H1N1 spread

“Summary For week of Aug 25 – Sept 1, 2009

  • Bahrain, Bangladesh, Iran, Reunion Island, Sweden, and Syria reported their first H1N1 fatalities.
  • Angola reported its first confirmed H1N1 case.
  • WHO reports that swine flu is spreading at an “unbelievable” rate and has become the prevalent strain of flu. WHO is also warning of a severe form of flu that “goes straight to the lungs” and can leave healthy young people severely ill.
  • A soon to be published study reports that ~10% of New York City‘s residents (about 800,000 people) were infected with H1N1 in the spring.
  • With students returning to school for the fall semester, colleges across the US have already started seeing rises in swine flu cases.”



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