Health officials are reminding Americans that the H1N1 flu is still around and causing serious illness, particularly in the Southeast.
Three states — Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina — are reporting “regional” flu activity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Puerto Rico and eight other states — Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Hawaii and New Mexico — are reporting “local” flu activity. The CDC can’t explain why there is an increase in H1N1 cases at the moment.
While there is still no definite H1N1 influenza test on the market, office can still use the regular A and B flu test kits to determine which strand of influenza virus you have and send the results (if strain A) to the CDC to be tested to see if it is the H1N1 strain.
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