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So far the flu has spread to many areas of the country, Dr. Schuchat noted, and the C.D.C. has heard of outbreaks in 34 summer camps in 16 states. In total about 3,000 Americans have been hospitalized, she said, and 127 have died.
According to Dr. Schuchat, five American vaccine companies are working on a swine flu vaccine. It is estimated that once the new vaccine is tested for both safety and effectiveness, there will be about 60 million doses will be available by September. Since there will be difficult choices to take determining whom to give the vaccines, it will be beneficial to keep your health in top form.