CYTOKINE STORM and the INFLUENZA PANDEMIC: Total Reported casesAs of: September 30, 2006, The World Health Organization (WHO) had confirmed 251 human cases of bird flu worldwide; of those, 148 died. (lethality 59%)
As of April 23, 2009, the WHO has confirmed 421 human cases; of those 257 have died (lethality 61%). As of February 8, 2012 the World Health Organization (WHO) says, H5N1 had killed 59.1% of the 584 confirmed cases in humans since 2003, so lethality appears to hover around 60%. as of april, 2013, the "Cumulative number of confirmed human cases for avian influenza A(H5N1) reported to WHO, 2003-2013" stands at 628 cases that resulted in 374 deaths, and currently the mortality rate remains at 59.6 percent, with an increasing mortality trend. In 2012, twenty of 32 cases resulted in death (62.5%) and to date (April) in 2013, 14 of 18 cases (77.8%) resulted in death.
Source: World Health Organization (WHO) Human/Animal Interface
World health organization world-wide mortality statistics on H5N1 Bird Flu.
The world wide fatality rate: 60%
Tamiflu and Relenza have NOT been proven effective in patients with cytokine storm, and have not been tested in patients with bird flu as of this writing. (Tamiflu and Relenza do appear to be effective in the 2009 H5N1 swine flu variant, however). Prescription Angiotension Blockers may be beneficial in treating cytokine storm associated with H5N1 Bird Flu, and this cytokine storm has proven lethal in over 60% of the patients who have contracted the avian flu to date. This book is a must read for those wanting to be prepared to treat a patient with avian influenza: This book is for physicians only and describes the benefit of Angiotensin Blockers in Bird Flu.
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