Swine flu epidemic is dying, CDC declares

Press TV
February 6, 2010

While swine flu is still circulating around the world, no major activity has been detected in the US for the past four weeks, health officials report.

Latest figures revealed that some 80 million Americans, including the 11,000 fatal cases, have been infected with swine flu. US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials reported that the virus has claimed the lives of nine more children in the past week.

“Many people believe the outbreak is over and I think it is too soon for us to have that complacency,” said Anne Schuchat of the CDC, stressing that the number of affected cases has declined everywhere.

Some 70 million of the US population, however, have been vaccinated against the disease, indicating that many Americans have underestimated the ongoing outbreak and therefore have ignored the vaccine.

“We don’t seem to be seeing the disappearance of this virus, and we haven’t seen the emergence of the seasonal strain … so I think this virus is going to be finding susceptible people,” said Schuchat, urging more people to get vaccinated.


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One Response to “Swine flu epidemic is dying, CDC declares”

  1. Jeanne Mangual Says:

    One one hand the CDC claims the virus is declining everywhere- then on the other they’re still selling the vaccine- just more double-speak. But that’s just my opinion.

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