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From the Publishers of the New England Journal of Medicine

Flu Activity Levels Off, but CDC Official Warns Against ‘Complacency’ Flu Activity Levels Off, but CDC Official Warns Against ‘Complacency’ Flu Activity Levels Off, but CDC Official Warns Against ‘Complacency’

“H1N1 flu activity seems to have leveled off,” according to the CDC, but vaccination “remains a good idea.”

In an online briefing, Dr. Anne Schuchat, the agency’s director for immunization, added that most current flu activity is from the 2009 H1N1 virus and that “we’re not seeing seasonal flu strains yet in any substantial numbers.” She said that although some people believe the H1N1 outbreak is over, “it’s too soon for us to have that type of complacency.”

Dr. Schuchat reported that vaccine safety monitoring has been “extremely reassuring.”


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  1. My daughter, aged 49, died of H1N1 Dec. 5, 2009 in Pittsburgh,Pa. Since then, we have been encouraging others to get the vaccine. AT first we were very successful. However, since late January interest has declined. News reports have also indicated the pandemic has passed and only 20 per cent have been vaccinated. This comes as the vaccine has become plentiful, and I read recently that surplus supplies will be dumped shortly. In the meantime there have been two reported deaths in the St. Petersburg, Fl. area bringing the total in Florida to 201. However, complacency seems to have won.
    There were earlier (November-December) reports from Norway and the Ukraine that the virus had mutated to a more virulent strain. Have there been any follow-up reports from there or elsewhere about that development?