Flu News

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8/20/2009
Swine Flu Vaccine Delay Manageable, Experts Say

Having 45 million doses by Oct. 15 will still be useful, they stress

8/19/2009
Patch 'Shots' May Someday Replace Injections

Microneedles could deliver meds safely and painlessly, researchers say

8/19/2009
Businesses Need Swine Flu Action Plan, U.S. Says

Employers must prepare now for more sick workers, new federal guidelines say

8/17/2009
Synthetic Protein Thwarts HIV Infection in Lab

By blocking cellular interaction, researchers prevent disease production

8/14/2009
Get Smart About Swine Flu for Back-to-School

Simple steps can minimize the risk as fall looms, experts say

8/11/2009
Swine Flu May Not Be Any Deadlier This Fall: Experts

Review of prior epidemics refutes theory that virus gets more severe

8/7/2009
Steroid Can Ease Severe Sore Throat

Single dose speeds relief but should be reserved for worst cases, researchers say

8/7/2009
School Closures May Not Be Necessary When Swine Flu Strikes

But that could change if fall outbreak proves more severe, government says

8/6/2009
Rapid Swine Flu Test Misses Many Infections

Doctors should diagnose based on symptoms and strains in circulation, experts say

8/3/2009
Surgical Masks Help Ward Off Flu, Maybe

New study does little to settle debate over their usefulness

7/30/2009
Flu Shot May Be Less Effective in Those With Lupus

Certain medications could explain diminished protection, researchers say

7/30/2009
Pregnant Women, Health-Care Workers Top Swine Flu Vaccine Candidates

CDC advisory panel outlines priorities for a fall flu shot rollout

7/29/2009
Prioritize Pregnant Women to Get Swine Flu Shot, Experts Say

As CDC recommendations loom, new study confirms this group at great risk

7/28/2009
CDC Panel to Recommend Who Should Get Swine Flu Shot

Officials hope vaccine will be available by fall or early winter

7/28/2009
Save Swine Flu Drugs for Younger Patients, Study Urges

Curbing use in elderly may be controversial but wise, experts say

7/24/2009
Swine Flu Could Eventually Affect 40% of Americans: CDC

Vaccine testing -- set to begin next week -- could lessen impact

7/23/2009
U.S. Expects 160 Million Doses of Swine Flu Vaccine by October

A slowdown in production is hampering efforts, but a nasal spray version might help

7/22/2009
Many Young Adults Uninformed About Vaccines

More awareness of benefits of shots for preventable diseases needed, study shows

7/21/2009
Safety of Swine Flu Vaccine to Face Tough Scrutiny

Experts confident that U.S. won't repeat problems seen in 1976 episode

7/20/2009
FDA Approves Seasonal Flu Vaccine for 2009-2010

Health experts still working on H1N1 swine flu vaccine, which should be ready by fall

7/20/2009
Seasonal Flu Vaccine Approved

But it won't protect against swine flu

7/18/2009
Guard Against Swine Flu at Summer Camp

Before sending off your kids, take some precautions, expert says

7/17/2009
Swine Flu Vaccine on Track for Fall: CDC

New U.S. outbreak likely in coming months; children and young adults still primary targets

7/13/2009
Swine Flu Vaccine Taking Longer Than Expected

A fully tested shot may not be ready until year's end, WHO says

7/9/2009
Swine Flu Summit Focuses on Preparedness

U.S. taking steps to handle virus' anticipated return in the fall

7/8/2009
Experts Keep Wary Eye on Tamiflu-Resistant Swine Flu

Isolated cases seem mild for now, but future remains uncertain

7/7/2009
Mixed Marks for Swine Flu Updates

Study finds wide variations in Web reports by states and municipalities

7/2/2009
Why Swine Flu Differs From Seasonal Flu

Pandemic virus affects lungs and stomach, whereas seasonal flu doesn't, researchers say

6/29/2009
Air Traffic Patterns Predict Swine Flu Spread

H1N1 case rates associated with number of air passengers arriving from Mexico, analysis shows

6/29/2009
Younger People Appear More at Risk From New Swine Flu

Not just the infirm should be vaccinated, experts urge

6/26/2009
U.S. Considers Massive Swine Flu Vaccination Program

It could include up to 600 million doses of vaccine: report

6/26/2009
Many Adults With Asthma Are Skipping Flu Shots

Condition raises risk of complications, CDC researchers note

6/25/2009
1 Million Americans Likely Stricken by Swine Flu: CDC

The virus shows no signs of mutating as it continues global trek, officials say

6/19/2009
Swine Flu Continues to Flare Up, CDC Says

Many cases in the Northeast; health-care workers urged to take greater precautions

6/17/2009
New Swine Flu Strain Found in Brazil: Report

But it's not clear if it's any more dangerous than initial strain

6/12/2009
First Batch of Swine Flu Vaccine Already Here: Company

Announcement comes a day after WHO declared H1N1 a pandemic

6/11/2009
Swine Flu Now a Pandemic

'The virus is unstoppable,' WHO director says; U.S. health officials caution that declaration means virus hasn't gotten more severe, just more widespread

6/10/2009
WHO Declaration of Swine Flu Pandemic Looks Imminent

H1N1's swift spread in Australia may meet criteria for full alert, agency says

6/5/2009
Bird Flu Virus Can Survive Two Years in Landfill

Carcasses of infected birds continue to be infectious, study finds

6/5/2009
U.S. Response to Swine Flu Called Good

But report said the health-care system would be overburdened if an outbreak were more severe

6/4/2009
Global Testing Shows No Variation in Swine Flu Virus

Experts worry that it could mutate and become more dangerous as it travels from country to country

6/4/2009
Report Gives U.S. Good Grades for Swine Flu Response

But it also said the health-care system would be overburdened if an outbreak were more severe

6/3/2009
WHO Close to Declaring Swine Flu Pandemic

Reports of infection on the rise in countries such as Australia and Chile; mortality rate remains low

6/2/2009
Swine Flu Now Reported in All 50 States

While outbreak is winding down, an estimated 200,000 people have been infected in U.S.

6/1/2009
Swine Flu Now Reported in All 50 States

While outbreak is winding down, an estimated 200,000 people have been infected in U.S.

5/29/2009
Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Might Fight Swine Flu

It helps regulate the immune system's response, study with mice shows

5/29/2009
Swine Flu Vaccine Won't Be Ready Until October: CDC

But it's still not certain that a broad-based immunization program will be needed

5/28/2009
Swine Flu Vaccine Won't Be Ready Until October: CDC

But it's still not certain that a broad-based immunization program will be needed

5/27/2009
Possible Return of Swine Flu in Fall Has U.S. Health Officials on Alert

Biggest concern is emergence of more virulent, easily transmitted strain

5/26/2009
U.S. Prepares for Possible Return of Swine Flu in Fall

The concern is a more virulent and easily transmitted strain, CDC says