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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 1 Million Swine Flu Cases in U.S.

    June 25, 2009 -- Over 1 million Americans have had swine flu, the CDC estimates. Half those cases have been in New York City. The estimate, from a still-being-analyzed CDC study, was reported by CDC flu researcher Lyn Finelli, DrPH, at a meeting of the U.S. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practic

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  6. Summer Gives No Relief From Swine Flu

    June 18, 2009 -- About 7% of the population in areas highly affected by H1N1 swine flu report influenza-like symptoms, a spokesperson for the CDC said during a news briefing today. Daniel Jernigan, MD, MPH, deputy director of the Influenza Division at the National Center for Immunization and Respira

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  7. WHO Declares Swine Flu Pandemic

    June 11, 2009 - It's official: We're in a swine flu pandemic, the World Health Organization declared today. "The world is now at the start of the 2009 influenza pandemic," WHO Director-General Margaret Chan, MD, said at a news conference. That sounds scary. But neither the H1N1 swine flu virus nor t

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  8. WHO: World Closer to Swine Flu Pandemic

    June 2, 2009 -- The world is "getting closer" to a full-scale swine flu pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) warns. The official declaration of a pandemic alert -- triggered by widespread H1N1 swine flu beyond the Americas -- will come with a new severity rating, said Keiji Fukuda, WHO inte

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  9. CDC Prepares for Swine Flu Surge in Fall

    May 26, 2009 - As the U.S. swine flu epidemic eases -- except in the Northeast -- the CDC is shifting its focus to preparing for a surge of cases when flu season returns in the fall. The count of people who have been infected with the H1N1 swine flu continues to rise. Today's official count is 6,764

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  10. WHO Rethinks Swine Flu Pandemic Criteria

    May 22, 2009 -- The World Health Organization today said it will reconsider its standards for deciding when to declare the H1N1 swine flu a pandemic. That decision comes at the urging of the world's health officials, who have been meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, at the headquarters of the World Heal

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