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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Swine Flu Less Severe for Over-50s?

    May 20, 2009 -- People born before 1957 may be less susceptible than younger people to the H1N1 swine flu. CDC researchers have detected antibodies in the blood of older people that neutralize the new flu bug now sweeping the nation, Daniel Jernigan, MD, MPH, deputy director of the CDC's flu divisio

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  8. Swine Flu in Japan May Trigger Pandemic

    May 18, 2009 -- H1N1 swine flu appears to be spreading in Japan, pushing the world to the brink of an official flu pandemic. Japan's cases of H1N1 spiked today with 104 new lab-confirmed cases, raising that nation's swine-flu case count from 25 to 129. Ten schools in the Kobe City area reported 78 o

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  9. CDC: 100,000+ in U.S. Have Flu, Half Have Swine Flu

    May 15, 2009 -- More than 100,000 Americans probably have the flu -- and at least half of these cases are H1N1 swine flu, a CDC expert estimates. The comment came from Daniel Jernigan, MD, PhD, deputy director of the CDC's influenza division, during a news conference. Jernigan noted that the 4,700 c

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  10. Can 'Universal' Flu Drug Stop Swine Flu?

    May 14, 2009 - Just weeks after scientists said they had a new drug able to prevent or cure any type A flu, the type A H1N1 swine flu came out of nowhere. It's offering scientists a once-in-a-lifetime, real-world test of their prediction that all of the more dangerous type A flu viruses share a comm

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