New Zealand is the Canary in the Coal Mine for H1N1

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    New Zealand is the Canary in the Coal Mine for H1N1


    It is Fall in New Zealand, and they have reported many cases of this new H1N1 (Swine Flu or Novel Flu). Assuming that they will continue to have this outbreak when the colder winter weather comes, it is essential that we watch their cases of patients placed into ventilation in the ICU's of their hospitals.

    The deaths in Mexico were associated with the cold weather in that high altitude city. If the virus still has that propensity in New Zealand, we will need to build a vaccine against it.

    The strain that has migrated to the US does not appear to have that cold weather gene at present (A summer adaptation to survive???) If that cold weather gene carrying virus returns in November, we may see many many pneumonia deaths just like Mexico City in the past month.

    In other words, it will be like the Winter Strain of Spanish Flu H1N1 that killed so many in 1918 into 1919
     

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