Flu Update

Health officials now estimate that swine flu has sickened nearly 50 million Americans and killed nearly 10,000. The new estimates from the CDC mean about 1 in 6 Americans has had the illness.

The CDC also estimates that 200,000 people have been hospitalized since the virus was first identified in April. That's the same amount that occurs normally in an entire flu season.

The State Health Department says three people died from the flu last week. The number includes the seasonal and swine flu, though swine is the main strain going around.


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  • by Anonymous on Dec 11, 2009 at 06:38 AM
    Swine Flu Cases Overestimated? (CBS) If you've been diagnosed "probable" or "presumed" 2009 H1N1 or "swine flu" in recent months, you may be surprised to know this: odds are you didn’t have H1N1 flu. Read the full story and see charts that tell the other side of the story. Copy and paste the link http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/10/21/cbsnews_investigates/main5404829.shtml?tag=cbsnewsLeadStoriesAreaMain;cbsnewsLeadStoriesSecondary
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