H1N1 flu at epidemic threshold in U.S.

09 Oct 2009

Reuters reports, according to the Center for Disease Control, pandemic H1N1 flu is spreading in several states at a time when there is normally little to no influenza.

CDC’s weekly FluView report revealed that 6.5 percent of all deaths in the last week of September were due to pneumonia and influenza. This is at the epidemic threshold. CDC also reported that there were 19 pediatric deaths (persons under age 18) in the week ending on Oct 3. This is the largest number of deaths among children and teenagers in a single week since the pandemic began.

As of 4 October 2009, there have been more than 375,000 laboratory confirmed cases of pandemic influenza H1N1 2009 and over 4500 deaths reported in the World Health Organization’s Situation Update.

Tea Forte, Inc. Gourmet Teas

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