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ROTTERDAM / ATLANTA – The Mexican flu is more dangerous than was thought until recently. The Mexican Flu Virus penetrates into the lower airways. This is the risk of pneumonia a lot bigger than the normal winter flu, which usually nests in the upper airways. Also the virus infiltrates the gastrointestinal tract.
This according to research by the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta and the results published Thursday in the scientific journal Science.
Virologists from both research compared the progress of the Mexican flu with the regular flu. This was in the CDC laboratory six p.m.-infected ferrets and the Erasmus MC in six ferrets. Flu develops in the same way as predatory animals in humans, why they laboratories and pilot model. Read the rest of this entry »
DEN HAAG (ANP) – The spread of the first vaccines against influenza among Mexican physicians began. Most of them are expected to begin next week sting. They set themselves the “prick days, showed the Ministry of Health knows Monday.
The usual risk groups, those suffering from heart and lung problems, diabetes aged over sixty, have already received a call in order to be vaccinated. Furthermore, pregnant women (week fourteen) get a puncture. This also applies to families and carers of people who are seriously ill or die from flu. Pregnant through obstetrician, gynecologist or family doctor should have informed and make an appointment for a puncture. Caregivers must prick the applications as they want that. The physician determines whether they can benefit from it. Vaccination is not compulsory.
It is unclear whether children are temporarily eligible for vaccination. Minister Ab Klink wait before a recommendation from the Health Council.
Meanwhile more and more people call the flu information line. Last Friday was the busiest day so far, with over 1500 calls. Monday was the number to more than 2500, said a spokesman for Klink. The callers want to know was why children are not vaccinated, or they can pass their own vaccine, or they ask for any updates.