venerdì 23 ottobre 2009

Gimme some truth

Poi un giorno mi metto a fare una review sulla H1N1. Per ora ho letto questo

Mortality from the pandemic appeared to be relatively low. Most countries reported mortality rates of less than one per 100,000 population. There is evidence from New South Wales that excess mortality from influenza and pneumonia over the period of the pandemic was less than in previous years [6]. These results suggest the case fatality ratio (CFR) was also low. The main limitation in estimating the CFR is uncertainty over the size of the infected denominator population [13]. A report from New Zealand estimated approximately 7.5% of the population had symptomatic illness, suggesting 10-15% may have been infected and a CFR of <0.01% [14]. Samoa provides a dramatic illustration of the impact of this pandemic compared to the 1918-19 pandemic. At that time the islands (then named “Western Samoa”) had the highest death rate for any country or territory, losing 19-22% of its population [15]. In the current pandemic Samoa has recorded only two deaths, a mortality rate of 0.001% (Table).

Fonte : Eurosurveillance, Volume 14, Issue 42, 22 October 2009

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