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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Are You Breaking Swine Flu's Golden Rule?

    July 15, 2009 -- Stay home when you're sick. That's one of the key steps that the CDC wants people to take to curb the spread of the 2009 H1N1 influenza, commonly called swine flu. "Our No. 1 strategy is to ask sick people to stay home," Lisa Koonin, MN, MPH, senior advisor for the CDC's influenza c

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  8. Swine Flu Vaccination May Target Schools

    July 9, 2009 -- Health officials are looking toward thousands of schools and day care centers to mount a possible mass vaccination program against the H1N1 swine flu this fall, government planners said Thursday. The plan -- which still depends on unanswered questions of how easy a swine flu vaccine

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  9. Tamiflu-Resistant Swine Flu in U.S.?

    July 7, 2009 -- Is Tamiflu-resistant swine flu spreading in the U.S.? A 16-year-old girl traveling from San Francisco was found to be infected with Tamiflu-resistant swine flu after triggering a temperature-monitoring device in the Hong Kong airport. That has set off a West Coast search for others w

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  10. Swine Flu Vaccine: The Race Is On

    June 26, 2009 – The U.S. is racing to make huge supplies of swine flu vaccine -- and trying to figure out who needs it most -- even as the pandemic sweeps the globe. At least one of the five vaccine makers supplying U.S. swine flu vaccine already has bulk vaccine coming off the production line. The

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