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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