Saturday, 27 June 2009

Thai expert: swine flu milder than normal flu which kills 30%!!

Despite having 2 deaths due to Swine flu of apparently healthy
individuals, Thai Minister of Health deemed Swine Flu less dangerous
than normal flu because normal flu will kill 30% of patients.

Avian flu and Sars BOTH kill about 60%. Which flu kills about 30%?
Not even Spanish flu can kill 30%, only about 5%.

One self appointed expert in scm even deemed that normal flu routinely
kills people older than 2 and younger than 60.

I have yet to see any evidence of it yet.

Flu death toll rises to 2
By The Nation

A-40-year-old woman and a 42-year-old man in Bangkok have become the
country's first two fatalities linked to the type-A (H1N1) influenza
virus, Public Health Minister Witthaya Kaewparadai announced Saturday.
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Witthaya told a press conference that the woman fell ill on June 8 and
wa admitted to a private hospital seven days later with high fever and

She was given oseltamivir anti-viral drug for five days but she her
condition worsened and she died on June 20.

The second victim fell ill on June 18 with fever and running nose.

He was admitted to a hospital on June 23 with high fever, coughing and

He was also given oseltamivir anti-viral drug but his condition
worsened and he died on Friday.

Despite the deaths, Witthaya pleaded the public not to panic.

He said so far 1,209 type-A (H1N1) flu cases have been reported in
Thailand. Of these, 1,190 patients have been cured and 16 are still
inside hospitals.

He said 90 per cent of the cases recovered by themselves.

Witthaya said the type-A (H1N1) influenza has much lower fatality rate
than normal influenza which killed about 30 to 40 per cent of

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