Friday, August 28, 2009

HN1 Swine Flu Affecting More Minorities

I found this article from the Associated Press more scary then informative. Scary because it reminded me when AIDS first came out. According to the report published this past Thursday, Swine flu was four times more likely to send blacks and Hispanics to the hospital than whites, according to a study in Chicago that offers one of the first looks at how the virus has affected different racial groups.

The report goes on to state that, " it's not clear if a racial or ethnic difference will hold up when more complete national data is available, one federal health official said. The findings are based on fairly small numbers of cases from the early days of the pandemic."

"We don't have anything definitive to say one group is more affected than another," said Dr. Daniel Jernigan of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

To Read More on this Report Click here-----> HNI SWINE FLU REPORT

1 comment:

Erick R said...

i think that it may depend on racial ethnicity because of what each person consumes, that is good for the immune system. However this is just one virus, imagine when the new ones come out we could have a plague like the bubonic plague again, i would like to see it i dont know im just interested in this things xD
What i think is that this virus was created by someone it cant be "natural" if you see at the events when the first virus sighting was confirmed you will see what i mean.