Saturday, August 29, 2009

Mexico is the second wave of influenza

■ Mexico is the second wave of influenza for vigilance. Personal hygiene of school children can not be ignored. (AP)

WHO: A flow of the virus has become the most common virus

At 16:58 on August 29, 2009

(Geneva, 29 AP) World Health Organization said that influenza A virus has become the most common influenza viruses. WHO said in a statement: "in most parts of cases showed that influenza A virus is spreading fast, in most parts of the world is already the most common influenza viruses."

The second wave of epidemic alert

World Health Organization today to remind the northern hemisphere, the second wave of pandemic influenza alert, even if the current A mostly mild flu-like symptoms, but if large numbers of people infected, will continue to cause significant impact on the health care system.

WHO, the epidemic in today's briefing, said, through its network of laboratories around the world to closely monitor the results throughout the influenza A virus outbreak is still the same, did not find mutation into a more toxic or more lethal form. Countries in line with the clinical situation, the vast majority of patients with mild symptoms, only a small number of very serious or fatal cases.

However, the WHO pointed out that even if the majority of mild conditions the same, but if large numbers of people infected with the second wave of epidemic, the increase in critically ill patients require intensive care, it is likely to be the most urgent health care system, the burden of making Canada protection is inadequate, even taking care exclusion of other diseases.

WHO said that the southern hemisphere temperate zone seems to have passed the peak of the outbreak, but vigilance must continue because, according to the experience of the epidemic is still likely to rise in some areas.

In addition, some preliminary studies have shown that influenza epidemic, ethnic minorities and Aboriginal seriously ill and death rate is particularly high, because this has not yet fully understood, but may be due to generally poor standard of living and health conditions, including asthma , diabetes, high blood pressure more common.

On the other hand, for HIV infection, a new influenza does not seem to worry about as original as the WHO, pose a major threat. WHO said the two countries, preliminary data shows that if HIV-infected persons are receiving anti-retroviral drug therapy, while at the same time if the new strain of influenza infection, the risk of serious illness or death is not higher than other people.