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  • Washington tops swine flu rate among students

    Washington has the highest incidence of swine flu among college students — nearly triple the rate of Georgia, the next highest state, an American College Health Association report said Thursday.


  • Region in brief: Three more H1N1 cases confirmed at Gonzaga

    Three more Gonzaga University students were confirmed Tuesday to be infected with swine flu, bringing the number of cases on the Spokane campus to four. The first case of the …


  • Keep Tamiflu for the truly sick, feds say

    ATLANTA — The medicines Tamiflu and Relenza should only be used to treat people who are sick with swine flu and at high risk for complications, according to new federal …


  • Fewer WSU students report flu

    PULLMAN – A swine flu outbreak at Washington State University that is suspected of sickening more at least 2,200 students may be tapering off, a campus health official said Monday. …


  • The vitals on swine flu

    On June 11, the World Health Organization raised the worldwide pandemic alert level in response to the ongoing global spread of the novel influenza A (H1N1) virus, aka swine flu. …


  • 2,000-plus sick at WSU

    More than 2,000 Washington State University students have been sickened by swine flu during the first two weeks of classes, school health officials said. The outbreak of H1N1 influenza prompted …


  • In twist, illness proves more fatal in older youths

    Swine flu continues to upend conventional findings on influenza. The H1N1 virus appears to be more deadly for schoolage children than babies and toddlers, the Centers for Disease Control and …


  • Colombia’s Uribe has swine flu

    BOGOTA, Colombia – President Alvaro Uribe has the swine flu, and officials are contacting other South American governments whose leaders attended a summit last week with the Colombian leader, authorities …


  • CDC forum addresses H1N1 flu prevention

    Spokane would reject any heavy-handed mass vaccination campaign against the swine flu, people told the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in a meeting Saturday. Health officials are preparing …


  • Society’s ills: Three health catastrophies offer swine flu clues

    On Monday, the Presidential Council of Advisors on Science and Technology estimated that half the U.S. population could come down with swine flu, and 90,000 victims could end up dead. …


  • Resident’s death linked to swine flu

    A Spokane man in his 50s has died of complications from H1N1 influenza, aka swine flu – the second such death in the county. The contagious virus has hospitalized seven …


  • Extensive flu outbreak is expected at WSU

    Washington State University doctors anticipate the H1N1 influenza virus will sweep across its Pullman campus within the next several weeks as about 18,000 students start classes. The university’s Health and …


  • Flu shots now available at health district

    Seasonal flu shots are now available through the Spokane Regional Health District by appointment, and officials are recommending the shots prior to flu season, which could come as early as …


  • Federal efforts target H1N1

    WASHINGTON – Government health officials are mobilizing to launch a massive swine flu vaccination campaign this fall that is unprecedented in its scope – and in its potential for complications. …


  • Schools ready flu-fighting tools

    The swine flu may appear less frequently in the headlines these days, but it’s at the front of educators’ minds as the first day of school approaches. School officials throughout …


  • Logjam could delay some swine flu shots

    Faced with an unexpected delay, health officials are trying to counter new problems with swine flu vaccine production including a logjam at factories that put the precious liquid into syringes.


  • Swine flu cases rise in Iraq

    BAGHDAD – There have been 67 confirmed cases of swine flu among American troops in Iraq with dozens more suspected, Iraqi officials said Wednesday, making U.S. soldiers the single largest …


  • World in brief: Arias quarantined with swine flu

    San Jose, Costa Rica – Nobel Peace laureate and Costa Rican President Oscar Arias said Tuesday that he has swine flu, showing that not even a head of state is …


  • County reports swine flu death

    Spokane County reported its first swine flu death Monday, as public health officials prepare for the possibility of widespread infections this fall. Tests confirmed Monday that a woman in her …


  • Swine flu death brings warnings for fall

    Spokane County reported its first death from the so-called swine flu Monday, as public health officials prepare for the possibility of widespread infections this fall.

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