Swine flu pandemic

Health professionals around the world are beginning to mass vaccinations and track the progress of the virus H1N1 / 09 (also referred to in the media as "swine flu"). Representatives of the World Health Organization has recently noted that the virus was leaked in almost every country in the world, reaching even to the remote tribes in Venezuela and aboriginal Australian. Although the number of deaths from swine flu remains low (currently 7000) compared with the level of mortality during seasonal flu (several hundred thousand deaths per year), health professionals are concerned about the instability of the virus H1N1 / 09 and its tendency to hit the young, healthier people . Collected here are photos, united by the theme of struggle with swine flu worldwide.

Medic preparing students to enter the University of vaccine against the swine flu virus in Vladivostok November 9, 2009. According to Russian media, on November 9 last Monday, Russia launched a program of vaccination against influenza H1N1. (REUTERS / Yuri Maltsev)

An Afghan boy selling protective masks on a market in Kabul on Monday, November 9, 2009. In Afghanistan, the swine flu killed 11 people. In this country, hundreds of Afghan and international troops fighting the disease and the increasing activities of the rebel forces. The Afghan Ministry of Health reported Monday that 710 cases of swine flu infection occurred among 779 general war. (AP Photo / Anja Niedringhaus)

Israeli health worker keeps a vial of vaccine against the H1N1 virus in a Jerusalem hospital on Nov. 4, 2009. Israel has ordered a vaccine which is sufficient for the inoculation of 30% of the population, even though the vaccine is still in development. (AP Photo / Bernat Armangue)


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