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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Swine Flu in More than 100,000 in US Already?

Half-a dozen American deaths at least now, but perhaps many many more than that not diagnosed.

Either way--it is this autumn and winter for us when temperatures are cool again that is the real danger.

This H1N1 flu will circulate in the Southern Hemisphere for the next few months. It WILL encounter H5N1 at some point. The question is, will it morph into a more lethal virus?

Swine Flu May Have Infected More Than 100,000 Americans
By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter

SUNDAY, May 17 (HealthDay News) -- While the official tally of confirmed U.S. swine flu cases topped 4,700 on Friday, experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now estimate the true number of infections at more than 100,000 nationwide.

Also on Friday, health officials announced two new deaths linked to the H1N1 virus, bringing the nationwide total to five. (Death #6 was reported this evening in NY.)

"Today we had our fourth death reported from Maricopa County in Arizona," Dr. Daniel Jernigan, from CDC's Influenza Division, said during an afternoon teleconference Friday. "There are more deaths and hospitalizations that we are monitoring," he said.

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