Flu Pandemic Could Kill Half Million in U.S.-Report

June 24, 2005
by Maggie Fox

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Half a million Americans could die and more than 2 million could end up in the hospital with serious complications if an even moderately severe strain of a pandemic flu hits, a report predicted on Friday But the United States only has 965,256 staffed hospital beds, said the report from the Trust for America's Health.

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