Flu News

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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

5/3/2009
5/2/2009
Swine Flu Continues to Spread Across U.S.

H1N1 strain lacks "virulent characteristics" of deadly 1918 virus, CDC notes

5/1/2009
Swine Flu Infections Now Top 140 in U.S.

But current H1N1 strain lacks "virulent characteristics" of deadly 1918 virus, CDC notes

4/30/2009
Swine Flu Infections Surpass 100 in U.S.

Mexico prepares for shutdown of many public services to head off infections

4/30/2009
Swine Flu Vaccine Still Months Away

Search for correct formulation, egg-based production system are biggest challenges, experts say

4/29/2009
First Swine Flu Death Reported in U.S.

23-month-old boy from Mexico had traveled to Houston for medical treatments, reports say

4/28/2009
U.S. Swine Flu Cases Surpass 60

CDC warns that some deaths are likely

4/28/2009
Experts Say Panic Over Swine Flu Is Premature

Transmission, death rate much lower than SARS, and true severity of outbreak still unknown

4/27/2009
40 Swine Flu Cases Now Reported in U.S.

Health officials checking persons entering the country for signs of sickness

4/27/2009
Universal Flu Vaccine Shows Promise

Researchers report low dose triggered immune response

4/26/2009
U.S. Declares Public Health Emergency in Response to Swine Flu

A precautionary measure, the move allows federal and state governments easier access to flu tests and medications

4/25/2009
WHO Warns of Possible Pandemic as Mexico Seeks to Contain Swine Flu

3 new cases reported in United States, health officials say

4/24/2009
At Least 20 Dead, Hundreds Ill in Swine Flu Outbreak in Mexico

Officials find links between Mexican virus and strain that sickened 8 people in California, Texas

4/23/2009
Swine Flu Cases Now Total 7: CDC

All patients, in California and Texas, have recovered from unique virus

4/16/2009
Mild Flu Season Coming to a Close

Outpatient visits, deaths were lower than previous year, CDC says

4/8/2009
Flu Strikes a Milder Blow This Season

Effective vaccine and more vaccinations among young people helped, experts say

4/8/2009
Rapid Test to Detect Bird Flu in People Approved

Results available in less than 40 minutes

3/23/2009
Too Much Red Meat May Shorten Life Span

Major study finds an effect, but critics say meat offers important nutrients

3/3/2009
Concerted Effort Needed to Fight Drug-Resistant Flu Strain

Other medications could be effective, while flu shot is best bet, experts say

3/2/2009
Resistance to Tamiflu Growing

Mostly linked to influenza A strain, which is most common in US, study says

2/23/2009
Too Little Vitamin D May Mean More Colds and Flu

Whether adding supplements would help still needs testing, experts say

2/22/2009
Scientists May Have New Way to Fight the Flu

Discovery could lead to new drugs and universal vaccine, they say

2/10/2009
Low Humidity Levels Help Flu Germs Spread

Finding explains why infection more common in winter months

2/6/2009
Health Tip: Do I Have a Cold or Flu?

They may have similar symptoms, but flu is more severe

2/3/2009
U.S. Flu Season Off to Slow Start

Fewer cases so far suggest a mild flu season, officials say

1/23/2009
Drug Impedes Body's Deadly Reaction to Flu Virus

Finding may help prevent spread of lung infections, including pandemic strains

1/9/2009
You're Never Too Old for a Flu Shot

Death rates and complications plummet for immunized seniors, study found

1/9/2009
Common Flu Strain Resistant to Popular Antiviral Drug

But other medications are available that work, CDC officials stress