Tuesday, May 19, 2009
The new H1N1 swine flu circulating around most of the United States is putting a worrying number of young adults and children into the hospital and hitting schools particularly hard, U.S. health officials said on Monday.
The virus killed a vice principal at a New York City school over the weekend and has now spread to 48 states. It is affecting a disproportionate number of children, teenagers and young adults.
CDC officials say around 100,000 people are likely infected with the H1N1 swine flu strain in the United States which has seen 5,123 confirmed cases and six deaths. CDC officials say this is “the tip of the iceberg.”