Brazil Leads In Worldwide Swine Flu Deaths
According to CNN.com, the European Center of Disease Control and studies done by global medical officials, Brazil has had 550-600 confirmed deaths due to H1N1.
The Brazilian Health Ministry co-signs and confirms that Brazil ranks #5 in the world in regards to morality ratings (and the United States was ranks #17 as of August 28, 2009). An overwhelming 83% of Brazil’s flu cases have been identified as the Swine Flu, totaling to over 5,200 people infected.
As reported by the World Health Organization, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Argentina and the United States have had the most cases of H1N1.
On Monday, French drug-maker Sanofi-Aventis signed a deal to make millions of swine flu vaccines for Brazil. The prescription-maker plans on controlling the virus by supplying Brazil with 18 million doses of the medication.
Sadly, in the country known for their beaches and carnivals, 480 pregnant women have caught the deadly flu and 58 of them have died.
As stated on CNN.com, “The World Health Organization in June declared a Level 6 worldwide pandemic, the organization’s highest classification.”
As of September almost 1,800 people have died worldwide of viscous flu and over 520 of them have been in the U.S.