Follow the flu pandemic in real time.
April 28, 2009, 12:58 AM
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This is interesting to me, maybe because I am a microbiology major.

” A spike of infections of the H1N1 Swine Flu—a mutation of a pork virus that jumped from pigs to humans—happened in the city of Mexico (103 dead already) and it is quickly spreading through the world now, thanks to airline connections.

Reading the map is very simple: We are all going to dieThe pink markers are suspect, the purple markers are confirmed, and deaths don’t have a black dot in the marker. The yellow markers are negative.” -gizmodo

If you goto MSU, you probably also got a email from the University’s physician.  Eitherway, its not the worst case scenario, it seems as though this virus isn’t thaaaat deadly, considering thousands of people die every year from the regular flu b/c of complications.  Although the media is going to have a frenzy on it and make you think the apocolypse is upon us.

This just shows how quickly a virus can spread in today’s world.  This would be alot worse if the bird flu jumped vectors by mutating genes to create new surface proteins/receptors and made human-human transfers possible.  If memory from my education is correct, I believe that is the H1N5 or H5N1 virus, which has the potential to be A LOT more deadly.  I don’t know, google it.  Bottom line, if you have flu like symptoms… try to avoid me and find a doctor.

Anyway, here is the link to google’s map or just look below.

Have fun watching.

Here is a picture of the outbreaks thus far at 2am on Tuesday, April 28th.  I’ll try to remember to post another picture in a few days to view the viruses progress, because I’m not sure this one will self refresh.

Microbiology FTW. (smh at myself)

DKA out.

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