Europe: Swine Flu Death Toll Doubling Q 2 Weeks

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    http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/europe/...eaths-doubling

    I know little about the state of healthcare delivery systems in central and eastern Europe. I am
    wondering if they are going to be up to the task. Does ECMO even exist there?

    Quote from www.stuff.co.nz
    The number of swine flu deaths in Europe has doubled almost every two weeks since the middle of October with 169 people dying of the virus in the past week.

    The Stockholm-based European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention said 670 deaths have been reported in Europe from H1N1 flu since they began monitoring it in April and all 31 European Union and European free trade area (EFTA) countries now have cases of the virus.

    "While the most deaths have to date been in Western Europe there are increasing numbers of deaths being reported from central and eastern Europe."

    It said it feared "deliberate misinformation" about H1N1 shots was being spread by a growing anti-vaccination movement and warned that a low uptake could hamper efforts to control the pandemic and increase pressure on health systems across Europe.
    (hat tip Chen Qi)

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