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Cataluña top of flu cases
May 6th, 2009 at 9:15am
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The Spanish Ministry of Health says there are now 73 confirmed cases of the A(H1N1) flu across the country, 16 more over the past 24 hours. A further 56 cases are under study.

Cataluña is the region with most cases, 21, followed by Andalucía and Valencia, both with 19, Castilla-La Mancha with 5, Madrid with 4, and Aragón, Extremadura, Galicia, Murcia and the Basque Country with one each.

Only two of those infected remain in hospital, and five of them were not travellers to Mexico.
  

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Reply #1 - May 7th, 2009 at 1:09pm
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All this fuss about H1N1a(swine flu) seems to have been blown a little out of proportion to me. The mortality rate of this virus seems to be pretty low. The real danger is if it manages to mutate into another more lethal form and the way they are jumping on this one at the moment makes that somewhat unlikely for awhile.
The 1918-20 influenza epidemic had about a 5% mortality rate and killed a conservative figure of about 22million people(more than the first world war) and the one that does alarm me is H5N1(birdflu) which seems to have about a 40% mortality rate, now that is scary.
These things go in cycles of a pandemic approx ever 30 years(the honk kong flu in the seventies killed about 2 million people worldwide). The problem these days is the media attention that almost seems to want to whip up hysteria about this sort of thing.
  
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Reply #2 - May 7th, 2009 at 4:42pm
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Hi Bruxiot

Its a good job there isn't a Goat or Donkey flue then !! Roll Eyes

G.O.M.
  
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Reply #3 - May 7th, 2009 at 7:00pm
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No, but the chimney flu doesn't half make you cough !!
  
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