A/H1N1 Flu Spreads at “Unbelievable” Speed

Going into the winter season, most of us are open to catching this and other flu. Please use common sense and good hygiene to keep health. Wash your hands often, eat well and get as much rest as possible.

PARIS, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) — A/H1N1 flu is spreading at an “unbelievable” speed, with “a very severe form of disease” attacking the lungs of healthy young people, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned in an interview published by French daily Le Monde on Saturday.

“Sixty percent of the deaths cover those who have underlying health problems,” Director-general of the WHO Margaret Chan said, adding that the remaining 40 percent of the deaths are young adults in good health, “who die of a vital fever in five to seven days.”

“This is the most worrying fact. Up to 30 percent of people in densely populated countries risked getting infected,” Chan noted.

The WHO announced in a statement that the A/H1N1 pandemic virus is now the dominant influenza strain around the world.

“All governments must prepare for the worst,” Chan stressed, adding that intensive healthcare services were required.

According to the latest WHO report, more than 2,180 people around the world have died from the virus since April.

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