H1N1 Flu Strain on the Attack This Winter

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
By Paul Martin

BY SHEILA M. ELDRED
Discovery.com
JAN 21, 2014

In 2009, the terms “H1N1” and “swine flu” struck fear as the pandemic caused about 60.8 million illnesses in the United States, resulting in approximately 12,270 deaths.

Once again, H1N1 is the dominant flu strain, accounting for about 95 percent of the flu this season. And following the pattern set in ’09, H1N1 is hitting a younger crowd than most flu strains: More than 60 percent of hospitalizations are people between the ages of 18 and 64 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — and the flu has caused 20 pediatric deaths so far.

Why the resurgence, especially considering that this is the fifth year that the H1N1 strain has been included in the flu vaccine? For one thing, 16 million people have been born since 2009.

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