Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Swine Flu: Spreading Rapidly In the Northern Hemisphere
VOAVideo: Swine Flu: Spreading Rapidly In the Northern Hemisphere
The first H1N1 swine flu vaccinations are being given in the U.S. today. More than 4,000 people have died from H1N1 since March when the virus was first identified, according to the World Health Organization (from October 2). Nearly three fourths of the fatalities were in the Americas. A few years ago, health officials were concerned that the bird flu would be the next viral pandemic. VOA's Carol Pearson looks at the differences between the H1N1 swine flu with the H5N1 bird flu.