The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified the groups most at risk of contracting swine flu as being those with chronic lung disease, children under two years of age, and expecting mothers. Health officials have also concluded that obesity and morbid obesity are present in a large number of severe and fatal swine flu cases.
The swine flu virus continues to take lives at a rapid pace, with the global toll of fatalities reported to have reached 4,774 according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Countries with increased deaths include the United States, South Korea, the United Kingdom, Iran, Cuba, Trinidad and Tobago, China, Spain and Hungary.
In most countries, swine flu’s prevalence is too widespread to quantify. Dr. Ann Schuchat, Director of the US National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases noted that whereas recent regular flu seasons saw no more than 88 deaths of children, 86 from swine flu have already been reported even though the flu season has only begun.
The World Health Organization has called upon countries in the northern hemisphere to prepare for a challenging fight against swine flu, noting that it overwhelmed southern hemisphere hospitals during their flu season. It saddens us to know that world citizens are suffering or living in fear of the ongoing pandemic.
We pray for the day when fellow humans, including children, will be spared from
such tragic diseases, through the adoption of the immunity-enhancing organic vegan diet.
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