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H5N1 Case Mortality Rate
November 26, 2004
>>"Look at this," Maki said, pointing to the screen where his Power Point presentation read: "72 percent mortality." The median age of the victims was 13.<<
There has been quite a bit of media discussion on the looming flu pandemic, but reports are just now beginning to talk about the actual case mortality rate instead of the WHO projected rate of less than 1%. The median age of the fatal cases may also be significant.