A county medical examiner in Iowa has come forward to inform the public of the results of autopsies that point to bleeding in the lungs, just as in the fatal cases in the Ukraine and Norway. Many of these cases went undiagnosed as H1N1 due to the acute condition of the patients, and the invasive nature of testing.
Norway/Ukraine flu in the United States
The H1N1 mutation found in the Ukraine and in Norway is characterized by acute respiratory distress. According to Professor Victor Bachinsky, PHD, head of the Chernivtsi regional forensic bureau, the mutated form of the swine flu present in the Ukraine cause the lungs to bleed, and in essence, the total destruction of the lungs.
In an interview with Des Moines, Iowa KCCI News, Dr. Gregory Schmunk states, "In the autopsy, what we're seeing is very heavy, wet hemorrhagic lungs, lungs with a lot of blood in them."
H1N1 mutations around the world
H1N1 mutations have been identified around the world, including Brazil, China, the United Kingdom, Norway, the Ukraine, and here in the United States. Currently identified mutations include a strain that is resistant to Tamiflu, an antiviral medication, and the strain that causes bleeding in the lungs.