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U.S. swine flu cases may have hit 1 million

Posted on Jul 11, 2009 in Uncategorized

Estimate based on mathematical formula; only 28,000 confirmed in U.S. ATLANTA – As many as 1 million Americans now have swine flu, U.S. health officials said Thursday, adding that 6 percent or more of some urban areas are infected.The estimate voiced by a government flu scientist Thursday was no surprise to the experts who have been closely watching the virus. “We knew diagnosed cases were just the tip of the iceberg,” said Dr. William Schaffner, a Vanderbilt University infectious diseases expert who was in Atlanta for the meeting of a vaccine advisory panel. Lyn Finelli, a...

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