Correlated articles by Pat Darnell | Dec 21, 2013 | Bryan TX
The Houston Chronicle is reporting deaths attributed to Swine Flu, or H1N1. Those interviewed encourage all to get their flu vaccination, the Flu Shot. Some of the deaths are a result of the flu affecting some men who are already weakened by significant underlying health conditions including hypertensive, cardiovascular disease, and obesity.
[Picture LINK] In Japan however, the HEALTHY people will often times wear the mask to prevent from getting sick.
H1N1 confirmed in at least 3 Harris deaths - Houston Chronicle: "Test results returned Friday that showed the cause of death for three men, ages 45, 50 and 53, was the H1N1 influenza virus, said the agency's spokeswoman Tricia Bentley. One man died Nov. 28, another died the next day and the last man died on Dec. 9."
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None of the patients who died had received a flu shot, the release said. The Flu Shot does cover this type of symptomatic flu, say the spokespersons.
"We'll wait and see what they find," Mann said, [Christine Mann, spokeswoman for the Texas Department of State Health Services] adding that the H1N1 virus, formerly known as swine flu, is the predominant strain this season, which started in September and typically runs until spring.
Mayo Clinic says this:
" ... Technically, the term swine flu refers to influenza in pigs. Occasionally, pigs transmit influenza viruses to people, mainly to hog farm workers and veterinarians. Less often, someone infected occupationally passes the infection to others.Visit WEB MD for FAQ on Swine Flu, HERE. But those pages are from the 2009 pandemic of Swine Flu, and may not apply to your current vaccination status. Also, not all the studies have been completed on how the Flu Vaccination is doing. Early studies find there are few side affects, but more recent studies are finding some "interesting" reactions to the vaccine, HERE, such as cross-interactivity.
The human respiratory infection caused by the influenza virus H1N1 — popularly known as swine flu — was first recognized in spring 2009, near the end of the usual Northern Hemisphere flu season. (Mayo Clinic Staff. Nov 6, 2013. LINK) ..."