Epidemiologists say swine flu smertonosnee than expected

About the swine flu pandemic of 2009-2010, it would seem that everything has been forgotten. But based on the latest report of the experts who testify that there have been much exaggerated and that the real mortality from dangerous virus, once in fifteen higher than was announced by who, reports RIA "Novosti".

The point here is that until recently, global analysis was not conducted. So, from April 2009 to August 2010 in the world of the laboratory were confirmed 18 500 thousand deaths, the perpetrator of which was swine flu. However, now says that the dead are more than 151 thousand 700 to 575 thousand 400 people.

80 percent of deaths are in the age group of 65 years. For comparison: usual seasonal flu is deadly for the elderly. 59 percent of deaths occur in Africa and South-East Asia, says Fatima, Dawud doctor of the Centre for the control of morbidity (USA).

These data were obtained based on the mathematical model, which takes into account the data taken from the health authorities in 12 countries. Scientists took as a basis the fact that the risk of death from influenza in some countries is higher than in others. Thus, the calculation took into account not only the data about the deceased, but also on persons who had identified the symptoms of swine flu. This, as evidenced by the author of the research, allowed us to obtain a comprehensive view about the situation.

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