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CDC Stops Counting H1N1 Deaths

In the latest update from the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it was announced that 302 people have died from the pandemic swine flu in the U.S, but that the virus is so widespread that health officers are giving up on the official count. 43,771 cases have been confirmed in the U.S alone, with the WHO reporting that 800 people worldwide have died from the H1N1 strain in the last two months (although testing for the illness is difficult and expensive, suggesting that millions may have been infected). A vaccine is currently being tested, with hopes that will be given alongside seasonal influenza vaccines.