Pandemic flu - no time to relax our guard
This article was originally published in Scrip
Although the numbers of confirmed cases of H1N1/2009 continue to rise in many countries, there are increasing signs that the pandemic will not be anything like as serious as some experts had predicted. The spread of the virus so far seems to be slower than many people had expected; unlike seasonal influenza viruses, it appears not to affect the elderly disproportionately; and in most people, the infection causes relatively mild symptoms.
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