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  1. Tamiflu, Relenza Safely Prevent Flu Illness

    Aug. 3, 2009 - Tamiflu and Relenza safely prevent flu in adults, but experts were surprised to find no data on the drugs' safety or efficacy when used to prevent flu in kids. A search of the medical literature by Stanford researcher Nayer Khazeni, MD, and colleagues turned up just seven placebo-cont

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  2. Pregnant Women First to Get Swine Flu Vaccine

    July 29, 2009 - If swine flu vaccine is in short supply -- nationally or in local areas -- pregnant women and people caring for or living with infants will go to the front of the line, the main U.S. vaccine advisory committee today recommended. Next would come health care workers and first responder

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  3. Public Help Sought on Swine Flu Vaccine Call

    July 28, 2009 - Should the nation rush to get a swine flu vaccine as soon as possible or wait until all safety questions are answered? The CDC wants to know what you think. Beginning in August, the federal health agency is holding day-long public meetings at 10 sites in the nation. About 1,000 citiz

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  4. Pregnancy Raises Swine Flu Death Risk

    July 29, 2009 - Pregnant women, even if they are healthy, are at high risk of hospitalization and death from H1N1 swine flu, the CDC reports. A CDC analysis shows that pregnant women are more likely than the general population to develop severe disease after infection with the pandemic H1N1 swine fl

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  5. New Estimate on Swine Flu in U.S.

    July 24, 2009 – A CDC flu expert estimates that without a swine flu vaccine, current trends suggest 12% to 24% of Americans might get swine flu this fall and winter. Over the spring and summer, H1N1 flu never went away. That's very unusual, as seasonal flu bugs don't like to spread during these warm

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  6. Swine Flu Vaccine by October, Say Makers

    July 23, 2009 -- Vaccine makers told an FDA panel of experts that they're moving ahead with rushed plans to produce a swine flu vaccine and could have doses ready to distribute to the public by mid-October. Federal officials are planning a massive fall vaccination campaign against H1N1, the virus th

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  7. Who's at High Risk From Swine Flu?

    July 21, 2009 -- A pregnant Florida woman who got swine flu, lost her baby, and now fights for her life has drawn media attention to the fact that pandemic flu isn't just "moderately severe" for everybody. Aubrey Opdyke, who came down with swine flu while pregnant, was placed in a medically induced

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  8. Swine Flu Vaccine: When?

    July 20, 2009 -- Pandemic swine flu doesn't worry most Americans. That's likely to change very quickly. Well before fall 2009, most U.S. schools will open. That's when experts warn the second wave of the pandemic may start sweeping the U.S. If that happens, the U.S. -- as well as the rest of the wor

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  9. Americans Expect Serious Swine Flu Outbreak

    July 17, 2009 -- A majority of Americans believe there will be a serious outbreak of H1N1 swine flu this fall or winter, according to a new survey. However, less than half of those surveyed said they were concerned about their own safety or that of their family members. The survey, conducted by the

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  10. Swine Flu Vaccine Fast-Tracked to September?

    July 17, 2009 -- Pandemic swine flu vaccine should be fast-tracked, with vaccinations starting in mid-September -- soon after schools open. That recommendation came today in a unanimous vote by the National Biodefense Safety Board (NBSB), an influential board of outside advisors to Health and Human

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