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Posted by on Oct 17, 2009 in Epidemiology, Infectious diseases

More H1N1 Pediatric Deaths

More H1N1 Pediatric Deaths

Bill Maher, put this in your glass pipe and smoke it.

A total of 86 children have now died of H1N1 illness in the United States, according to the latest data from the CDC. Nearly half (47%) of the deaths were reported to the CDC after August 30th, and 11 of these deaths occurred during the last week. Among the most recent deaths (n = 43), 19 (44%) occurred in preteens or teenagers (12-17 years of age).

For all practical purposes, H1N1 activity is now widespread in the United States.

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A native East Tennessean, Barbara Martin is a formerly practicing, board-certified neurologist who received her BS (psychology, summa cum laude) and MD from Duke University before completing her postgraduate training (internship, residency, fellowship) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She has worked in academia, private practice, medical publishing, drug market research, and continuing medical education (CME). For the last 3 years, she has worked in a freelance capacity as a medical writer, analyst, and consultant. Follow Dr. Barbara Martin on and Twitter.