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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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