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A total of 56,247 deaths were attributed to flu and pneumonia in 2006, a rate of 18.8 deaths per 100,000 population, according to the CDC report.
The overall age-adjusted death rate in 2006 was 776.4 deaths per 100,000 population, compared with 799 per 100,000 in 2005, the CDC said in a news release. The preliminary number of total deaths was 2,425,900, down 22,117 from 2005.
Originally posted by Pointman
I'm sick of people saying swine flu isn't that bad than giving incorrect numbers on who's infected or who's dead.
That is the correct infections globally so far there's been over 399 deaths from around the world.
Originally posted by xoxo stacie
reply to post by iamcamouflage
You do realize that all of those "mild" flu case's are people in the HOSPITAL..don't you? It isn't the total number of people who are infected it is those who the CDC deemed where the only one's to be tested. ONLY THOSE WHO ARE SICK ENOUGH TO BE ADMITTED TO A HOSPITAL OR ICU PERIOD.
That my dear has been going on for 2 month's now. Those 21,449 are people who are seriously ill and in the hospital. Look it up on the CDC site..it says so right in there. No test's unless admitted.
Also, say you get the flu....what you are ill from at the time of death is what is listed on your death certificate... so say you develop pnuemonia or a bacterial infection as a result of the flu and die... guess what you died of?
NOT SWINE FLU
To further the point the flu season in the USA ENDED week's ago. People should not be getting anything other than alergies right now.( week 20 is the offical end of flu season) It isn't just some new name it is a virus that is proving to be a huge problem all over the world.