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How is the Swine Flu any different form the normal flu? Also, what makes people die from it?


the_shad said...

It is a serious illness that may cause complications such as pneumonia. People most at risk (as with any serious illness) are the young, the old, and people with a compromised immune system. People can die from other strains of flu, but swine flu is particularly virulent, and many people are innoculated against flu or have a natural immunity to it from previous contact. Because swine flu is a mutated strain we are not immune to it.

lost2day said...

Mexican health care is nil..Like the other poster said, if you`ve been to Mexico, you would have witnessed it.That would be that real possibility that the two year old Mexican boy was brought to the US for treatment, ( he probably arrived to late ), and died.Just the fact that no one has died from this virus outside of Mexico, tells you a lot.Lack of sanitary practises, and common knowledge of illness by the local people would also contribute to the widespread of disease as well.

jimboeri said...

Swine flu like any severe flu can cause high fever, respiritory failure. IE, your lungs become so clogged with water(pneumonia) that you suffocate. There are many other problems, but right now protect yourself. Avoid close contact in large groups, wear a face mask. Most people who get this flu would not die from it, but some will, hence the building worries. Just take the precations you see on the news.

HealedEa said...

Read this in Daily Dose by Dr Douglas. Hope he is right.
Those filthy swine... The swine flu "epidemic" is only a few days old, and Big Pharma is already plotting to make a fortune.
European drug maker Roche announced it was scaling up production of Tamiflu, giving a boost to its stock price and sending millions into the Roche coffers. GlaxoSmithKline, which makes the anti-flu drug Relenza, is also seeing its stock price climb, as investors hope this swine flu is the biggest thing since the bubonic plague.
There's only one problem here – it's not going to happen. You read the Daily Dose because I always give you the straight scoop, and because I'm not afraid to tell you when the mainstream has it wrong.
And they have it wrong on swine flu. It won't be an epidemic – it'll barely even be a ripple. I've run medical clinics in Africa – I know what an epidemic looks like.
And this isn't it.
The media is blowing swine flu out of proportion so it can feed its 24-hour news cycle – the same media, mind you, that had us convinced that avian flu was going to destroy the planet a few years ago.
But here are the facts about swine flu – it has affected so few people in America that it's hardly worth discussing. There are 64 confirmed cases in America as I'm writing this – not 6,000 or even 600. There are 64.
Of course, the media is fixated on the 100 or so people who have died in Mexico from the swine flu. But let me clue you into something that no one seems to be discussing – health care in Mexico is ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE. I know – I've been there more times than I can count.
Disease spreads rapidly through Mexico because large areas of the country lack clean water and basic sanitation. Seeing a doctor – let alone a qualified doctor – is a luxury unavailable to most of the population. Of course the flu is killing people in Mexico – so are a lot of other diseases that are successfully treated in America. People in Mexico still die from diarrhea, for Pete's sake!
Yes, they have apparently had some cases of bad swine flu in Mexico. They've had lots of dengue fever and chagas, too, but you don't need to stay up at night worrying about it. Beating the swine flu isn't any different from beating the regular flu. Wash your hands. Avoid large crowds if you can. Get plenty of rest and fluids if you start getting sick.
And don't be afraid to eat pork or any other meat, for that matter, as it's not the pigs who are getting sick. Of course, I'm not recommending you eat Mexican pork – or any food produced in Mexico, for that matter. Hopefully the tainted peppers outbreak of 2008 taught us that. But don't change your diet because of some so-called swine flu epidemic.
It's no epidemic. It's no public health catastrophe. It's good theatre – and nothing more.

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It is not proving any more deadly than the common flu, usually death is a result of repiratory distress

dumpling said...

people die with ordinary flu too

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