36,000 Americans die every year from the flu

I was watching a press conference this morning by the CDC (Center for Disease Control & Prevention), and they were going over statistics from the Swine Flu pandemic. They stated there’s been 1 confirmed death here in the U.S. as a result of the Swine Flu. To put that number in context, they said on average, 36,000 people die from the flu every year in the United Sates alone. I found that number shocking.