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How does swine flu kill people?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Swine Flu

Deaths associated with Swine flu could be associated with pneumonia, respiratory failure, seizures or worsening of pre-existing conditions.

In brief: Swine Flu

Deaths associated with Swine flu could be associated with pneumonia, respiratory failure, seizures or worsening of pre-existing conditions.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Maurice Atiyeh
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
3 doctors agree

In brief: similar to Flu

H1N1, called earlier swine Flu .
has xs similar to those of seasonal Flu- including sore throat.malaise and headache and then a hacking cough of bronchitis. +/-bacterial pneumonia specially in states of immunodefeciency and COPD.
PS:current vaccine against common FLU carries agents to protect against H1N1 as well.

In brief: similar to Flu

H1N1, called earlier swine Flu .
has xs similar to those of seasonal Flu- including sore throat.malaise and headache and then a hacking cough of bronchitis. +/-bacterial pneumonia specially in states of immunodefeciency and COPD.
PS:current vaccine against common FLU carries agents to protect against H1N1 as well.
Dr. Maurice Atiyeh
Dr. Maurice Atiyeh
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Dr. Michael Silverman
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree

In brief: Superinfection

Majoritybof illness was mild but small groups of at risk pts died due to overwhelming disease and were also compromised with a superinfection with a bacterial pneumonia strept staph etc.

In brief: Superinfection

Majoritybof illness was mild but small groups of at risk pts died due to overwhelming disease and were also compromised with a superinfection with a bacterial pneumonia strept staph etc.
Dr. Michael Silverman
Dr. Michael Silverman
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