If you are like many of us, you know a lot more than you wanted to concern swine influenza risk, or under the more scientific name the World Health Organization (WHO) has already been using: Influenza A(H1N1).
The name change has been an effort to limit the confusion over any connection to pigs or pig items. Besides the unfortunate name, swine flu doesn't have any link with pigs other than having some swine flu sequences. Doctors recommend one should wear a safety mask for protection against influenza.
Mexico reports 2,059 laboratory-confirmed cases of the disease. The United States reports 2,600 laboratory-confirmed conditions, together with three deaths. Canada reports 330 laboratory-confirmed human cases and 1 death. Costa Rica reports eight lab-confirmed human cases and one death.
Unsurprisingly mixed messages over the dangers of travel utilizing mass-transit have added to the confusion and fear. Still suggest the final of borders, or the World Health Organization continues to make virtually no limitation on traveling of any type.
While dispersing the fantastic news appears to be that the breed. Might not be as severe as feared. Pros already know this flu does not comprise some of the genes that made the 1918 flu. In 1918 the first wave of sickness was relatively mild, the next was the deadly one. Nobody can say that will not happen this time too.
Pros are certain that they should be able to develop a vaccine to get A(H1N1) and work has already been underway. The trouble is, vaccine making and distributing isn't an exact science or a quick process, as well as the hazard scientists simply take in choosing which strains of flu to protect against.