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Taking Vitamin C Not the Cause of Cytokine Storm Taking Vitamin C should help strengthen your immune system and protect you against getting the swine flu. In the 1918 outbreak of Spanish Flu, it appears that the flu virus itself caused Cytokine storms, not Vitamin C or other products that were being taken by the victims. The nature of a Cytokine storm itself better explains this. When an intruder (the flu virus) enters the body, white blood cells sense the intruder and send T-cells and macrophages to attack the intruder. If a particular molecule called a Cytokine activates the immune cells at the site of the intrusion, too many immune cells can be called to the infected area, causing tissue around the infected area to become inflamed. If a Cytokine storm happens in the lungs, it can cause permanent lung damage. A prolonged Cytokine storm can shut down breathing and cause death.
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Each flu season is unique, but it is estimated that, on average, approximately 5% to 20% of U.S. residents get the flu, and more than 200,000 persons are hospitalized for flu-…related complications each year. About 36,000 Americans die on average per year from the complications of flu. Flu deaths cannot be accurately counted, only estimated. Most people who die from seasonal flu-related complications are not tested for flu, and many seasonal flu-related deaths occur one to two weeks after the initial infection. Even when people are tested, most flu tests will only detect flu in the first week, and some commonly used tests are less sensitive than that and can provide false negative results even in the first week. A person with the flu may develop a secondary bacterial co-infection (such as bacterial pneumonia), and influenza can aggravate an existing chronic illness (such as congestive heart failure or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), leading to the reported cause of death not mentioning flu. States are not required to report individual seasonal flu cases or deaths of people older than 18 years of age to CDC, and seasonal influenza is infrequently listed on death certificates of people who die from flu-related complications.
There might be some benefit to wearing a hijab covering the mouth and nose, however, it would be no more helpful than wearing a surgical face mask. To fully prevent br…eathing respiratory droplets, that can contain viruses, from a person who coughs or sneezes spreading the droplets into the air, a specially made mask, often called "respirator" would be required. Viruses are small enough that they can move through the fabric of surgical masks (and in the same way through the fabric of a hijab). A respirator works when fitted properly and used as instructed by a medical professional. Viruses can enter through the sides of facemasks that are not made to fit to prevent airflow around the edges on the face. A hijab could protect others from your cough or sneeze if you have the flu since it would help trap the respiratory droplets released during the sneeze or cough when in place in addition to the use of a tissue. They would prevent the droplets from spreading in the air for another person to breathe in. It would provide the same amount of protection in these situations as a tissue covering the nose and mouth would. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new press report on May 23, 2009 with guidelines about the use and the usefuless, as well as the appropriate circumstances that they recommend the wearing of respirators or facemasks to prevent the spread of the swine flu (Novel H1N1). A link is provided below to this report that gives detailed information on using masks. As mentioned above the hijab would be only as effective as the surgical facemasks described in this report. (See link below for additonal information on masks and the CDC guidelines for use to prevent spread of Swine Flu, Novel H1N1.)
No. The vast majority of people do not die. Only some of those with compromised immune systems (elderly, already ill with another disease, very young babies) will die if not… treated properly.
The 1976 swine flu outbreak, also known as the swine flu fiasco, or the swine flu debacle, was a strain of H1N1 influenza virus that appeared in 1976. Infections were only det…ected from January 19 to February 9, and were not found outside Fort Dix. The outbreak is most remembered for the mass immunization that it prompted in the United States. The strain itself killed one person and hospitalized 13. However, side-effects from the vaccine caused five hundred cases of Guillain Barré Syndrome and 25 deaths.
i have just been diagnosed with swine flu and asked my doctor the same thing and she said that it has not been determined that yet Answer: H1N1 works the same way as other… flus when it comes to vaccination. You are vaccinated for this time, but next time it comes around it has changed and new vaccine is needed. That is why ppl get vaccinated each year for ordinary flu.
people say over two hundred but deaths have only occured in Mexico
There are 5,ooo,ooo,ooo deaths in the usa Wow, so you are saying there is no one left alive in the States anymore? The population of the USA is 304,000,000, less than y…our purported deaths from swine 'flu. I want to know who those extra 4,696,000,000 people were!
On April 13, 2009, Maria Adela Gutierrez, the first swine flu victim, died in Oaxaca, Mexico. The first swine flu death in the United States was April 29, 2009 when a …2-year-old Texas child died after visiting Mexico.
If the immune system is stronger are you protected against swine flu even if you have been in contact?
Generally speaking, you will be better equipped to fight off a viral infection if you have a strong immune system, but the only thing that will give you full protection is to …have immunity developed from having had the same type of flu before, or from taking a vaccination against that specific flu strain. An added aid for your body to use to help protect you from swine flu, would be use of the anti-viral medications that are being prescribed to help fight the influenza viruses, such as Tamiflu and Relenza. (See information in the related questions below about how your body fights swine flu and about A-H1N1/09 Vaccines and other treatments for the Novel H1N1 Swine Flu.)
Most people who have died from the swine flu were young babies and elderly people. It affects people the most with weak immune systems. Although this sounds more serious… because it is a new pandemic, it doesn't kill anymore than the normal flu. Thousands of people a year die all over the world from the regular flu. Its a new form of flu but not anymore serious. It's rare to die from the flu. It really depends on bad health and age. As long as you're healthy and your immune system is up to par, you have nothing to worry about. Extra precautions to take are the same as preventing influenza. wash your hands on a daily basis, mainly before eating. Don't stick your fingers in your eyes, mouth or nose unless you know they are clean. Don't hang around anyone who may have it. Wash your hands after leaving public areas such as shopping marts or other busy places that are likely to be swarmming with germs.
UPDATE There may be some ongoing cases in limited locations around the world, including in Australia. However, the specifics and counts of cases are no longer being tracked b…y CDC, WHO, the US states, and most other countries, now that the pandemic has been declared over. Influenza cases are monitored, but specific H1N1/09 counts (and the lab tests needed to isolate the specific virus to be able to count them correctly) aren't being done. Influenza cases in general are monitored in most US states and via the CDC, but statistics are not being kept for H1N1/09 cases separately from other influenza types for reporting any longer. As of November 23, 2009 there have been approximately 37,642 cases and 189 deaths. As of 10/3/09 there have been 36670 cases and 183 deaths. As of August 24, 2009 there were 33,228 laboratory confirmed cases of Swine Flu (A-H1N1/09 Virus) in Australia with 132 deaths.
If you are in direct contact with a deceased person's body, for some time frame after the death, viruses may still be viable and able to be infective to you. However, a …virus does need the cells of a living host such as a plant or animal or human to replicate itself and once the cells of the deceased are unable to work for the virus this way, the virus will become inert and no longer infective. It will vary according to the conditions of the body how long the virus may remain able to infect another living cell and continue to reproduce. For additional information about how viruses can be infective from non-living surfaces, see the related questions below.
The answer is actually unknown, because there are so many cases that go unreported, untested, and undiagnosed. The official count of cases in Michigan as of 10/11/09 is 515 …cases with 14 deaths which would be a mortality rate of 2.7.%. However, those are just the laboratory confirmed cases and we know many many more cases have occurred in the state. The best unofficial count of cases from various sources is 3166 actual cases with 14 deaths which would be a mortality rate of 0.4%.
Very very low. Usually if deaths occur as a result of a vaccination it is due to a severe allergic reaction in the individual. The safety record of the flu vaccines we have be…en using for decades in the US is very good and the vaccines are made the same way each year, only the type of virus strain(s) that are included in the vaccines to produce the immune response are different.