Swine Flu & Socioeconomic Status

As with all epidemics, those who should worry are those who live in developing nations.  These citizens are more depraved on modern medicine and those who may not have access to medical attention.  

So far, those who are most affected by the swine flu are the young an the healthy.  This proves to much more unlike any other influenza virus that has been a threat to the world before.  Medical experts feel as though this is because older people have built up immunity to the older 20th Century H1N1 strain of the flu.  

One thing is for certain, as the flu continues to spread, regardless of its severity, the number of victims of the swine flu will be proportionally higher in the less wealthy.

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