Videti je, da nova gripa ni tako nevarna, kot je bilo videti na začetku. There are 286 confirmed cases in 36 states. That’s an increase of six states from yesterday. And we’re seeing over 700 probable cases in a total of 44 states. This likely represents an underestimation of the total number of cases taking place across the country. In order to be counted, you have to have your flu-like symptoms and see your doctor and be tested. And we know that for a lot of people, those steps do not take place. And because this is flu, the situation will change rapidly. The median age of confirmed cases is 16 years. There are 35 known hospitalizations in the United States with the one reported death. 62% of the confirmed cases are under 18 years of age. The World’s Health Organization earlier today was reporting 898 cases in 18 countries.
I like to each day put this in context with seasonal flu. With seasonal flu, we see in the United States over 30 million cases. We see 200,000 hospitalizations and, on average, 36,000 deaths.
And so far, the severity of illness in this country is similar to that of flu, and that’s very encouraging.We’re keeping very close tabs and looking at all of the markers and all of the resistance markers for any viral. And so far, we have very good news. We haven’t seen any changes that would cause alarm. So, the viruses are remaining very consistent with respect to their genetic properties and their resistance properties, their susceptibility to the N viral drugs and their susceptibility to the inhibitors but resistance to vaccine.