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Number of H3N2 swine flu cases confirmed in the U.S. — a significant jump from 29 cases confirmed the previous week — thanks in large part to a wave of new cases...

In Southern China, a Mixing Bowl of Swine Flu

Pigs may seem cute, but from a virological perspective, they're oinking time bombs. That's because swine can become infected with both avian and human flu...

One Year Later: 5 Lessons from the H1N1 Pandemic

It was a year ago that the term H1N1 entered the American consciousness, stamped in 72-point tabloid type. In April 2009, researchers at the Centers for Disease...

China Investigates Deaths After Swine Flu Shot

Chinese health officials reported on Nov. 13 the first deaths in people who received the H1N1 vaccine. The Ministry of Health announced that the two people,...

Was the Threat of H1N1 Flu Exaggerated?

By the summer of 2009, shortly after the H1N1 flu pandemic had first emerged, there was a waiting list for the first several million doses of the forthcoming new...

The H1N1 Pandemic: Is a Second Wave Possible?

Updated: Dec. 10, 2009 Since early November, cases of H1N1 have continued to decline nationwide, and scientists keeping track of the numbers say that as...

I Can Has Swine Flu? A Cat Comes Down with H1N1

For all the attention that has whirled around H1N1 in recent months, it seems that one vulnerable, and furry, population may have been overlooked: the family...

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Thermal Scanners Hunt for Swine Flu

The body temperature scanners installed at airports around the world help control the spread of the illness — and generate haunting, otherworldly imagery

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