The Hong Kong seasonal influenza (mutant H3N2) or the ‘Hong Kong flu’ is serious. Recently in Hong Kong, the new influenza has become an epidemic and 306 have died in just two months.
This is twice the death-toll count that occurred in 2014, when 133 people died from the winter influenza. The whole nation is on edge since the current death toll has exceeded the 2003 SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) which exceeded 302 victims.
The experts assume that the rapid metastasizing of the Hong Kong flu’s death-toll can reach 600.
Moreover, they have mentioned that if the Hong Kong flu combines with the avian influenza A (H7N9), which a man, 61, recently died of, there might be a possibility of a third virus mutation.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) published a report on the 27th of last month, they have warned that the possibility of this flu can become pandemic. The WHO said that “the virus that causes the flu is still causing mutations and that continuous monitoring is needed,” it urged the governments of each country to prepare high-intensity measures.
Reporter Cho Woonggyu [firstname.lastname@example.org]