CDC: 100,000 in U.S. Likely Infected with H1N1 Swine Flu

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

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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.”

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6 Responses to CDC: 100,000 in U.S. Likely Infected with H1N1 Swine Flu

  1. Josh says:

    I hope that we will learn lessons from this Pandemic. My fear is that when a more virulent virus emerges the population won’t take it serious.
    I was at a barbeque 3 weeks ago and heard people complaining that schools had closed and they had to take off work. I heard people say that, “This is nothing. Give me a cup of swine flu and I would drink it.” And worst, I heard people say that it was “Obama trying to scare the people to get the news away from examining him.”
    We need to take all public health threats serious and be thankful, when in hindsight, we can say that it was only mild.

  2. feminazi says:

    A toddler was just reported to have died from the swine flu in New York City. This epidemic isn’t over and based on the number of confirmed cases, it’s just getting worse. I am very concerned about the winter flu season. If regular influenza combines with the H1N1 swine flu, we could be looking at hundreds of thousands of deaths.

  3. Estacada says:

    Worldwide, swine flu cases are approaching 10,000 and the epidemic isn’t slowing.

    The NIH had better get busy on a vaccine and CNN had best stop whoring Dr. Sanjay Goopta to tell viewers it’s all good news and we have nothing to worry about.

    Where did he go to medical school? India?

  4. libhomo says:

    Gupta already is notorious for lying about Michael Moore.

  5. Hey, I live and work in NYC. Sure, most of the schools that are closed are in Queens, but lots of people live in Queens but commute to Manhattan for work, doctors, etc. Long and short, NYC is going to see a lot more flu. I’m washing my hands as often as is necessary, but there is no way to avoid door handles. I’m waiting for the first case at work. It’s going to happen.

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