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    World must prepare for inevitable next flu pandemic, WHO says

    LONDON (Reuters) - The world will inevitably face another pandemic of flu and needs to prepare for the potential devastation that could cause, and not underestimate the risks, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.


    Outlining a global plan to fight the viral disease and get ahead of a potential global outbreak, the WHO said the next influenza pandemic “is a matter of when, not if”.


    “The threat of pandemic influenza is ever-present,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO’s director-general, said in a statement. “We must be vigilant and prepared – the cost of a major influenza outbreak will far outweigh the price of prevention.”





    The world’s last flu pandemic was caused by the H1N1 virus, which spread around the world in 2009 and 2010. Studies of that pandemic found that at least one in five people worldwide were infected in the first year, and the death rate was 0.02 percent.


    Global health experts and the WHO warn there is a risk that a more deadly flu virus will one day jump from animals to people, mutate and infect many hundreds of thousands of people.


    Flu viruses are multiple and ever-changing, and they infect around a billion people every year around the world in seasonal outbreaks. Of those infections, around 3 to 5 million are severe cases, leading to between 290,000 and 650,000 seasonal flu-related respiratory deaths.





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    I thought SARS had a much higher fatality rate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    I thought SARS had a much higher fatality rate?
    Yeah, but big pharma makes more from flu vaccination.

    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    the cost of a major influenza outbreak will far outweigh the price of prevention.”
    I'll get my tinfoil hat....

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    Nature's revenge....

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    i got my STEPSILS,TUNES AND 10PKTS.OF LEMSIP.

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    https://www.cdc.gov/features/1918-fl...mic/index.html

    Remembering the 1918 Influenza Pandemic


    This year marks the 100th anniversary of the 1918 influenza (flu) pandemic that swept the globe in what is still one of the deadliest disease outbreaks in recorded history.

    It is estimated that about 500 million people or one-third of the world’s population became infected with this virus, and the number of deaths was estimated to be at least 50 million worldwide.


    Now, that's a lot of infected bodies to dispose of...

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    i suffered badly when the last virus went round,my problem is,i cant take antibiotics or steriods,the worst is the soar throat,i can handle most but the soar throat NO.
    store some more BROWNS MIXTURE GPO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by headhunter View Post
    i suffered badly when the last virus went round,my problem is,i cant take antibiotics
    Antibiotics are useless against a virus. Sometimes doctors will prescribe them, but they're only a placebo.

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    What's going to kill us next week, I wonder.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart View Post
    what's going to kill us next week, i wonder.?
    blind drunk pick up drivers.

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