The Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report is released for Kaisernetwork.org, a free of charge provider of The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Copyright 2009 Advisory Panel Kaiser and Company Family members Foundation. All rights reserved.. About 47M infected, 10,000 dead from H1N1 in U.S., CDC says U.S. Health officials on Thursday announced nearly 10,000 people in the U.S. Had passed away from H1N1 because the virus was first reported in April, the New York Times reports. The latest numbers mark a significant jump from CDC’s estimate last month of 4,000 deaths in the U.S., the newspaper writes .The researchers also discovered that preterm birth was more prevalent among children born to moms with cancer, whether or not the mothers received cancer treatment during pregnancy. In most cases, they were born prematurely due to a medical decision to induce preterm so as to continue cancer treatment after the delivery, Amant stated. In some instances preterm delivery was spontaneous in fact it is possible that cancer treatment plays a role in this. But we have no idea what exactly triggers preterm delivery. Maybe chemotherapy induces preterm contractions or vaginal irritation with preterm rupture of the membranes. The most common cancers diagnosed in the mothers in the analysis were breast and blood cancers such as for example leukemia and lymphoma.