WHO: Up to 2 Billion People Might get Swine Flu

发帖者 ADuu | 5/08/2009 04:22:00 AM | , , | 0 评论 »

GENEVA-Up to 2 billion people could be infected by swine flu if the current outbreak turns into a pandemic lasting two years, the World Health Organization said Thursday.
WHO flu chief Keiji Fukuda said the historical record of flu pandemics indicates one-third of the world's population gets infected in such outbreaks.Independent experts agreed that the estimate was possible but pointed out that many would not show any symptoms.
"If we do move into a pandemic, then our expectation is that we will see a large number of people infected worldwide," Fukuda said. "If you look at past pandemics, it would be a reasonable estimate to say perhaps a third of the world's population would get infected with this virus."
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