Saturday, January 2, 2010

H1N1 is worse when coinfected with Streptococcus pneumoniae

It seems that severe morbidity from H1N1 is a result 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.

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