on May. 13, 2009

  • No, its not passed yet. As of yesterday there are 3009 confirmed cases and 3 deaths in the U.S. It's just that it's not as serious as was first expected, so it's not quite the big news story anymore. Here's the link to the CDC website for it:


    http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/

    AprilDJC

    Answer by AprilDJC at 10:15 AM on May. 13, 2009

  • No, cases are still mounting however most people are only mildly ill (similar to seasonal flu.) Because no one is dropping like flies the media has moved on to other stories, but updates are still our there if you look for them. HTH!
    Freela

    Answer by Freela at 11:24 AM on May. 13, 2009

  • 3352 confirmed cases now, up from the 3009 yesterday. Its still jumping pretty rapidly in numbers.
    AprilDJC

    Answer by AprilDJC at 3:50 PM on May. 13, 2009

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