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Quest Diagnostics Health Trends (TM) Report on 2009 H1N1 Influenza


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In 2009, the H1N1 influenza A virus emerged as the first influenza pandemic in forty years. As the leading diagnostic testing company in the U.S. - and the only provider of two commercial tests authorized by the FDA for emergency use* - Quest Diagnostics is uniquely positioned to provide insights into the behavior of this new pandemic virus and its impact on Americans.

In our latest Quest Diagnostics Health TrendsTM Report, we summarize our analysis of more than 76,500 specimens that we tested for H1N1 between May 11 and October 11, 2009 -- providing insights into the virus' impact on different age groups and U.S. states.

*This test has not been FDA cleared or approved. This test has been authorized by FDA under an Emergency Use Authorization. This test is only authorized for the duration of the declaration of emergency under section 564(b)(1) of the Act, 21 U.S.C. § 360bbb-3(b)(1). The declaration of emergency will expire on April 26, 2010, unless it is terminated or revoked sooner or renewed.

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