Friday, May 1, 2009

WHO replaces "swine flu" name to 2009 "H1N1 influenza A"; 331 confirmed cases

The swine flu virus is not just hurting the health of many people worldwide, it is also hurting the economy especially business groups from hog farmers and producers due misinformation.

WHO reported that the virus is a combination of human and animal strains and has not been shown to be transmissible through eating pork or other pig products. The use of a wrong or inappropriate name label like "swine flue" has damage the industry.

The World Health Organization decided to stop using the term "swine flu" to avoid confusion. WHO will instead refer to the illness as "H1N1 influenza A".

WHO confirmed that "H1N1 influenza A" cases was found in 331 people which spread to spread to 11 countries.

Reportedly, the virus claimed 156 deaths and 2,500 illnesses in Mexico. United States confirmed 109 cases of the flu with one death. Other countries reported with this virus are Austria, Canada, Germany, Israel, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Click HERE if your interested to know the World Health Organization’s Pandemic Influenza Phases.

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