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Dec 29, 2010
Flu activity increasing in France, Egypt
Influenza in France has reached epidemic levels, with 176,000 cases and 2 deaths this season, according to an Agence France-Presse (AFP) story today. Cases reached 280 per 100,000 population, well past the epidemic threshold of 174 per 100,000. Epidemiologic networks have identified "three viral strains" as causing illness, including 2009 pandemic H1N1. Officials are urging at-risk groups to get vaccinated. In Egypt, pandemic H1N1 has infected 1,172 people and killed 56 since Oct 8, Reuters reported. Overall, since the beginning of the pandemic in that country last June, the virus has infected at least 16,373 people and killed at least 281.
Dec 29 AFP story
Dec 27 Reuters report