[LINK] Extract of comp.risks item: CNN article on "normal flu" mortalities (from J. Epstein)

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Fri May 1 10:56:15 AEST 2009

Jan Whitaker wrote:
> At 10:10 AM 1/05/2009, Roger Clarke wrote:
>> Has anyone got any measures of deaths per day / week / year from:
>> -   cholera
>> -   malaria
>> -   other 'third world' diseases
> http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/fears-distorting-reality-20090429-ancz.html

Alternatively, we could turn to the World Health Organisation.

> Key facts
>     * Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected mosquitoes.
>     * A child dies of malaria every 30 seconds.
>     * There were 247 million cases of malaria in 2006, causing nearly one million deaths, mostly among African children.
>     * Malaria is preventable and curable.
>     * Approximately half of the world's population is at risk of malaria, particularly those living in lower-income countries.
>     * Travellers from malaria-free areas to disease "hot spots" are especially vulnerable to the disease.
>     * Malaria takes an economic toll - cutting economic growth rates by as much as 1.3% in countries with high disease rates.

> WHO position paper on Oral Rehydration Salts to reduce mortality from cholera

The US Swine Flu Widget now includes this link:
"Plan and Prepare"

Yes I heard about the temperature sensor. What is disturbing is the lack of
useful basic health information:

eg drink lots of plain water in a heat wave and the queenslanders have finally
caught up with the rest of australia.
> Water fluoridation
> The Queensland Government is committed to improving the oral health of Queenslanders. Tooth decay has a significant impact on health and wellbeing and results in high personal and community costs. Tooth decay is largely preventable.

Marghanita da Cruz
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