Influenza update 1/29/2010

January 29, 2010

As of a week ago, the CDC is showing progressively less Novel AH1N1 (“swine flu”) across the country, but it is still present.  I see no real mention of the seasonal flu as yet.

The mortality (deaths) from influenza and pneumonia has spiked up a bit, however, and is still above the epidemic threshold, so the problem is still with us.

It is too soon to say if there will be a so-called “third wave” of the Novel AH1N1 flu, so I’m continuing to recommend vitamin D in doses of 5000 units daily, or 1000 units /25 lb body weight for children, and to continue Influenzinum.