Τρίτη, 1 Σεπτεμβρίου 2009

Published: 1 September 2009 16:10 | Changed: 1 September 2009 17:21

By Hans van der Lugt

Some experts say Q-fever, which has already killed five people in the Netherlands, is not getting enough attention compared to the Mexican flu.

The Mexican flu has so far killed two people in the Netherlands. Q-fever has killed five, but it is getting nothing near the media attention that the Mexican flu has attracted.

Some experts think the silence about Q-fever, which can cause permanent heart problems, is misguided. "It is almost as if it is being hushed up to protect the agricultural and tourism industries," said retired professor of medicine Ton Maassen. "There should be transparent communication about this, especially for people who have a low resistance because they are hiv-positive or have recently undergone chemotherapy."


Περισσότερα στο: http://www.nrc.nl/international/article2346258.ece/Q-fever_is_killing_more_people_than_Mexican_flu 

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