Swine Flu (H1N1) An Epidemic The In U.S?
By Tina Volpe
Dec. 28, 2013
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) claim that the swine flu, known as H1N1 is spreading widely throughout the U.S. and has now extended into 10 states.
This is the same flu that in 2009 was seen as a worldwide pandemic, which caused 12,000 American deaths. Apparently that flu, during peak flu season, has surfaced with a vengeance in parts of Texas and other northeastern and southern states.
Health officials are still encouraging citizens to get a seasonal flu shot which after a couple of weeks will cause the patient to produce antibodies that will help fight off any exposure.
The World Health Organization (WHO) are testing specimens of this virus and have discovered that 64 percent of these specimens tested positive for H1N1.