Flu Update: Tuesday Afternoon, April 28

Junkfood Science has a good article about A/H1N1 – it is worth reading. But it was written late yesterday. Since then, the situation has changed:  There are 2 possible deaths from Flu being reported in Los Angeles. The Effect Measure blog still believes that we should exercise caution but not panic. Depending on the incubation period of this version of the flu, we may not have hit the high water mark yet. Here’s the CDC’s Information page, CDC’s Question and Answer page, and a page for Emergency Room Physicians.

I feel that the deaths, if true, were inevitable – about 36,000 Americans die from the flu each year. What we need to do is keep a close eye on the California deaths: Flu usually the young, the elderly, and those with a compromised immune system. We’ll learn a lot as more facts come to light.

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