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WI Health Officials: H1N1 activity has leveled off


MADISON (WKOW) -- State health officials say H1N1 activity has leveled off in Wisconsin, but warn another wave of cases could still occur this flu season.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services H1N1 situation report released January 7, H1N1 activity is low in Wisconsin, but three more people died from complications with the virus last week. The three deaths occurred in Milwaukee, Outagamie and Winnebago counties. This brings the H1N1-related death total to 50 since the outbreak began in April 2009.

Health officials are encouraging people to get vaccinated for both the seasonal flu as well as the H1N1 virus because vaccines are widely available throughout the state. As of Thursday, the state has received a total of 2,505,600 doses of the H1N1 vaccine. If you want to find a clinic with the vaccine near you, call 211, or visit http://pandemic.wisconsin.gov or http://www.wisconsinfluclinic.info/.

Nationally, the Centers for Disease Control says the number of states reporting widespread H1N1 activity is down to 4.

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