Sunday, November 01, 2009

H1N1 Red Alert - or not.

Thanks to the H1N1 "Swine Flu" virus, more Americans are now ill with influenza than at any time in the past 3 years. However, the mortality rate due to influenza is still lower than the typical mid-winter rates from regular seasonal flu.This is welcome news, because it means that H1N1 is currently milder and less deadly than regular influenza. Hopefully the current outbreak will effectively inoculate the population against future H1N1 outbreaks before the virus has a chance to mutate into a more deadly strain.

1 comment:

Cathy said...

I'm carrying my Tamiflu like a sidearm :0)