Monday, August 31, 2009

WHO update

The lastest WHO briefing note has a few key points to notice:

  • Early studies show a higher risk of hospitalization and death among minority groups and indigenous populations—four to five times higher than the general population in some studies.
  • Early data from two countries suggest that people infected with both HIV and novel H1N1 are not at increased risk for severe illness, provided they are on antiretroviral therapy.
  • H1N1 viruses from all outbreaks are virtually identical, showing no signs of dangerous mutations.

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