How The Swine Flu Is Impacting The World

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How The Swine Flu Is Impacting The Worldby adminon.How The Swine Flu Is Impacting The WorldHow The Swine Flu Is Impacting The World Article by Eva Judge The swine flu is hardly limited to Australia. This latest flu epidemic is spanning the globe, prompting worry and panic in millions of people around the world. As the WHO announces that nearly two billion people may ultimately be infected, it is […]
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How The Swine Flu Is Impacting The World

Article by Eva Judge

The swine flu is hardly limited to Australia. This latest flu epidemic is spanning the globe, prompting worry and panic in millions of people around the world. As the WHO announces that nearly two billion people may ultimately be infected, it is important to remember that people everywhere are grappling with it.

The Swine Flu: Originating In Mexico, Radiating Worldwide -

The swine flu originally began appearing in Mexico; since then, it has produced 13,500 cases in that country and has been responsible for approximately 125 deaths. Like the bird flu, though, the swine flu radiated outward from Mexico. In Canada, nearly 10,000 cases and dozens of deaths have been reported; the U.S., which lies between Canada and Mexico, has seen a whopping 40,000 cases and 263 deaths – the highest number of fatalities out of any other country in the world. Considering that the U.S. has a prominent influenza vaccine programme, this is quite incredible.



From North America, the swine flu has made its way steadily and ceaselessly around the globe. In South America, Argentina is the country with the second number of fatalities in the world, at 165 confirmed deaths. Europe has largely escaped the wrath of the swine flu; in fact, Russia claims to have only experienced nine confirmed cases of the disease. Countries like France and Germany have reported modest numbers of cases, but far fewer than those reported in North America and South America. Although China has reported few cases, here in Australia the total number has crept up to 14,000 and there have been 40 fatalities to date.

The Swine Flu: Already Deadlier Than The Bird Flu -

Worldwide towards the end of 2006, the bird flu claimed just over one hundred deaths. Obviously, the swine flu has already far exceeded that number. If the estimates being made by the World Health Organization are correct, then the swine flu will claim many more victims yet. Australians continue to brace themselves for more implications from this outbreak, with pregnant women and indigenous people being listed as most at-risk.

Although the news is certainly not good, it is also important to keep calm and not panic. Through ensuring that you take an flu vaccination and paying attention to the published advice, you can keep the flu at bay. When all is said and done, it can be hoped that the estimates made by the WHO are proven wrong; if not, people can still band together to fight off the swine flu.

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13 Responses

  1. Scottie SimmondsApril 11, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Looks like this is not a very big problem thus far, but the world health organization said it has pandemic potential, and if so, it is too late to contain the outbreak. If this should cause worry, what steps should people take to “guarantee” their health?

  2. Demarcus BlaneMarch 3, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    i need to know how did the great plague of london effect the world today? And if it didn’t what else did??????

  3. Keva LargeDecember 4, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    A couple of months ago, I was researching viruses and emphasizing on resistant flu strains for my biology paper and I saw that there was a Spanish/Swine flu outbreak in both 1918 and 1976. Only one person was able to tell me they remember it in 1976.

    Was it not widely broadcasted or what? I can’t understand how that didn’t make an impact in peoples lives.

  4. Kia CumensNovember 16, 2013 at 1:56 am

    I am travelling to the US in 2 weeks time and want to bring some different food stuffs from my home for my friends.

    Where can I find info on what is permitted and what is not?

  5. Rogelio BatteigerOctober 21, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    What are they?

  6. William SchianoOctober 20, 2013 at 7:09 am

    Does anyone else think that the vaccine could in fact be the killer seeing as swine flu hasn’t really had the impact it was once thought it would. I’m not saying I believe entirely in the New World Order but interested in opinions?

  7. Scottie McglothinOctober 3, 2013 at 2:07 am

    Should We Be Worried?
    What Measures Should We Take To Combat The Mexican Swine Flu?

  8. Beau HerpolsheimerAugust 1, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    No but seriously…oink!

    So is the world going to end like this? With piggy-itis? Why not a massive space rock that impacts the earth and peels the earth’s crust off like a giant orange!?! Go out with a bang! Make it interesting!! But no! piggy flu! *rolls eyes*

    Poll: Are you scared yet?

  9. Janice HarkriderJuly 18, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    Well, the number one reason i think so right now is because of the swine flu. Although the higher ups think that closing the border won’t change anything, common sense tells you that if it’s mainly coming from over there then the more people who come from there the higher the chance of the virus getting spread. Like seriously. Who agrees?

  10. Xenia OstbergJuly 16, 2013 at 10:09 am

    and what is happening with the flu now?

  11. Mirian LinnellJuly 12, 2013 at 4:54 am

    Can you Briefly outline three tasks performed by the World Health Organisation.

    Briefly outline the importance of an international approach to health promotion

    and Identify four Australian health promotion inititatives that are in the spirit of the Ottawa Charter

    thanks :)

  12. Brandon CheslerMay 30, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    An avian flue is not a new disease in the world. It is a zooneses that has re-emerge after being present in the world over several decades. But now all the world attention has been turned towards it as something very strange and a lot of money is invested in trying to find the effective vaccine, and probably later a vaccine will be developed and put in the market and all people will be required to be vaccinated as a measure to combart this disease.But what happened before, what is happening now without such a vaccine?

    The disease was just an epidemic (to human beings) in certain parts of china and later to some few countries in asia. What about other parts of the world? In europe, africa and america has remain to be disease of birds and are the only one reported dead in these areas. So what do you think?

  13. Nubia KurelkoMay 14, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    These guys are responsible for making claims that vaccines do not cause autism that the CDC has relied upon to make the claims. Why?

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