CDC says cases of H1N1 finally seem to be decreasing - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

11/20/09

CDC says cases of H1N1 finally seem to be decreasing

By Kristin Beerman | email

Edited by Jon Bush | email 

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Finally, good news that the Swine-Flu may have peaked.  The CDC says cases of H1N1 appear to be decreasing, since we've dropped from 46 to 43 states with widespread flu.  However, the virus continues to be dangerous among children, another 21 pediatric deaths were reported last week, so we're not out of the woods yet.

"If we look over flu seasons in past there can be multiple ups and downs over the season, so what I believe is the case is that we have many weeks ahead of us where disease is going to be circulating," said Anne Schuchat, with the CDC.

The CDC says we should remember that the peak in an epidemic means that we're just half-way through this.  So, we could still have hundreds ill and many more deaths from the virus, remember, frequent hand washing is your best protection along with the H1N1 vaccine, which should be more  accessible now with nearly 55 million doses available.

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