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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released on Thursday updated estimates of the number of H1N1 infections and deaths in the U.S. According to the new figures, about 4,000 Americans, including 540 children, have died of H1N1 flu, and 22 million people have been infected since April, when the novel flu virus first surfaced.
Very Rare (may occur with up to 1 in 10,000 doses):
• Vasculitis (inflammation of the blood vessels which
can cause skin rashes, joint pain and kidney
• Neurological disorders such as encephalomyelitis
(inflammation of the central nervous system),
neuritis (inflammation of nerves) and a type of
paralysis known a Guillain-Barré Syndrome
Rare (may occur with up to 1 in 1000 doses):
• Allergic reactions leading to a dangerous decrease
of blood pressure, which, if untreated, may lead to
shock. Doctors are aware of this possibility and
have emergency treatment available for use in
• Severe stabbing or throbbing pain along one or
• Low blood platelet count which can result in
bleeding or bruising