Apr 26, 2009 11:22 AM
Subject: 36,000 DIE FROM FROM FLU EACH YEAR ~ 1OO PER DAY
Body: HELLO? THE ELITE ARE USING US TO PROMOTE THE FEAR
AND HYPE UP THEIR PROPAGANDA @ LEAST TELL PEOPLE **ALL**
THE FACTS ~ WORD
When I hear of "flu outbreaks" like this, I like to remind myself how many people die each year from the flu virus.
This is from the CDC website:
"About 36,000 Americans die on average per year
from the complications of flu.
That's an average of around 100 people per day. If you published that statistic, you could call it a pandemic...
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How does CDC monitor the progress of the flu season?
CDC collects data year-round and reports on influenza (flu) activity in the United States each week from October through May. These reports are available at www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/fluactivity.htm.
The U.S. influenza surveillance system consists of seven separate components.
•Laboratory-based viral surveillance, which tracks the number and percentage of influenza-positive tests from laboratories across the country;
•Sentinel physician surveillance for influenza-like illness ( ILI ), which tracks the percentage of doctor visits for flu-like symptoms;
•Mortality surveillance as reported through the 122 Cities Mortality Reporting System, which tracks the percentage of deaths reported to be caused by pneumonia and influenza in 122 cities in the United States;
•State and territorial epidemiologist reports of influenza activity, which indicates the number of states affected by flu and the degree to which they are affected;
•Influenza-associated pediatric mortality as reported through the Nationally Notifiable Disease Surveillance System, which tracks the number of deaths in children with laboratory confirmed influenza infection; and
•Influenza-associated pediatric hospitalizations as reported through the Emerging Infections Programs in 9 sites which tracks the number of children reported hospitalized for flu-related complications; and
•Influenza-associated pediatric hospitalization as reported through the New Vaccine Surveillance Network in 3 sites, which also tracks the number of children reported hospitalized for flu-related complications.
These surveillance components allow CDC to determine when and where influenza activity is occurring, determine what types of influenza viruses are circulating, detect changes in the influenza viruses collected and analyzed, track patterns of influenza-related illness, and measure the impact of influenza in the United States. All influenza activity reporting by states, laboratories, and health-care providers is voluntary.
For more information about CDC's influenza surveillance activities, see the Overview of Influenza Surveillance in the United States.
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