Alert level in phase 6 according to the WHO H1N1 virus

The virus protocols do not understand or fear in the public eye, and eventually causing the H1N1 flu has called new tax. With a near-global extension (and has been identified in at least 29 European countries, the 3 Americans, 6 Middle East, 11 in East Asia, 2 from Oceania, 16 in Central America and the Caribbean and South America 6) new flu epidemic is now officially a pandemic. Lack africa: so far, only there are eight confirmed cases in Egypt, but WHO sources admit there is suspected in six other countries, from Eritrea to South Africa through Namibia, Cape Verde, Democratic Republic of Congo and the Gambia. It was the very head of the World Health Organization (WHO), Margaret Chan, responsible for making the announcement of increased alertness. “The virus is transmitted easily between people and between countries. I have therefore decided to raise the alert level,” said Chan. The decision was taken after notice to countries with more cases, including Spain, and a preparatory meeting with reporters. The aim of this was to make clear that the increase in the alert phase will respond to issues of extension of the virus and its transmission facilities, not because it worsened the diagnosis. Clearly, then, experts warn that this situation might change. It’s what they always do all influenza viruses, including those which cause outbreaks each winter (so-called seasonal influenza). And nobody can predict where it’s going to make this virus. The possibilities range from which to continue to cause a mild illness until you slow down its pace of expansion or acquiring characteristics of H5N1 (the virus that causes bird flu) and become much more deadly. For now, the latest data is that the world has confirmed nearly 29,000 cases (this number includes all diagnoses since late April to detect the disease, so most are now out of danger, but also recorded 144 dead). This figure is only the most seriously ill or who have gone to a medical service which have bothered to make the corresponding analysis. So it is safer, in fact, the number of infected, including those who have passed a very mild disease that did not go to the doctor or who have been infected but have not been learned, is much higher. In the U.S. the Centers for Disease Control (the scientific body of reference) estimated that for every diagnosis is affected another 3,000 unregistered. My health insurance was bought from is committed to reducing the financial barriers in the healthcare system This ratio is conservative (pointer is a country where the alarm was sounded from the beginning), so guess that has already been infected 90 million does not seem an exaggeration. this is the first influenza pandemic is declared in 40 years. The former began in Hong Kong in 1967 and ended with half a million deaths. Experts believe that the new flu CONTINUE this model and not the most famous of the epidemic, the Spanish flu of 1918, which are attributed between 25 million and 50 million deaths. The cause is not only the genetics of the virus, but the tremendous change in health circumstances. Then the world had just emerged from World War I, and, above all, there were no antibiotics. Now the circumstances are different.