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  • Mon., Jan. 13, 2014, 3:28 p.m.

    Spokane woman dies from flu

    A Spokane County woman in her 40s has died from influenza.

  • Fri., Jan. 3, 2014, midnight

    Swine flu arrives early in Inland Northwest

    The flu arrived early this year and has sickened people across the Inland Northwest as the nasty strain sometimes called swine flu spreads. About 70 people – most with chronic …

  • Tue., Oct. 26, 2010, midnight

    No longer a pandemic, H1N1 flu still hanging on

    With frantic efforts to gird for the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic still etched on the public mind, health officials have been gearing up earlier than usual to do battle with …

  • Thu., Sept. 30, 2010, midnight

    Clark: Coupon, sharp wit take sting out of flu shot

    I don’t remember when it happened. But getting a flu shot has become a painful rite of autumn. You know, like watching Wazzu choke at football.

  • Wed., Dec. 16, 2009, midnight

    H1N1 recall includes Spokane

    A swine flu vaccine for young children recalled Tuesday included about 200 doses that were shipped to two Spokane health care providers. There are no safety issues with the vaccines, …

  • Tue., Dec. 15, 2009, 6:08 p.m.

    Some recalled swine flu doses went to Spokane

    A swine flu vaccine for young children recalled Tuesday included about 200 doses that were shipped to two Spokane health care providers.

  • Tue., Dec. 15, 2009, midnight

    Pharmacies, clinics offering H1N1 vaccines in North Idaho

    Free H1N1 vaccinations are available to people older than 6 months in Idaho’s five northern counties through several pharmacies and drop-in clinics offered by Panhandle Health District. Safeway pharmacies in …

  • Fri., Dec. 11, 2009, midnight

    There’s plenty of swine flu vaccine now

    Swine flu vaccines will be available to everyone beginning Monday. After weeks of carefully doling out vaccine to people at most risk of serious illness, the Spokane Regional Health District …

  • Thu., Dec. 10, 2009, 7:11 p.m.

    Plenty of swine flu vaccine in Inland NW now

    Swine flu vaccines will be available to everyone beginning Monday. After weeks of carefully doling out vaccine to people at most risk of serious illness, the Spokane Regional Health District …

  • Mon., Nov. 30, 2009, midnight

    Five swine flu deaths reported during hajj

    MINA, Saudi Arabia – Five people died from swine flu during the hajj, Saudi Arabia said Sunday, a relatively small number considering the event is the largest annual gathering in …

  • Fri., Nov. 27, 2009, 8:25 a.m.

    Idaho reports 800 swine flu cases since Sept. 1

    BOISE — State health officials say nearly 800 people have tested positive for the swine flu in the past three months, and about 30 of those cases were reported in …

  • Tue., Nov. 24, 2009, 2:44 p.m.

    Another swine-flu death reported in Spokane

    Swine flu has been linked to the death Monday of a Spokane man in his 70s, health officials reported. The man died at a local hospital and had underlying medical …

  • Mon., Nov. 23, 2009, 9:05 a.m.

    Health district taking appointments for swine flu vaccine

    A influx of swine flu vaccines has prompted local health officials to offer a series of appointment-only clinics in early December.

  • Fri., Nov. 20, 2009, 3:56 p.m.

    Health district organizes more swine flu vaccine clinics

    A influx of swine flu vaccines has prompted local health officials to offer a series of appointment-only clinics in early December.

  • Tue., Nov. 17, 2009, midnight

    Swine flu infects Ukraine politics

    KIEV, Ukraine – In Ukraine, swine flu is causing electoral fever. In a hard-fought presidential campaign, critics of Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko accuse her of stirring up panic to grab …

  • Sun., Nov. 15, 2009, midnight

    Sanitizer sales spike spurred by flu worries

    LOS ANGELES – Silvia Cordero eyed the row of disinfecting gels, soaps and hand sanitizers at a Rite-Aid in Culver City with the intensity of a drill sergeant preparing troops …

  • Fri., Nov. 13, 2009, midnight

    H1N1 has infected 500,000, state says

    Swine flu has likely sickened more than 500,000 people in Washington, the state’s Health Department estimates. The surprising new number is based on the statistical modeling that federal officials used …

  • Thu., Nov. 12, 2009, 11:22 a.m.

    CDC: Swine flu has sickened 22 million in 6 months

    Swine flu has sickened about 22 million Americans since April and killed nearly 4,000, including 540 children, say startling federal estimates released Thursday.

  • Fri., Nov. 6, 2009, 11:28 a.m.

    Idaho swine flu clinics open to larger group

    The Panhandle District is expanding its swine flu clinics Saturday in all five North Idaho counties.

  • Thu., Nov. 5, 2009, midnight

    H1N1 flu death is county’s sixth

    A woman in her 20s died of swine flu Tuesday at a local hospital, the Spokane Regional Health District said Wednesday. She is the sixth Spokane County resident to die …

  • Sacred Heart visitation policy

    Roy Almeida, a doctor of public health at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, explains new visitation policies that take effect Oct. 1, 2009, in response to the H1N1 virus.

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  • Fri., Dec. 4, 2009, 9:11 a.m.

    Now everyone under 65 can get H1N1 vaccine

    Idaho public health officials have decided to open up the H1N1 swine flu vaccine to everyone under age 65 immediately, including healthy adults. This after vaccines through the season thus …

  • Wed., Nov. 4, 2009, 10:30 a.m.

    Idaho ‘nowhere near’ on H1N1 vaccine goals

    So far, Idaho has been allocated 165,200 doses of H1N1 swine flu, state epidemiologist Dr. Christine Hahn reported to lawmakers this morning. Normally, about a third of the state’s 1.5 …

  • Tue., Oct. 27, 2009, 4:21 p.m.

