Today, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention say 3,900 people were killed by the H1N1 virus. The people will died between April and October. Over 500 children died from the H1N1 Swine flu virus.
Newly released data showed 22 million people have been infected by Swine Flu and 98,000 were hospitalized.
8 million kids were infected and 36,000 were hospitalized with H1N1 flu.
“We think the 540 number is a better estimate for the big picture that we are getting out there,” the CDC’s Dr. Anne Schuchat told reporters.
The CDCP says 2009 was the worst flu outbreak since 1997.
“What we are seeing in 2009 is unprecedented,” Schuchat said,”
Schuchat said that the virus is not getting worse. It takes time to gather and process information. Thursday numbers were not actual by an extrapolation of data from 10 states.
In normal years 36,000 people die due to flu and 200,000 hospitalized. 90% are those who died from the flu and hospitalized are age 65 and older.
With H1N1 90% of those infected are children and young adults.