Posted by Denise on 02 21st, 2010 | 151 responses

More News on H1N1 Virus

We are at a critical moment in the fight against the 2009 H1N1 influenza. Between April and mid-November, we saw approximately 47 million cases of 2009 H1N1 flu, more than 200,000 hospitalizations, and nearly 10,000 deaths, with the vast majority of deaths occurring in children and non-elderly adults. While we are fortunate that flu activity has declined in recent weeks, flu activity-caused either by the 2009 H1N1 virus or regular seasonal flu viruses -is expected to continue for months. Flu experts warn that we should prepare for a possible third wave of H1N1 flu.

The number of people who get vaccinated against influenza typically drops after November. With more than 118 million doses of the H1N1 flu vaccine having been made available, and with flu illness declining in many areas, Americans who have not yet been vaccinated have a window of opportunity to protect themselves and their loved ones. Encouraging more people to get vaccinated over the next several weeks could prevent serious illness and death.

151 Responses to “More News on H1N1 Virus”

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