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Italy- The influence of "swine" flu(H1N1) is still around.- FT member quoted

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  • Italy- The influence of "swine" flu(H1N1) is still around.- FT member quoted

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    The influence of "swine" is still around.
    It seemed out of the picture, in fact the virus strain A (H1N1) continued to hit in years.
    And experts call for continued vigilance

    Roberta Villa, Corriere Health. Sometimes it creates more alert to the threat of a remote, unknown virus, which is not a real danger perceived as more familiar. "In recent days, for example, there was talk of a variant of H1N1 influenza virus, the 'Eurasian avian-like H1N1 (EAH1N1), circulating in pigs since 1979, because it was shown that it could be transmitted between humans," says Stefano Prandoni, pediatrician and member of the international network FluTrackers, made up of volunteers dedicated to epidemiological surveillance.

    "A few years ago the virus has hit some people and made a victim in China - continues - but there have been no recent cases. Nothing therefore suggests that currently pose a risk to human health. " Rather, you should worry about the great return of the influenza A virus (H1N1) in charge of the so-called "swine flu pandemic" of 2009-2010, filed too hastily as a hoax. "On that occasion, also because of communication errors by the authorities, he passed over in silence the difficult next season, that of 2010-2011, in which the high number of admissions to intensive care and deaths could have been avoided with a vaccination campaign convinced, "remarks Prandoni.


    IL Corriere della Sera – 10 gennaio 2016