Flu News

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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

5/25/2009
Viable Swine Flu Shot Closer to Reality

Meanwhile, woman's death in New York City raises national toll to 11

5/24/2009
U.S. Closer to Viable Swine Flu Shot

Ingredients being tested could be sent to manufacturers by month's end, CDC says

5/23/2009
U.S. Progressing on Swine Flu Vaccine

If viable, ingredients could be sent to manufacturers by month's end, CDC says

5/22/2009
CDC Has Candidate Viruses for Swine Flu Vaccine

If viable, these ingredients could be sent to manufacturers by month's end, officials said

5/21/2009
Swine Flu Outbreak May Be Subsiding, CDC Says

Decline seen in visits to doctors and hospitals by people with the disease

5/20/2009
Older Adults May Have Some Immunity to Swine Flu

CDC says the strain is related to flu variant that circulated before 1957

5/19/2009
Hospitalization Rates Higher in Kids Who Get Flu Shots

Link likely due to other health problems in children most recommended for vaccination, experts say

5/19/2009
Sicker People More Vulnerable to Swine Flu: CDC

Meanwhile, World Health Organization says potential vaccine delayed

5/18/2009
New Methods Could Speed Production of Flu Vaccines

Clinical trials using new strategies show promise for better protection against flu

5/18/2009
Adequate Supply of Swine Flu Vaccine Uncertain

U.S. has enough capacity for typical season; experts less sure about global outlook

5/18/2009
Swine Flu Fatality Rate a 'Little Bit' Higher Than That of Seasonal Flu

But U.S. health officials say the disease is no more dangerous than regular flu

5/17/2009
Swine Flu May Have Infected More Than 100,000 Americans

CDC says confirmed cases, including 2 new deaths, may not reflect true reach of the disease

5/15/2009
More Than 100,000 Americans May Have Swine Flu: CDC

Confirmed cases, including 2 new deaths, may not reflect true reach of infections

5/14/2009
Health Experts Plot Strategy for Swine Flu Vaccine

World Health Organization expected to make recommendation next week, report says

5/13/2009
Pregnant Women Should Take Flu Drugs Promptly

CDC says quick use of antivirals such as Tamiflu best for this high-risk group

5/12/2009
Study Supports Swine Flu's Pandemic Potential

Key factor will be lethality of infection going forward, experts say

5/12/2009
Swine Flu May Pose Problems for Pregnant Women

But the risk is similar to that posed by other strains of influenza, CDC says

5/11/2009
5/11/2009
CDC Shifts Swine Flu Focus to Likely Impact in the Fall

U.S. tally exceeds 2,600, officials say, and most cases remain mild

5/10/2009
5/10/2009
Third U.S. Swine Flu Death Reported

Like prior 2 cases, Washington state man had underlying health problems, officials say

5/9/2009
Confirmed Swine Flu Cases in U.S. Near 2,300 Mark

CDC says outbreak continues, but infections still mild and recovery is fairly quick

5/9/2009
5/8/2009
As Swine Flu Cases Mount, CDC Says U.S. Hasn't 'Dodged a Bullet'

But the estimated 2,500 infections continue to be mild and recovery is fairly quick

5/8/2009
Scientists Still Baffled About Origins of Swine Flu

CDC report shows 11 cases of similar strain since 2005

5/8/2009
5/7/2009
U.S. Swine Flu Count Nears 1,900; Person-to-Person Transmission Now Common

Officials dismiss 'swine flu parties' as dangerous way to seek immunity

5/7/2009
5/6/2009
Swine Flu Likely to Return to U.S. Next Winter

Experts can't predict whether it will be more virulent or not

5/6/2009
5/6/2009
Younger Age of More Severe Swine Flu Cases Worries Experts

Average age of those hospitalized in U.S. is 15, CDC says

5/5/2009
5/5/2009
Obama Administration Might Recommend Three Flu Shots for Americans This Fall

Two would be aimed at the swine flu circulating the globe

5/4/2009
Swine Flu Cases Still Up, But U.S. Officials Are Guardedly Optimistic

The CDC also points to encouraging signs in Mexico, thought to be the outbreak's source

5/4/2009
1976 Swine Flu Outbreak Offers Echoes, Lessons Today

Current response more coordinated, precise, U.S. experts say

5/4/2009
5/3/2009
Swine Flu Outbreak Not a Pandemic at This Point

Mexico's health secretary said epidemic in his country seems to be waning