Q: Is swine flu treatable?A: Yes, with the flu drugs Tamiflu or Relenza, but not with two older flu medications.
"I hope I am wrong but if things go the way they are we may see 20,000+ in a few weeks and it will keep growing exponentially"
To feel worse read about the Hong Kong Flu epidemic of 1968-1969 which killed 1 million people worldwide including 33,800 here in the U.S.: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H.....68-1969.29
The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccination each year.Every year in the United States, on average: * 5% to 20% of the population gets the flu; * more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from flu-related complications; and * about 36,000 people die from flu-related causes.Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease), are at high risk for serious flu complications.
Phase 6, the pandemic phase, is characterized by community level outbreaks in at least one other country in a different WHO region in addition to the criteria defined in Phase 5. Designation of this phase will indicate that a global pandemic is under way.
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