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Holiday Uptick in Severe H1N1 Swine Flu
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Over 60 Million Got H1N1 Vaccine, Over 75 Million More Doses Now Available
Daniel J. DeNoon
Reviewed By Louise Chang, MD
Jan. 7, 2010 -- H1N1 swine flu is still here -- and now is the time for everyone to get their H1N1 vaccinations, the CDC urges.
The fall/winter wave of H1N1 swine flu ebbed in December. But there was a disturbing and unusual holiday uptick in flu hospitalizations and deaths.
Whether there will be a new wave of infections is anybody's bet, but history suggests it would be unwise to wager your health on the chance the pandemic is over. Anne Schuchat, MD, the CDC's chief of immunization and respiratory disease, points to a graph charting deaths in the 1957 pandemic.
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