BULLETIN: H1N1 virus / Swine flu has killed 3,900 people — including 540 kids — and sickened 22 million Americans
(USA Today) The H1N1 virus / Swine flu has swept through about 22 million Americans from April to October, killing an estimated 3,900 people, including 540 children, health officials said Thursday. The analysis represents the government’s latest effort to assess a viral H1N1 virus outbreak that in just six months has flooded emergency rooms and intensive-care beds in at least 48 states that have reported widespread H1N1 flu cases. With flu season just beginning, an estimated 98,000 people have been hospitalized, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Complete article here.