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Official H1N1-Related Death Count Approaches 13,000 Worldwide, WHO Says

H1N1 (swine flu) has killed 12,799 people worldwide since the virus first emerged, the WHO said on Friday, United Press International reports (1/8). According to the WHO, more than half of the H1N1-related deaths worldwide occurred in the Americas, China Daily reports (1/9).

"The WHO's tally of global pandemic deaths is an under-representation of the actual numbers as many deaths are never tested or recognized as influenza related, the UN agency noted," Xinhua reports (1/8).

"The most active areas of pandemic influenza transmission currently are in parts of central, eastern and southeastern Europe, North Africa, and South Asia," CBC News reports."Pandemic influenza transmission is also widespread and active in northern India, Nepal, and in Sri Lanka" (1/8).

"Disease activity peaked in October in Mexico, the United States and Canada, with flu infections now below the historical seasonal baseline after a big surge in autumn and early winter," Reuters reports. "And in southern hemisphere nations, where H1N1 was prolific last year, the WHO said the flu virus was now spreading less easily among people who were already exposed to it" (MacInnis/Nebehay, 1/8).
 
 

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