Thursday, August 6, 2009

2nd flu death in South Africa disputed. What is the true number of swine flu infections/deaths? Answer, from here on out we'll never know

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Number of people infected rising globally
WHILE the number of people being diagnosed with swine flu continues to rise steadily around the globe and in South Africa, Dr Pete Vincent of Netcare Travel Clinics maintains that there is still no need to panic as most people who contract the H1N1 virus recover fairly quickly.

Swine flu – medically known as the H1N1 virus – was first recorded in South Africa in June, and the country’s first recorded death was that of 22-year-old Stellenbosch University student Ruan Muller last week.

Last night, national Health Department spokesperson Fidel Radebe disputed that a second South African had died of swine flu, saying the 44-year-old Durban man was not a victim of the pandemic.

Radebe said the test results had been inconclusive, and that they could not do further tests because the man has already been buried in line with his religious requirements.

The man from Phoenix died at Mount Edgecombe Hospital last Wednesday.

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