US Pharm. 2009;34(6):8.

Atlanta, GA -- Despite the fact that the spread of the H1N1 virus has been more limited than originally feared, the CDC warned the public that "the H1N1 is not going away, despite what you may have heard." This fact was reiterated by the World Health Organization's Director General Margaret Chan's address before the World Health Assembly last month, when she stated that influenza viruses are the ultimate moving targets. According to Dr. Anne Schuchat, interim deputy director for the CDC's Science and Public Health Program, "People are continuing to get sick, to get hospitalized, and unfortunately, to die… Based on the trends we're seeing, we do expect more illness, more hospitalizations, and more deaths… Things could change quickly, and we do continue our efforts to prepare, particularly for the fall, where history tells us we might have a second wave of this new virus."