2 Year Old Admitted To Children's Hospital in Panama With H1N1 Flu
Sunday, July 22 2012 @ 09:05 PM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
Some of the suggested measures are to avoid direct contact with those who are sick or who have fever and cough. Wash your hands frequently. Cover your mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing with a tissue, wear masks and avoid kissing and greetings with people with flu symptoms. (Panama America)
Editor's Comment: The H1N1 flu caused the pandemic in 2009. This particular flu can make you very sick with complications, relatively quickly. Starts with regular flu symptoms, but what kills you is pneumonia as a viral or bacterial complication. Global health officials don't know how many people actually died during the 2009 pandemic - but their estimates range from 8,000 low to 18,000 high. Estimates of the total number of people who were infected ranged from 43 million to 89 million, so the mortality rate was relatively low. In any case, get a flu shot.