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ABC News staff writer Michael Smith is reporting today on a surge of H1N1 influenza-related cases being seen currently in Georgia, with 40 people admitted to the hospital so far, according to Anne Schuchat, MD, director of the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. In a press conference held Monday, Schuchat said that Georgia has seen a spike of laboratory-confirmed H1N1 influenza cases admitted to hospitals for the past three weeks. To read more from ABC News, CLICK HERE.
Experts convening at the Fifth Decennial International Conference on HAIs in Atlanta March 18-22 acknowledged the increase in cases int he Southeast and warned attendees that a third wave of illnesses and death associated with the 2009 novel H1N1 influenza virus was still possible.