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CDC's swine flu toll: 4,000 dead, 22 million ill

 

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LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON (AP)

Estimates of deaths caused by the swine flu have grown to nearly 4,000 since April, roughly quadrupling previous estimates. But that doesn't mean swine flu suddenly has worsened. Instead, the federal numbers made public Thursday reflect a long-awaited better attempt to quantify the new flu's true toll. Most cases still don't require a doctor's care. Swine flu has sickened about 22 million Americans since April and killed about 540 children. And it's still early in the season. "I am expecting all of these numbers, unfortunately, to continue...



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