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  • When to see the doctor for the flu

    Many individuals who are experiencing flu symptoms are wondering, “When should I see a doctor?” That’s going to differ for many people based on their general health. However, Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County offers some suggestions. (

  • 5 tips for keeping your kids safe

    The Swine Flu, the H1N1 Virus – call it what you will – has parents worried sick across the country now that our kids are back in school.  Here are five fast and easy things you can do to keep your kids safe and healthy. (ABC)

  • What you need to know about the H1N1 virus

    Good information about the swine flu, and what you can do. (Baltimore Sun)

  • WHO warns of a severe form of swine flu

    Doctors are reporting a severe form of swine flu that goes straight to the lungs, causing severe illness in otherwise healthy young people and requiring expensive hospital treatment, the World Health Organization said on Friday. (Reuters)

  • Swine flu-stranded passenger leave cruise ship

    Australian authorities Monday let 2,000 people leave a cruise liner at the centre of a swine flu scare that left them stranded at sea for days, as the nation’s number of cases jumped to 306. (AFP)

  • Sanofi Pasteur receives swine flu seed virus

    The vaccines division of French pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Aventis SA said Wednesday it has received the key ingredient to make a swine flu vaccine. (BusinessWeek)

  • Study detects flu immunity in older people

    A substantial portion of older Americans may have some immunity to the swine-origin H1N1 influenza virus, a finding that may prove useful when and if a vaccine to the new flu strain becomes available. (Washington Post)

  • Swine flu cases soar toward 10,000 worldwide

    United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon urged people to remain “vigilant and alert” about swine flu on Tuesday as the number of cases around the world shot up to almost 10,000. Previous pandemics had shown flu outbreaks could start mild and worsen, Ban said as he addressed the World Health Organisation’s annual assembly in Geneva. (AFP)

  • Tracing the swine flu’s ancestry

    Once Upon a Time there was a little flu virus. It was probably born in Kansas in late 1917 or 1918, although nobody is really sure. Its name was H1N1. It grew up to be very wicked. (Washington Post)

  • More than 2,500 swine flu cases worldwide

    The World Health Organization on Friday reported 2,500 confirmed cases of swine flu in 25 countries, with 44 deaths from the disease. In the United States, the total number of confirmed cases nearly doubled to 1,639 from the day before, with reports coming from 43 states. (CNN)

  • Is a swine flu vaccine worth the effort?

    The risk of moving forward is that the virus will fizzle, making such a vaccine unnecessary. This would cost millions and, for pharmaceutical companies, waste time and resources. The risk of delaying, on the other hand, is that the virus will resurge later this year and spread viciously through an unprotected populace. (ABC News)

  • Was the swine flu response an overreaction?

    Was the swine flu pandemic just a lot of hype or did the world mount a credible response to a very real threat and tamp it down? A bioethicist weighs in. (Commentary on

  • Swine flu may flourish in southern hemisphere

    Southern hemisphere countries that have largely escaped swine flu infections could soon become more vulnerable, experts warn, as the approaching winter brings with it an elevated risk of the virus spreading and mutating. (Associated Press)