CDC - reports 3009 infected in the US to date
WHO - reports 5251 infected worldwide
ECDC - reports 210 infected in EU/EFTA countries
There are now a little more than 30 countries affected (with confirmed cases)
As the number in the US have raised dramatically during the last 7 days whith herds of infected in some states there are still reasons to be concearned.
The illnes is mild and sensitive to antivirals (Relenza and Tamiflu) -
on the other hand a pandemic would have major effects on society and economics as:
1 Approx 25% of the population will be infected (WHO calculations) focus on 15-50yr of age
2 Another 15% (totals 40%) will stay home from work/school
3 The illness will stay in country for 6-8 weeks
The best weapon against the consequences are knowledge and awareness which helps companies and vital functions withins society to maintain function and minimize losses.
The survival of the fittest!