CDC: 10% of New Yorkers contracted H1N1

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor  (Reuters) WASHINGTON – The new H1N1 swine flu is estimated to have infected about 800,000 people in New York City in the spring, a top U.S. health official said on Sunday, citing a study due to be released later this week.

Dr. Thomas Frieden, who heads the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said surveys suggested the virus was widely spread around the city. Frieden was New York City’s health commissioner before taking the top CDC job in June.

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