Worldwide, just over 0.4% of the laboratory-confirmed cases reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) have died, which would be a rate consistent with that normally observed with seasonal influenza. However, the true number of swine flu cases is likely to be significantly higher than that reported to WHO and therefore the figure of 0.4% is likely to be an overestimate of the death rate. (Emphasis added)In other words, as regards your chances of death, Swine 'flu is not as dangerous as ordinary 'flu. Pass the chalice!
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