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  • Sixth Spokane swine flu victim announced

    A woman in her 20s died at a local hospital of swine flu, the Spokane Regional Health District said today.


  • Obesity increases H1N1 flu risks

    Obesity appears to be a risk factor on a par with pregnancy for developing complications from an infection with pandemic H1N1 influenza, according to the most comprehensive look yet at …


  • Saturday’s H1N1 clinic filled; others offered, though

    All appointments have been filled for a free swine flu vaccination clinic Saturday at the Spokane Valley YMCA, the Spokane Regional Health District announced Tuesday. Several hundred appointments are still …


  • New H1N1 clinics scheduled in North Idaho

    The Panhandle Health District will provide H1N1 vaccinations Saturday by appointment to preschool children, starting at 6 months of age, in clinics in Idaho’s five northern counties.


  • Spokane woman’s death believed due to swine flu

    Swine flu is suspected of killing an otherwise healthy Spokane woman in her 50s. Her death, announced Monday by the Spokane Regional Health District, is the fourth of a Spokane …


  • Two more local swine flu deaths reported

    The deaths of a fourth Spokane County resident and the first North Idaho resident from swine flu were announced by health districts today.


  • Regular flu is here now, too

    The first confirmed cases of seasonal influenza have been reported in Spokane, affecting two people.


  • Last walk-in flu clinic held

    Parents and children stood in a chilly mix of rain and snow Thursday afternoon outside of Shiloh Hills Elementary School for the last walk-in swine flu vaccination clinic. Though there …


  • H1N1 clinics put on hold

    Health officials are postponing H1N1 vaccinations across the Inland Northwest, as shipments of the vaccine fall further and further behind. On Tuesday, the Spokane Regional Health District postponed three clinics …


  • Panel criticizes feds’ readiness

    The federal government’s preparedness for the H1N1, or swine flu, pandemic that has claimed more than 1,000 lives nationwide was inadequate and incomplete, a congressional subcommittee said Tuesday.


  • Idaho schools plan waiver requests

    BOISE – 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 …


  • Flu affects Idaho school attendance

    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 …


  • Swine-flu clinics postponed due to vaccine shortage

    Planned swine-flu vaccinations in Spokane and North Idaho are being postponed due to a lack of vaccine, health districts in both locations say.


  • Sebelius: Ample flu vaccine will be available

    WASHINGTON — Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said today the swine flu vaccine “is coming out the door as fast as it comes off the production line.” But …


  • Regional health officer discusses battle against swine flu

    The first mass vaccination clinic against the H1N1 virus, or swine flu, may be over, but the community is still wrestling with illness and trying to ensure that the people …


  • Flu declared U.S. emergency

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama declared the swine flu outbreak a national emergency, giving his health chief the power to let hospitals move emergency rooms offsite to speed treatment and …


  • Thousands line up for swine flu vaccine

    Some 2,100 people inoculated against virus


  • Obama declares swine flu a national emergency

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared the swine flu outbreak a national emergency and empowered his health secretary to suspend federal requirements and speed treatment for thousands of infected …


  • North Idaho quick to fill vaccine slots

    While Spokane’s public health district is offering a big swine flu vaccination clinic today at the Spokane Arena, the agency’s counterpart in North Idaho said it took just five hours …


  • Swine flu vaccination clinic set for Saturday

    While Spokane’s public health district is offering a big swine flu vaccination clinic today at the Spokane Arena, the agency’s counterpart in Idaho said it took just five hours to …

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