New data suggests Swine Flu had deadlier impact than estimated

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By NBC News

New data suggests Swine Flu had deadlier impact than estimated

June 26, 2012 Updated Jun 26, 2012 at 2:38 PM CDT

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The number of deaths associated with the Swine Flu in 2009 may have been much higher than previously thought.

Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that worldwide, more than 284,000 people died from the H1N1 Flu virus.

That is 15 times higher than earlier estimates.

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