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H1N1 Swine Flu Still Smoldering in U.S.
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More Than 300 Deaths, 2 Million New Cases in Last Month
By Daniel J. DeNoon
Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD
March 16, 2010 -- It's no wildfire, but H1N1 swine flu continues to smolder in the U.S.
From mid-January to mid-February, the CDC estimates there were 2 million new cases of H1N1 swine flu, causing 18,000 hospitalizations, and about 310 deaths.
From the beginning of the pandemic in April 2009 until Feb. 13, 2010, the CDC estimates there were:
Although 2 million new cases in a month seems like a lot, the cumulative estimates are growing much more slowly. This is consistent with reports from state and local health departments suggesting only sporadic cases popping up in most of the nation. Only in the Deep South and in Maine were regional outbreaks continuing last week.
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