41 percent of American population may be immune to H1N1

Legal news for social responsibility attorneys. The H1N1 virus has retreated after 1 in 5 Americans had the virus.

The CDC reported the H1N1 influenza virus, also known was swine flu, has affected 1 in 5 Americans; now retreating.

West Palm Beach, FL—Since April 2009, just over 18 percent of the U.S. population, or roughly 57 million Americans have fallen ill from the H1N1 influenza virus. On Friday, February 12, 2010 federal officials released the shocking statistics, as reported by The Washington Post.

The H1N1 influenza, or otherwise known was the “swine flu,” has hospitalized 260,00 and killed 11,690 others. What was unique about the H1N1 pandemic was its demographic profile in which it attacked. Adults age 18 to 64 were more affected by the virus than the elderly. Epidemiologists believe that the virus is distantly related to a virus strain that broke out over 40 years ago. Medical professionals believe that people who were infected with the 40-year-old strain had developed a partial immunity to the H1N1 strain. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) http://www.cdc.gov/ reported that a new estimate shows that the virus is in a retreat. From December 11th to January 16th two million cases of the swine flu, and over 500 deaths were reported. According to a CDC survey, 70 million Americans have been vaccinated against the H1N1 strain, leaving 41 percent of the U.S.’s population possibly immune to the virus. A French study revealed that 20 percent of people who contracted the virus went to see a doctor, which had medical experts suggesting that a large number of cases of the swine flu were extremely mild.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for social responsibility lawyers.

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