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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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