I was made aware of this great flu infographic at OnlineEducation.net and I am happy to share this with all of my readers. Really helpful and informative. We need more of these, preferably for each vaccine-preventable disease. Kudos to the nice folks who created this and allowed us to share it with all of you.
READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT HEALTHDAY FRIDAY, Nov. 11 (HealthDay News) — Although it can be prevented with a vaccine, roughly 90 million children worlwide who are younger than 5 get the flu each year, resulting in about 1 million hospital admissions, a new study indicates. Published in the Nov. 11 online edition of The Lancet, the research also revealed that flu-related pneumonia claimed the lives of up to 111,500 children in 2008. According to the report, 99 percent of these deaths occurred in developing countries. READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT HEALTHDAY Related articles Flu Sickens 90M Kids Worldwide (abcnews.go.com) The ———->FULL ARTICLE
Flu kills 40 in Georgia – The country of Georgia has recorded 40 flu victims this flu season; 29 of the fatalities were due to the swine flu, whereas the other 11 were due to the A and B subtypes. At this time, the vaccination status of the victims is unknown. Measles outbreak in Minnesota – 9 children have been infected with measles with Minnesota all under 4 years of age. To compare, a total of 6 cases was reported in this area over the 5 year period 2005-2010. Four of the infected children are unvaccinated, at least 3 of ———->FULL ARTICLE
Greek swine flu deaths reach 62 – 14 additional deaths have been recorded in Greece due to swine flu, bringing the total number of fatalities for the country to 62. None of the latest 14 deaths had been vaccinated. Another 223 people with swine flu are in intensive care. Parents of 4-year-old swine flu survivor call for universal vaccinations – Oliver Scrase-Smith, a 4-year-old British boy suffered a month long ordeal with swine flu, during which time his liver failed and he was given a less than 10% chance of survival, before making an extraordinary recovery. His parents are relieved their child ———->FULL ARTICLE
The number of flu victims has more than doubled from 112 to 254, partly due to a backlog of information processing due to year-end holidays. That doesn’t change the fact that the flu has claimed 254 human lives in the United Kingdom alone this flu season. 195 of the victims have been confirmed to have had the H1N1 (swine flu) strain of the disease. Also, the majority of the victims were under 65 years of age, with 7 confirmed deaths in children under five. We have incomplete information on vaccination status, but based on what is known so far, among ———->FULL ARTICLE
Age at death– 3 years Cause of death-H1N1 (Swine flu) Vaccination status – Unvaccinated Synopsis – Lana developed symptoms over Christmas and was gone within 48 hours. She had not been vaccinated for swine flu. Her story can be read at The Guardian. Here are some excerpts: She developed what appeared to be a cold on Christmas Eve and was prescribed cough medicine, but woke screaming in the night with a high temperature. Her parents took her to hospital, where she was diagnosed with an infection. Doctors brought her temperature down and sent her home. On Christmas Day she appeared ———->FULL ARTICLE
My fellow pro-healthers, As 2010 is coming to a close let us take a look at what influenza, commonly referred to as the flu, has been up to around the world. As you may recall, the swine flu was declared a pandemic in June of 2009, but luckily for us it fizzled and the worst case scenarios did not pan out, and we also had a generally milder than average flu season. Nevertheless, as usual the flu has come back this year and it is making people sick, and dead, all over the world. We have information on two countries ———->FULL ARTICLE
Australia’s TheWest.com reports on a scary story of a British, pregnant 25-year-old mother of four fighting for her life, and her unborn baby’s, all because of the Swine Flu. Just a little while ago I linked to a blog entry at ScienceBasedMedicine which took a look at the 1918 flu pandemic which killed between 20 and 40 million people globally. Yet, as large as those numbers are they fail to make an impact on people emotionally, however stories like the Fallon Devaney one do. The family and loved ones of the 25-year-old mother faced an impossible decision: it came so ———->FULL ARTICLE