CDC: Fewer states seeing widespread swine flu

Dec 11, 2009

(AP) -- Health officials say winter flu is just starting to show up in the U.S. while swine flu infections continue to wane.

Swine flu was widespread in only 14 states last week - mostly in the Northeast. That's down from 25 states the week before and 48 in late October. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the new data Friday.

CDC officials said a shortage of is easing, with 85 million doses now available. About 98 percent of lab-confirmed cases last week were , but the CDC also noted seasonal flu is increasing slightly.

The regular flu usually peaks in the winter.

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On the Net: The CDC report: http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/update.htm

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deatopmg
not rated yet Dec 12, 2009
WHO has issued a report that in the uS the swine flu is already below background levels.
JoshuaTucker
not rated yet Dec 13, 2009
I still don't understand why there's such a push for vaccinations when A. the swine flu is no worse than a regular flu and B. Numbers of cases of H1Ni aren't getting worse.

It's December now, and there is still talk about how horrible the swine flu is and how people need to fear and prepare.

I just don't see why. Right now, at worst, it's just another flu. And if it does mutate, which is the real danger, then the swine flu vaccination won't really be effective against it anyway. (Not that it is now.)

I'll stick with keeping my Vitamin D levels up.

This nurse's site reviews research on Vitamin D and flu prevention: http://www.easy-i...oms.html