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Swine Flu Hit Millions in Spring, Agency Says

There were 1.8 million to 5.7 million cases of swine flu in the country during the epidemic’s first spring wave, according to a new estimate from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Thursday.

From 9,000 to 21,000 people were hospitalized as a result, and up to 800 died from April to July, when it largely faded out, according to the estimates, which were conducted by the C.D.C. and the Harvard School of Public Health and published online in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases.

The agency has previously refused to be more specific than to say there were “more than a million” cases. About 44,000 cases during that time were laboratory confirmed, with 5,000 hospitalizations and 302 deaths.
 
 

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