H1N1 Epidemic Is Over: According to Statens Serum Institut (SSI)
According to a report at the Copenhagen Post online, the Winter Epidemic Influenza, H1N1 has now passed, leaving many doses of vaccine unused. This strain of influenza is also known as Swine Flu, and the SSI, the National Disease Control Centre say that the epidemic is now over.
Earlier the National Board of Health in Denmark had estimated figures of 3,000 possible deaths but at the moment there have only been 23 fatalities, with over 1000 admitted to hospital, and a total of 300,000 people who have fallen ill with the disease.
The SSI warns there could well be a third wave of H1N1 later in the year but it would not hit in such a severe way. Because the World Health Organization declared a pandemic status, huge quantities of the vaccine had to be ordered from manufacturers but only 380,000 doses have actually been used out of 3.1 million doses available. For more on this link to Copenhagen Post Online
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