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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

CDC: H1N1 still causing serious illness

Via CNN, looks like we Malaysians are not the only ones who are see a surge in H1N1 cases.

" Health officials are reminding Americans that the H1N1 flu is still around and causing serious illness, particularly in the Southeast.

Three states -- Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina -- are reporting "regional" flu activity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Puerto Rico and eight other states -- Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Hawaii and New Mexico -- are reporting "local" flu activity.

CDC officials said one state in particular is seeing more activity than it had since October. "The situation in Georgia is critical," Dr. Anne Schuchat, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the CDC, told reporters in a media briefing on Monday."

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