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The debate on weather or not Swine Flu will be a factor as we continue into 2010 continues. Here are the current estimate numbers from the CDC. The cumulative estimates for the 2009 Swine Flu (H1N1 for those wanting to be politically correct) indicate that nearly 11,700 people have died from H1N1. This includes 1,180 children. Keep in mind that seasonal influenza kills 35 to 40,000 each year in the United States. The bigger impact may be the number of illnesses related to the virus...an estimated 57 million (out of about 300 million population) Americans have been sickened.