Reflection and Proposal on Avian Forcades Teresa A. Summary Video

REFLECTION AND A PROPOSAL IN RELATION TO THE NEW FLU

September 16, 2009
Teresa Forcades i Vila, medical, public health doctor

This document is an original translation from Catalan to be found in the notebook in www.catalunyareligio.cat Forcades Teresa

1. SCIENTIFIC DATA
- The first two known cases of the new flu (H1N1 virus strain S-OIV) were diagnosed in California (USA) on April 17, 2009 [1]
- The new flu is not new because it is of type A, nor because it is the H1N1 subtype: the influenza epidemic of 1918 was the type A/H1N1 and A/H1N1 viruses from 1977 are part of the flu season each year [2], the only thing new is the strain S-OIV [3] [4]
- Some 33% of people over 60 seem to have immunity to the new influenza virus [5]
- From its inception until 15 September 2009, have died of the flu and 137 people in Europe in 3559 worldwide [6], should be borne in mind that each year die in Europe between 40,000 and 220,000 people because of influenza [7]
- As has been stated publicly recognized health professionals

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