Swine flu no worse than regular flu

| 05/05/2009

(CNN): The swine flu virus that has sparked fear and precautions worldwide appears to be no more dangerous than the regular flu virus that makes its rounds each year, US officials said Monday. "What the epidemiologists are seeing now with this particular strain of UN is that the severity of the disease, the severity of the flu — how sick you get — is not stronger than regular seasonal flu," Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Monday as the worldwide number of confirmed cases of swine flu — technically known as 2009 H1N1 virus — topped 1,085.

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  1. Nothing Bad In Cayman says:

    There is nothing bad in Cayman.  Do not scare aware the tourists.  We should not be spending taxpayers’ money on anything that suggests there is anything wrong in paradise.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Re the headline of the news story – thats not what the chief medical officer of the UK says!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Or even Malaria, H1N1 has infected just over 1,000 people now, Malaria affects 350-500 million a year, killing 1-3 million of them, the majority young children.

    Malaria can be easily prevented with an estimated drop of 70% of cases being prevented with just a treated mosquito net costing $2.50. But still millions of children die due to lack of funds for nets.

    Next time you buy a patty, think you could have just saved a child’s life instead

  4. Anonymous says:

    Great… now can we please concentrate on preventing a disease that truly threatens all of humanity??

    One hundred people get swine flu and everyone wears a mask… 32 MILLION people get HIV/AIDS and nobody wants to wear a condom….