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Friday, February 5, 2010

Health Officials Say Third Wave Of Swine Flu Is Possible

Something all of us here in Malaysia and South East Asia can learn from. We may / may not be in our second wave of H1N1 influenza activity but in the Northern Hemisphere, they are preparing for a third wave. Better to be safe than sorry. The whole report:

"Ohio County health officials said there is a chance for a third wave of the swine flu to strike.

The popularity of the vaccine has recently leveled off, but the county's health director said it's still an important form of health protection to consider.

"Don't let your guard down," said Dr. William Mercer, director of the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department. "There's still a good chance that it could come back. If we learned anything from 1957, there was another wave and that started in the middle of February.

The seasonal flu is also expected to peak soon. Mercer said he is encouraging people to get both the swine and seasonal flu vaccines.

In a month, Mercer predicted flu levels to be much higher."

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