If the virus persists until the advent of the next influenza season, or takes hold in the southern hemisphere where influenza season is getting underway right now, we might also have to look out for further reassortment events between this virus and the currently circulating human influenza A H3N2 or H1N1 strains.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Global Pandemic: Southern Hemisphere will determine planet's fate [Kill rate calculated as 10%, double 1918 Pandemic]
SHOOT: The Southern Hemipshere countries are going into their flu season. If the triple reassorted virus manages to invest itself in the populations of countries such as New Zealand, Australia, South Africa (and the rest of Southern Africa) and South America, a series of waves are likely to emerge, spreading out and contaminating and recontaminating the world's human populations. 162 fatalities among perhaps 2000 cases in Mexico suggests a very high (10%) killing rate.