No Need to Worry, No H1N1 virus could mutate

The researchers who made H1N1 vaccines could be relieved that the virus becomes a pandemic it could not prove the virus mutate into another type such as that previously had rumored.

Although the H1N1 virus has spread across nearly 50 countries around the world, but most cases are still in the mild or moderate degree, even almost the same as the common cold. But not a bit too must be treated in hospital.

The good news is that H1N1 viruses mentioned could mutate and turn into a new type of virus was not proven. Genetic test results prove that there is no any changes to the virus. Vaccine tested in October next plan was considered to be appropriate and may prevent the development of the virus.

"That means a vaccine that has been successful we will be very suitable production and there should be no more changes that can immediately stop its spread," said Dr. Thomas R. Frieden from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as quoted by AP, on Monday (28/9/2009).

Frieden warned, before the vaccine was issued in October next, people are supposed to keep washing hands, covering mouth when you cough or sneeze and stay home if you feel sick.

Children and pregnant women are the group most at risk of H1N1 that are preferred in the provision of vaccines. Another group that should be prioritized are those who have heart disease, diabetes, respiratory problems and other medical personnel who deal with sick people.

To obtain the vaccine for children, the plan will be made vaccine clinic at each school. But even though health workers suggest the importance of vaccines for children, but according to a survey conducted CS Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health of 1678 parents, only about 40 percent of it going to give vaccines to children.

As many as 46 percent of parents who are not too interested in providing vaccines for children say that they are not too worried that her son would be affected by H1N1 virus, while 20 percent believe that the virus is not too serious.

"It signifies the awareness of parents on the importance of H1N1 vaccine is still very low compared with the common cold. This perception must be changed because even if the H1N1 virus is not fierce as the H5N1 virus (bird flu) but still need to be anticipated," said Dr. Matthew Davis, a professor of Pediatrics and internal medicine in the Child Health Evaluation and Research Unit at the University of Michigan Medical School.

Previously, researchers in the United States also noted that the new H1N1 virus appears not competitive with seasonal flu, which can not mix with other flu viruses that circulate into

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