Nov 14, 2009

H1N1 22 Million ill -- 3,900 Deaths

In children under 18, we estimate 8 million children have been ill with influenza, 36,000 hospitalized, and 540 children have died from this pandemic influenza.

From the Weekly CDC H1N1 Flu Media Briefing -- November 12, 2009
  • We estimate the 22 million people have become ill from pandemic influenza
  • We estimate 98,000 people have been hospitalized so far through October 17
  • We estimate that 3,900 people have died so far in the first six months of the pandemic from this virus
  • In children under 18, we estimate 8 million children have been ill with influenza, 36,000 hospitalized, and 540 children have died from this pandemic influenza
  • In the first six months of the pandemic for adults 18 to 64 years of age, we estimate 12 million cases, 53,000 hospitalizations, and 2900 deaths
  • For people 65 and over, we estimate about 2 million cases, 9,000 hospitalizations and about 440 deaths

To read the transcript of the CDC Media Briefing -- go here.

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