    Flu impacts Idaho schools

    Idaho education officials are bracing for a raft of waiver requests from school districts that have seen student attendance suffer from the flu - and don’t want the drop in …

  • Tue., Oct. 27, 2009, 1:09 p.m.

    Coming swine flu regulations…

    Good morning, Netizens… Now that President Obama has declared Swine Flu an emergency priority, here are some things our government might do to prepare us for the coming Apocalypse. Ban …

  • Mon., Oct. 19, 2009, 8:29 a.m.

    Back from the depths of the flu…

    Well, that was pretty awful. I don’t know if the H1N1 is really worse than seasonal flu, because I’ve gotten a flu shot every year for at least the past …

  • Wed., Sept. 30, 2009, 2:24 p.m.

    Idaho orders first H1N1 vaccines

    Today was the first day the National Centers for Disease Control accepted orders for H1N1 flu vaccine, and Idaho got its order in - for 9,000 doses. They’re expected to …

  • Mon., Sept. 14, 2009, 1:55 p.m.

    BSU has its first swine flu case confirmed

    Boise State University has confirmed its first swine flu case, in a student living in the dorms. They’ve got a long way to go, of course, to catch up to …

  • Mon., Sept. 14, 2009, 1:43 p.m.

    BSU confirms first swine flu case

    Boise State University has confirmed its first case of H1N1 flu, or swine flu, and the patient is a student who lives in the residence halls. “Most cases to date …

  • Sun., July 26, 2009, 8:52 p.m.

    No one’s definition of fun: Swine flu outbreak at Idaho prison

    Did you know that the influenza virus can survive on surfaces for two to eight hours, spreading the disease? That’s what the CDC says, and the warden of Idaho’s privately …

  • Fri., June 12, 2009, 8:41 p.m.

    The reality of Swine Flu Virus…

    Good evening, Netizens… David Horsey’s cartoon pretty much has Swine Flu Virus pegged. Unless one has actually caught Swine Flu, you never really have respect for it. It’s just like …

  • Mon., June 8, 2009, 3:57 p.m.

    Briefs: Swine Flu Dogs NI Visitors

    A group visiting Bonner and Boundary counties from out of state includes one person with a confirmed case of H1N1 influenza and seven people with possible H1N1 flu. The group …

  • Fri., June 5, 2009, 3:12 p.m.

    2 More Cases Of NIdaho Swine Flu

    The Idaho State Laboratory confirmed the fourth and fifth cases of Novel H1N1 (swine) influenza in the five northern counties this week, reinforcing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s …

  • Wed., May 13, 2009, 2:07 p.m.

    Easy for them to say

    When swine flu was all the rage last week, hardly an hour went by without some well-meaning organization sending “tips” to avoid the flu and how to handle it if …

  • Mon., May 4, 2009, 9:31 a.m.

    CDC Confirms Local Swine Flu Case

    Item: CDC confirms one swine flu case in Idaho: 10 more probable cases reported in Washington/SR, APMore Info: According to the Panhandle Health District, the woman became ill after a …

  • Fri., May 1, 2009, 2:42 p.m.

    Swine flu hysteria…

    Good afternoon, Netizens… This time of year, Cancun, Mexico is typically bustling with touristas. Compare that mental image to this picture shot yesterday. Is this hysteria we see unfolding before …

  • Fri., May 1, 2009, 12:33 p.m.

    Why You Shouldn’t Worry About the Swine Flu

    As the media reports more and more on the swine flu, Americans are getting more and more scared. Some schools have been closed, and germaphobics everywhere are on lockdown. What …

  • Thu., April 30, 2009, 3:33 p.m.

    Probably Swine Flu Case In K-County

    A Kootenai County woman in her 60s who recently traveled to Texas has become the first probable case of H1NI (swine) flu sent by the Idaho State Laboratory to the …

  • Thu., April 30, 2009, 3:17 p.m.

    Joe Biden’s ill-advised comment

    VP Biden handed out some alarmist advice this morning on the “Today Show” regarding swine flu. Now he’s back-pedaling. And to think some people wanted to flip that ticket. Sure …

  • Thu., April 30, 2009, 12:15 p.m.

    Thursday video: Veep flu advice

    Vice President Joe Biden offers suggestions on avoiding the swine flu on Thursday’s “Today Show.”

  • Thu., April 30, 2009, 9 a.m.

    Spokane Man Likely Has Swine Flu

    Item: Swine flu has likely arrived: In Washington: Spokane resident, back from California, among six probable cases/John Stucke, Jonathan Brunt, and Sara Leaming, SRMore Info: A Spokane man in his …

  • The vitals on swine flu

    A downloadable graphic explains who is most at risk with the swine flu, who should get vaccinated and where to obtain them, flu symptoms and how to prevent infection.

  • Spokane Public Schools, swine flu

    Spokane Public Schools is sending this letter to parents today, April 30. The letter addresses the basics of preventing illnesses, precautions of interacting with those who have flu-like symptoms and have recently traveled, and resources for current information.

  • Coeur d’Alene School District, swine flu

    School officials have sent a letter to parents, cautioning them of the dangers of swine flu and offering prevention advice. Schools are running per usual, and parents are encouraged to keep sick children at home. No swine flu cases have been identified in the North Idaho Panhandle, health officials said.

  • Today in Photos

    Today’s photo slide show features photos from a Pit Bull rescue operation manned by parolees from the California prison system. Other images include a baby parade, the anniversary of the construction of the Berlin Wall, and a sand sculpture depicting a person wearing a mask to keep from contacting swine flu.

  • Today in Photos

    Our latest set of photos from around the world feature cub scouts hunting for elk antlers in Wyoming, the current publicity photo for Air Force One, the celebration in Israel of their Independence Day, and a number of other interesting images.