Swine Flu

  1. Upkar Takhar profile image59
    Upkar Takharposted 8 years ago

    Hi, I am currently on holiday in India with my family and will return back to Birmingham next week.

    In India the number of cases of swine flu is small 2,500 or so but the number of cases of death is high 60 to date.

    In the UK the cases of swine flu are really high but the number of deaths so far is very low.

    What I am hoping to understand is that is this assumption of UK cases true or have things changed.

    Sorry to offer a dull subject but the topic is on my mind.

  2. Marisa Wright profile image99
    Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago

    Upkar, you could have perhaps picked a better thread to post this in!  However, I think there's a simple answer to your question..

    How many people in India can afford to go to a doctor and have the test for swine flu?  Without a test, it's almost impossible to tell the difference between swine flu and normal flu.  I suspect, therefore, that it would be under-reported in India, whereas I understand it's over-hyped in the UK so it may be over-reported.  Hence the difference in the number of deaths in comparison to the number of cases reported.