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Monday, February 22, 2010

Influenza activity under control in U.S.

Via Xinhua Health page, the latest from CDC with regards to H1N1 situation in the U.S.

" HOUSTON, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) -- Influenza activity in the United States was under control during the week ending on Feb. 13, with most key flu indicators below the threshold of pandemic or national baselines, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Friday.

"During week six (Feb. 7 to 13), 7.7 percent of all deaths reported through the 122-Cities Mortality Reporting System were due to pneumonia and influenza (P&I). This percentage, slightly higher over the previous week (7.3 percent), but remained below the epidemic threshold of 7.8 percent for week six," the CDC said on its web site."

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