An agrarian M.B.A. discusses the principles of living well.
Saturday, January 2, 2010
H1N1 is worse when coinfected with Streptococcus pneumoniae
It seems that severe morbidity from H1N1 is aresult of simultaneous infection with Streptococcus pneumoniae . I don't know of any easy way to protect against Strep but such a means might exist. Alternatively, just get the H1N1 vaccine. The H1N1 is now widespread in only 4 states, including New Jersey and Virginia. The CDC says that another wave of flu is possible later in the year if it mutates.