Thursday, 20 August 2009

Swine flu overtake Normal Flu

Remember that normal flu can still kill at the present rate. Swine flu
kills in addition to Normal Flu.

Both cases there are effective treatments provided they are taken
within 48%. With normal flu, there is even vaccine and yet the number
of deaths due to normal flu number in millions yearly.

Latin America swine flu deaths climb to 1,300

Published: August 20,2009

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Sao Paulo, Aug 19 (AFP) Deaths from swine flu in Latin America -- the
worst-hit region in the world -- rose to over 1,300 today after
governments added to tolls from the disease.
Brazil late yesterday said its count climbed to 368 deaths, putting it
just behind Argentina which, with 404 deaths, has the second-highest
fatality tally in the world. The United States has 477 deaths.

South America has seen the A(H1N1) spread widely during its southern
hemisphere winter. In several countries, it has overtaken ordinary
seasonal flu.

With vaccines against swine flu still more than a month away from
being available -- and wealthy countries snapping up all available pre-
orders from the big drug companies -- Latin American nations are
looking at ignoring patents to produce their own.

Argentine President Cristina Kirchner late Tuesday renewed her call
for pharmaceutical groups to drop patent protection for their

" Given the laboratories&aposconfession that they can&apost produce
enough A(H1N1) flu vaccine for the whole world, the economic rights
should be suspended to protect the health of mankind,"she said.

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