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  1. Swine Flu Breaks Out Across U.S.

    Sept. 8, 2009 -- Outbreaks on college campuses are signaling swine flu hot spots as fast-spreading H1N1 swine flu gives an early start to the fall flu season. College campuses as far apart as Emory in urban Atlanta and Washington State in rural Pullman report explosive outbreaks of swine flu. The ac

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  2. New Details on Swine Flu Deaths in Kids

    Sept. 3, 2009 - A third of the 36 kids who died of H1N1 swine flu by las t August had no underlying medical condition, the CDC reports. Four of the otherwise healthy kids who died of swine flu were aged 2 years or younger. Kids under 5, and especially those under age 2, are at particularly high risk

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  3. Stopping Swine Flu Up to You

    Aug. 26, 2009 -- Who's on the front line of this fall's flu fight? You are, say HHS and CDC officials. Until Thanksgiving, at the earliest, it's going to be up to you to try not to catch the flu. And if you do catch the flu, it's going to be up to you to try not to infect anyone else. Why? The gover

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  4. Swine Flu Vaccine: Will It Catch On?

    Aug. 25, 2009 -- Less than half of health care workers surveyed in Hong Kong intend to get vaccinated against swine flu, citing uncertainty about its effectiveness and possible side effects, a new study indicates. And another new study shows that health care workers and some people in the general pu

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  5. 90,000 Swine Flu Deaths? Possible, Not Likely

    Aug. 25, 2009 - Could H1N1 swine flu kill 90,000 Americans this winter and hospitalize 1.8 million? Yes -- but not likely, CDC officials say. The numbers come from a report to the president from his science/technology advisory panel. The report suggests that in a "plausible scenario," swine flu woul

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  6. Swine Flu Vaccine Looks Safe So Far

    Aug. 21, 2009 -- No safety issues have come up yet in clinical trials of the swine flu vaccine, health officials announced today. Clinical trials of the vaccine in adults began recently, and so far, there have been "no red flags" of safety concerns, Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Instit

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  7. New Swine Flu Guidelines for Colleges, Work

    Aug. 20, 2009 -- Health officials want colleges, universities, and businesses to get up to speed on how to deal with swine flu this fall and winter. The CDC today released new guidelines for colleges and universities about how to handle H1N1 swine flu, and yesterday issued guidelines for businesses

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  8. H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine Delayed

    Aug. 20, 2009 - By November, the U.S. will have only half the doses of H1N1 swine flu vaccine originally predicted, officials from the Department of Health and Human Services now say. By Oct. 15, the U.S. now expects to have 45 million doses of the new vaccine on hand. Every week after that, another

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  9. Flu Drugs: Limited Help for Kids?

    Aug. 10, 2009 -- Doctors rely on flu drugs Tamiflu and Relenza to prevent severe illness in at-risk kids, but there's little evidence to show they do more than shorten the time kids are sick. An Oxford University review of clinical studies shows that kids with lab-confirmed flu get better a half-day

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  10. CDC: Keep Schools Open if Swine Flu Hits

    Aug. 7, 2009 - Schools should try to stay open if swine flu hits, new CDC guidelines urge. Schools and parents should do everything they can to limit the flu spread within schools. They should close only if the school isn't able to function or if the swine flu virus mutates into a more deadly form.

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