Level 4 on Monday, meaning the global health body feels the virus causing the swine flu outbreak can easily transmit between people.
Swine Flu is a moving target, of course.
A ‘pandemic’ isn’t at this time, but there is a true emergency, and teams are gearing up worldwide.
Human to Human? Only in close quarters and limited circumstance.
…sporadic cases or small clusters of disease in people, but has not resulted in human-to-human transmission sufficient to sustain community-level outbreaks.
Limited human-to-human transmission may occur under some circumstances, for example, when there is close contact between an infected person and an unprotected caregiver.
However, limited transmission under such restricted circumstances does not indicate that the virus has gained the level of transmissibility among humans necessary to cause a pandemic.
Crof’s blog is a layman’s reporting site held in high regard, News and Resources about Avian and Swine Flu.
“We hack disaster novelists know one big truth: When you stress people, you find out what they really are.
“I hope this stress shows that we’re strong enough to deal with this H1N1 outbreak, and with anything else following it that may be far, far worse…like H5N1.”
Doc Gurley is a certified Internist physician and Harvard Medical School graduate.
Here is a list of ten practical steps you can take to prepare and protect yourself and your family.
Now that America has declared a state of swine flu public health emergency, you may be asking yourself – what am I supposed to do?