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Monday, November 2, 2009

H1N1 More Serious Than Many Realize

This report on a CDC study concludes that, "The number of confirmed cases of H1N1 flu from April to July represents just 2% of the actual people who were infected with the virus, according to a report by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention."

and adds:

"The study estimates that for every confirmed case, there was likely a median of 79 actual people infected with the virus. Using the same model, the authors estimate about 800 people died from the virus during the same time frame."

(bold added)

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