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H1N1 hit one in five Americans

February 15, 2010
WASHINGTON — New estimates by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say one in five Americans have contracted the H1N1 influenza A (swine flu) virus since the pandemic began, according to WebMD.
According to the story, since April 2009, approximately 57 million Americans have had H1N1 and anywhere from 8,000 to 17,000 in the U.S. have died from the disease.

The estimates also show that in the five weeks between December 12, 2009, and January 16, 2010, two million Americans caught the disease, demonstrating that people do continue to suffer and die from H1N1, the story stated.

The CDC estimates are determined using a mathematical model and show that those in the 18-64 age range continue to be hit the hardest, the story added.

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