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  1. Swine Flu FAQ

    The H1N1 swine flu virus appeared in the U.S. in April 2009 and never went away. After sweeping the globe, U.S. H1N1 swine flu cases surged as schools opened in the fall. What is H1N1 swine flu? What can we do about it? WebMD answers your questions. What is swine flu? What are swine flu symptoms? Wh

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  2. Swine Flu’s Toll on Military, Young People

    April 13, 2010 -- Military personnel and young people had higher swine flu infection rates when the disease swept Singapore in 2009, a new study finds. The finding comes from an analysis of blood samples taken from nearly 3,000 people before, during, and after the H1N1 swine flu was detected in Sing

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  3. 1 in 4 Americans Got Swine Flu Vaccine

    April 1, 2010 -- Nearly one in four U.S. residents got the H1N1 swine flu vaccination, the CDC reports. "If we had more vaccine earlier, more people could have received it," Anne Schuchat, MD, CDC director of immunization and respiratory diseases, said at a news conference. "We know we did prevent a

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  4. Severe H1N1 Swine Flu Up in South

    March 29, 2010 -- H1N1 swine flu hospitalizations in Georgia have returned to October levels, triggering a nationwide CDC warning that too many at-risk people have not been vaccinated. The Georgia findings today spurred the CDC to hold its first national news teleconference in weeks. During the heig

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  5. H1N1 Swine Flu Still Smoldering in U.S.

    March 16, 2010 -- It's no wildfire, but H1N1 swine flu continues to smolder in the U.S. From mid-January to mid-February, the CDC estimates there were 2 million new cases of H1N1 swine flu, causing 18,000 hospitalizations, and about 310 deaths. From the beginning of the pandemic in April 2009 until

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  6. Vaccinate Kids to Stop Flu in Community

    March 9, 2010 -- New research confirms that giving flu shots to large numbers of school-age children can protect the community at large. The finding adds to evidence in favor of so-called "herd immunity" -- the idea that vaccinating the healthy and those most likely to spread the flu can have a dram

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  7. Colleges See Rise in H1N1 Swine Flu

    Feb. 24, 2010 -- College campuses are seeing the first uptick in new H1N1 swine flu cases since November. New H1N1 swine flu cases are up 52% since last week -- to 4.1 cases per 10,000 students from 2.7 per 10,000 last week, the American College Health Association (ACHA) reports. Of the AHCA's 178 m

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  8. Has Swine Flu Peaked?

    Feb. 24, 2010 -- Although swine flu infections are decreasing in North America and Western Europe, the World Health Organization (WHO) says it’s too early to say the current H1N1 pandemic has peaked. That’s because the pandemic picture looks different across the globe, flu experts say. "There has be

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  9. Next Year, Just 1 Flu Shot

    Feb. 18, 2010 - The H1N1 swine flu vaccine should be included in the 2010-2011 seasonal flu vaccine for North America, the World Health Organization today recommended. The FDA's vaccine advisory committee meets Monday and almost certainly will accept the WHO recommendation. The CDC's vaccine advisor

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  10. 1 in 5 Americans Had H1N1 Swine Flu

    Feb. 12, 2010 - About one in five U.S. residents -- 57 million Americans -- have had H1N1 swine flu since the pandemic began in April 2009, the CDC estimates. Some 11,690 Americans have died of H1N1 swine flu. That's the midpoint of the CDC's estimate, which ranges from as few as 8,330 deaths to as

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