November 12th, 2009 12:39 EST
America's H1N1 Death Toll 4 Times Higher Than Reported?
According to the CDC, as many as 4,000 Americans within the United States may have died as a result of contracting the H1N1 influenza virus (swine flu). The report states that previously only lab verified cases have been reported to the media.
Common signs of H1N1:
Â· fever *
Â· sore throat
Â· runny or stuffy nose
Â· body aches
Â· sometimes diarrhea and vomiting
*It`s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.
What are the emergency warning signs?
Â· Fast breathing or trouble breathing
Â· Bluish skin color
Â· Not drinking enough fluids
Â· Not waking up or not interacting
Â· Being so irritable that the child does not want to be held
Â· Flu-like symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough
Â· Fever with a rash
Â· Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
Â· Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen
Â· Sudden dizziness
Â· Severe or persistent vomiting