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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. H1N1 Swine Flu Down, Not Out

    Feb. 5, 2010 - H1N1 swine flu is no longer widespread in any state, but new infections continue and the death rate remains high, the CDC reported today. A Harvard poll shows that about half of Americans believe the H1N1 swine flu outbreak is over, and only a third remain concerned. That may explain

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  9. 55 Million Americans Had H1N1 Swine Flu

    Jan. 15, 2010 -- The CDC estimates that 55 million Americans became sick with H1N1 swine flu between April and mid-December 2009 and roughly 11,000 people died of the disease. These numbers represent a middle range in CDC estimates. The actual number of swine flu cases could be as low as 39 million

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  10. Holiday Uptick in Severe H1N1 Swine Flu

    Jan. 7, 2010 - H1N1 swine flu is still here -- and now is the time for everyone to get their H1N1 vaccinations, the CDC urges. The fall/winter wave of H1N1 swine flu ebbed in December. But there was a disturbing and unusual holiday uptick in flu hospitalizations and deaths. Whether there will be a n

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