Daily News (Link) - Oren Yaniv (June 24, 2009)
The number of swine flu deaths in the city climbed to 32, it was reported yesterday, as German scientists warned that the virus may be mutating into a more aggressive form.
The city's Health Department announced two more fatalities from the H1N1 virus, identifying the latest victims only as persons between the ages 25 and 65.
But the spread of the disease is declining, the department said, with fewer people coming to emergency rooms with flu-like symptoms.
Germany's federal agency for infectious diseases yesterday expressed concern about how the H1N1 virus was developing in Australia and South Africa.
"It's possible the virus has mutated," Joerg Hacker, head of the Robert Koch Institute for infectious diseases, said in Berlin. "In autumn, the mutated form could spread to the northern hemisphere."
The director general of the World Health Organization, Dr. Margaret Chan, said recently the virus is currently "pretty stable," but can still take a more dangerous form. †
“Be not overcome
of evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:21
In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, any copyrighted work herein is archived under fair use without profit or payment to those who have expressed a prior interest in reviewing the included information for personal use, non-profit research and educational purposes only. Ref.