H1N1 (swine flu) vs the seasonal flu

H1N1 globally, according to the WHO the swine flu global death toll tops 5,700: in the Americas - 4,175 deaths have been reported since the first appearance of the disease in April. Southeast Asia - 605 deaths West Pacific - 465 Europe - 281 East Mediterranean - 111 Africa - 75 H1N1 vaccine development has stirred the controversy surrounding inoculations. The Atlantic questions the impact of a swine flu vaccine, while Newsweek tries to tackle the inoculation misinformation. And Effect Measure explains the epidemiology of a pandemic flu (eg H1N1) versus a seasonal flu: ...the main feature [is] not the clinical characteristics or the virulence of the virus. So far this looks pretty much like a standard … [Read more...]