Sunday, October 2, 2011

Rare Virus: An Upsurge

There is a new flu that is on the rise. Meet HEV68


“A rare virus has killed three people and sickened nearly 100 in Japan, the Philippines, the United States and the Netherlands over the past two years, US health authorities said Friday… The Philippines had 21 cases in late 2008 and early 2009, causing two deaths, the CDC said.”
 
“The virus was first discovered in four children who were sick with pneumonia in California in 1962, but subsequent incidences have been rare and sporadic, according to the CDC.

‘Identification of a large number of patients with HEV68 respiratory disease detected during a single season, such as described in this report, is a recent phenomenon,’ it added”

See also same story here:
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/09/30/rare-flu-like-virus-on-the-rise-us/

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