10,000 Americans killed by the H1N1 virus since April
Legal news for social responsibility attorneys. The swine flu has killed thousands, and hospitalized hundreds of thousands of people.
Centers of Disease Control alerts the swine flu virus has killed 10,000 people in the U.S.
West Palm Beach, FL– Since April 2008, nearly 10,000 American citizens, including 1,100 children and 7,500 young adults have been killed by the swine flu, or otherwise known as the H1N1 virus. Also, one in six people, or 15 percent of the country’s population have been infected by the virus since the pandemic broke out, as reported by Reuters.
The Centers of Disease Control (CDC) http://www.cdc.gov/ estimated that between April and November 14th, nearly 50 million cases of the swine flu have been reported in the U.S., with the majority of those cases arising in young adults and children. The H1N1 influenza has hospitalized over 200,000 Americans across the nation, which is the same amount of people who are hospitalized by the seasonal flu in a whole year.
Relief is in sight as the H1N1 vaccine continues to improve. So far, 85 million doses of the vaccine are available for distribution, in addition to 12 million more doses that will be available this week. Officials are urging people to still get the vaccine, and not put it on the back burner because of the alleged slowing of the H1N1 wave that has been infecting people everyday. The seasonal flu kills roughly 36,000 Americans and hospitalizes 200,000 people in a typical year.
Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley- Legal news for social responsibility lawyers.