Tuesday, June 23, 2009

First Asian H1N1 Death

It's on everyone's mind: Swine flu, or H1N1 flu. What we have to understand is that media coverage in other countries is by no means similar to how it is within the United States. During my trip to China, every time I turned on the TV, I'd hear about someone being quarantined, or how many new cases have popped up. So you wonder how much worse things are going to get once this hits:

First Asian Swine Flu Death Reported

The first swine flu death in Asia is being reported in the Philippines. A 49-year-old woman with heart and liver ailments has died after contracting the virus.

The woman died at her home on Friday, June 19, two days after she first showed symptoms of the virus.

post-autopsy results show that the death was caused by congestive heart failure and pneumonia...

and not H1N1 directly, there's no telling how this piece of news will affect government regulation and action regarding this pandemic.

A more personal story about my experiences with the swine flu scare in China coming up later.

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