viernes, 12 de junio de 2009

Segunda ola de influenza humana (swine/human flu second wave)

Ahora, hay que notar que las cifras estan ganando terreno, tanto de ciudades "infectadas" como de números de casos.

Since it was first detected in late April in Mexico and the United States, swine flu has reached 74 countries, infecting nearly 29,000 people. Most who catch the bug have only mild symptoms and don't need medical treatment.

Esto es lo que me preocupo en cierta forma, pues la "WHO" (World Health Organization) ya esta empezando a pensar en la siguiente etapa, que segun dicen, puede llegar a ser mas fuerte que la primera.

"Countries where outbreaks appear to have peaked should prepare for a second wave of infection," Chan warned.

Esta es la parte paranoica de las farmaceuticas:

Drug giant GlaxoSmithKline PLC said it could start commercial production of pandemic vaccine in July but that it would take months before large quantities are available.

Glaxo spokesman Stephen Rea said the company's first doses of vaccine would be reserved for countries who had ordered it in advance, including Belgium, Britain and France. He said Glaxo would also donate 50 million doses to WHO for poor countries.

Todo esto encontrado en Google, en su apartado de noticias.

Si quieren pueden revisar "Planning for a Human Flu Pandemic - Guidance for Schools, Childcare and Children's Services in Scotland" que es la forma de actuar en las escuelas, podemos notar cosas un poco diferentes de las que se dieron en México y supongo, en algunos otros paises.

Pero bueno, tenemos la opinion de un experto en influenza en un reportaje de la BBC:

Flu expert Professor John Oxford said people should not panic as the outbreak was milder than others seen in the past century.

"It is global and fulfilling the requirements of a pandemic but I don't think anyone should worry because nothing drastic has happened between yesterday and today."

Y aunque no deja buen sabor de boca...

It is the first flu pandemic in 40 years - the last in 1968 killed about one million people.

Y para terminar una pregunta muy interesante hecha en Q&A: Advice about swine flu:

Is Mexico different?

The high death toll in Mexico - where the virus at present seems to producing much more severe symptoms, and has claimed more than 100 lives - suggests there may be unusual factors coming into play there.

Some experts have suggested the possibility that other, unrelated viruses may also be circulating in Mexico, making symptoms worse.

Alternatively, it may be that people infected by the virus sought help at a later stage, and had to rely on a healthcare system which was not geared up to deal with the problem.

It had been suggested that the form of swine flu circulating in Mexico might be subtly different from elsewhere.

But analysis by the CDC has found no variation in the genetic make up of samples of the virus taken from different parts of the world.

Por ahora, mas vale estar atentos, pongan atención a sus gobiernos y agentes de salud (aunque tambien sera bueno, buscar información de otros sitios del mundo).

Saludos y estamos en contacto

¿volvemos a las andadas, Sir Porquiño?

1 comentario:

Daiki' dijo...


Pues bueno...

Atentos todos.