Getting Ready For A Flu Epidemic

The Centers for Disease Control and other health experts are warning about a health concern that will likely impact hundreds, if not thousands, of people. This concern could threaten more people in the world than any other activity that is taking place. However, this concern probably isn’t at the top of the list of worries for most. Many people avoid talking about situations that could happen until they are presented with a real threat.

The health concern that officials are warning about is a flu epidemic. This isn’t just an ordinary epidemic where people get sick at what seems like the same time. The threat of a deadly epidemic across the United States and in other countries is real. There is a potential for numerous deaths. When the flu virus spreads, it will impact people like it has never done before. The flu virus doesn’t care if people have health insurance. It doesn’t care about anyone’s background. It’s a virus that will spread from one person to another no matter what kind of situation they are living in or where they are living.

If the right strain of the flu virus takes over, then it can spread across the world in only a short time. It might be only a few hours or days before every country is impacted by the virus, which means that it will then quickly spread throughout states and cities. The seasonal flu is similar, and while the impacts of the virus can reach far and wide, it’s nothing like a pandemic flu. A pandemic flu impacts all types of people. It often takes shape when there is a new virus that can’t be defeated with a vaccine. It’s usually a result of a mutation of a strain that is already present or one that is created from different viruses that link together.

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About the Author: BJ Hetherington

BJ is the lead editor of Meical Daily Times. Fluent in French and proficient in Spanish and Arabic, he focuses on diseases and conditions. BJ is a graduate of York University In Toronto. When BJ isn't busy writing his next piece, he can often be found running the streets of the GTA.

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