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13 Year Old Toronto Boy Dies of H1N1





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Uploaded on Oct 28, 2009

13-year-old Evan Frustaglio died on Monday,October 26 and it has been confirmed that he had H1N1 infection. The media is using the fact that he played in a hockey tournament after falling ill as proof of his good health and are using this to push the notion that any healthy child may die ofswine flu at any time and that all healthy children should be vaccinated. However, strenuous exercise during influenza infection is known to increase mortality.
Articles on Evan's death:

MSN article on exercise and influenza:

Study on exercise,influenza and mortality:

A while ago,I had found awebsite promoting flu vaccine, which included an article about a 15-year-old boy who had developedsevere compartment syndrome and died after engaging in strenuous exercise while suffering from influenza. Because he wasfoundto have influenza, the site authors conclude the solution would beto vaccinate all children,while disregarding the role thatexercise played. I will post a link if I find this website.

Compartment syndrome:

Compartment syndrome is a clinical diagnosis (i.e. no tests conclusively prove its presence or absence), but direct measurement of the pressure in a fascial compartment may be used to assess its severity. Values of 3050 mmHg (46.5 kPa) indicate severe compartment syndrome and possible need for fasciotomy, which is an incision to relieve increased pressure.[3]


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