Has the H1N1 swine flu virus in Ukraine mutated to become more like the 1918 Spanish flu that killed 50 to 100 million people across the globe? Just like the current H1N1 swine flu virus sweeping the globe, the 1918 Spanish flu was a virus strain of subtype H1N1. Just like the current H1N1 swine flu virus, most of the victims of the Spanish flu were healthy young adults. Now news has come out that the patients that are dying in Ukraine are experiencing the total destruction of their lungs - just like the 1918 Spanish flu.
Recombinomics has posted a translation from an announcement by the Ukraine Ministry of Health that describes what is happening to these patients and how their lungs are being absolutely destroyed by this virus:
The symptoms are observed at different stages of disease - a fever with a temperature over 38 C, cough, respiratory disorders. When cough was characterized by negligible allocation phlegm or dry unproductive cough with blotches of blood. All the patients come to hospital on average by 3-7 days of onset, were in serious condition. Period of time from onset to death averaged from 4 to 7 days. In all patients during a hospital for signs of respiratory insufficiency of various degrees, which quickly rose and manifested accelerated respiration rate, shortness of breath and effectiveness of independent breathing. X-ray studies were performed on 1-2 day hospitalization. Most patients experienced a double-headed particles of lower lung lesion, followed by a trend towards total destruction.
Reports such as this, along with the fact that the WHO has not released the sequences from the samples taken from patients in Ukraine is leading Recombinomics and others to fear that the H1N1 swine flu virus has indeed mutated and become more like the 1918 Spanish flu.
In fact, infectious disease expert Dr. Donald Lau claims that the odds of the Ukrainian pandemic virus being the exact same H1N1 virus that is infecting the rest of the world are extremely low: "The statistical probability of this being the same H1N1 virus are infinitesimally small."
In any event, the situation in Ukraine is quickly becoming worse. As we reported yesterday, almost 1 million people in Ukraine have now reported flu-like symptoms. In addition, 6 health care workers have died and more than 2000 other health care workers are now seriously ill in Ukraine with flu-like symptoms.
But what is most striking is how incredibly similar the virus ravaging Ukraine is to the 1918 Spanish flu. Recent reports from Ukraine indicate that victims of the virus have been bleeding from every orifice. Now consider the following description of the 1918 Spanish flu from Wikipedia:
"One of the most striking of the complications was hemorrhage from mucous membranes, especially from the nose, stomach, and intestine. Bleeding from the ears and petechial hemorrhages in the skin also occurred."
Not only that, but pneumonia has been so prominent in Ukraine that it led many to speculate that it was actually pneumonic plague that was killing people there. In addition, one of the most prominent features of the virus in Ukraine is that it causes massive hemorrhaging and destruction in the lungs.
Considering that, check out how Wikipedia describes the deaths that were caused by the 1918 Spanish flu:
The majority of deaths were from bacterial pneumonia, a secondary infection caused by influenza, but the virus also killed people directly, causing massive hemorrhages and edema in the lung.
So has the H1N1 swine flu virus mutated to become more similar to the 1918 Spanish flu? If not, it sure is acting a whole lot like the 1918 Spanish flu.
And that would be really, really bad news. The 1918 Spanish flu killed approximately 3 percent of the world's population. Tens of millions of people died.
Nearly a hundred years later, humanity circulates around the globe so much faster thanks to our amazing advances in transportation. Therefore, a truly horrific virus could spread to virtually every corner of the globe in record time.
In addition, if the H1N1 swine flu virus has mutated, it is likely that the swine flu vaccine will not do an ounce of good to fight the mutated virus. Instead, many natural health experts are warning that taking the H1N1 swine flu vaccine will fry your immune system and make it even more likely that you will catch the next virus to come along.
Not only that, but reports of adverse reactions to the swine flu vaccine are quickly coming in from all over the globe. In particular, pregnant women who have taken the vaccine (remember they were pushed to the front of the line for the vaccine) are reporting absolutely horrific miscarriage stories.
This whole thing is quickly becoming a total worldwide health disaster. If you have any additional intel that you think that we should be made aware of please be sure to leave a comment below.