Monday, September 28, 2009

Flu Season Is Over In The Southern Hemisphere. What Have We Learned?

Fear the vaccine, not the swine flu itself

"People in the southern hemisphere have recovered quite nicely from their "flu season" without having taken flu vaccines, with general agreement that it was no worse than a normal winter."

Report: Summary Of Southern Hemisphere Flu Season from the Institute of Medicine

"All countries report that after mid July, disease activity in most parts of the country decreased. This indicates that the duration of the current influenza season in the Southern Hemisphere, in which the 2009 H1N1 virus is the predominate strain, may be similar in length to an average seasonal influenza season."

"Health care systems experienced stress, but it was generally geographically isolated and relatively short lived.."


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