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CAR and CFR and swine flu

Discussion in 'Health' started by Dr.Who, May 1, 2009.

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    CAR is the Clinical Attack Rate. Which means that when a disease starts to impact a population how many of the people actually come down with the disease. If there are 1 million people in the population and 500,000 of them get the disease then the CAR is 50%.

    CFR is the Clinical Attack Rate. Which means that when a certain number of people get a disease how many of them will die as a result. If 10 people get a disease and the CFR is 10% then 1 will die.

    When you multiply the CAR times the population and then multiply times the CFR you can figure how many will die.

    So what do you all think the CAR and CFR is for the current swine flu?
     
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