Reader reaction to Reuters news
U.S. officials track new flu strain
The virus is usually fairly mild but it still kills between 250,000 and 500,000 people in an average year. And every few decades, a completely new strain pops up and it can cause a pandemic, a global epidemic that kills many more than usual.
This was in your article, and I was wondering if it is a typo or mistake? Could you please let me know.
The numbers are accurate, although I admit it is jarring to see the phrase “fairly mild” attached to a death toll like that: GBU Editor
The H1N1 influenza strain in a microscopic image courtesy of the CDC. REUTERS/Handout
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