Swine flu has killed over 700, WHO says
World Health Organization (WHO) says the H1N1 swine flu has killed more than 700 people. The death toll has increased with 300 since the beginning of the month.
WHO is currently researching for ways to slow the spread of the disease. They also say that they have stopped counting all the individual cases, because it would be useless with this amount of patients.
WHO spokeswoman has said that closing schools could be an option but every country has to decide it by themselves. In Britain, the officials are considering this option. They say that the pandemic cannot be stopped if they don't close some schools.
The typical symptoms are:
- sudden fever (a high body temperature of 38C/100.4F or above), and
- sudden cough.
Other symptoms may include:
- aching muscles,
- limb or joint pain,
- diarrhea or stomach upset,
- sore throat,
- runny nose,
- sneezing, and
- loss of appetite.