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  • CDC warns of ‘worst case’ flu

    Hundreds of thousands of Americans could die over the next two years if the vaccine and other control measures for the new H1N1 influenza are not effective, and at the …


  • Idaho prison reports outbreak of swine flu

    BOISE – A swine flu outbreak at Idaho’s privately operated prison south of Boise has sickened at least 13 inmates and all visitors or volunteers have been shut out for …


  • Idaho prison weathers swine flu outbreak

    BOISE – A swine flu outbreak at Idaho’s privately operated prison south of Boise has sickened at least 13 inmates, and all visitors or volunteers have been shut out for …


  • Scientists call for new approach to swine flu

    MILWAUKEE – An international team of scientists led by a University of Wisconsin-Madison virologist has produced a highly detailed portrait of the swine flu virus that has killed 211 people …


  • Officials eye mass vaccinations

    Health officials are considering mass vaccination clinics this fall to ward off a possible swine flu epidemic. Washington Health Secretary Mary Selecky said Thursday that five companies are expected to …


  • State health officials prepare for more flu

    This spring’s swine flu outbreak hasn’t really gone away in Washington state, despite the summer weather. People are still sick and recovering in Washington hospitals, with new cases are reported …


  • U.S. swine flu cases may top 1 million

    ATLANTA – Swine flu has infected as many as 1 million Americans, U.S. health officials said Thursday, adding that 6 percent or more of some urban populations are infected. The …


  • Students may line up at school for swine flu shots

    WASHINGTON — Schoolchildren may be first in line for swine flu vaccine this fall — and might even be able to get the shot right at school.


  • Flu vaccine arrives ahead of schedule

    BASEL, Switzerland – Swiss pharmaceuticals company Novartis AG said today it has successfully produced a first batch of swine flu vaccine weeks ahead of expectations. The vaccine was made in …


  • Visiting helpers carried H1N1

    At least five members of a San Diego church group who spent more than a week volunteering in North Idaho have tested positive for the H1N1 virus, also known as …


  • WHO: Swine flu pandemic has begun, 1st in 41 years

    GENEVA — The World Health Organization has told its member nations it is declaring a swine flu pandemic — the first global flu epidemic in 41 years.


  • Five more swine flu cases verified

    Five new Spokane cases of H1N1 influenza have been confirmed in the past week, and local health officials say the virus is now common and infecting people throughout the region. …


  • Swine flu continues to spread in region

    Spokane health officials believe the H1N1 influenza virus – commonly called swine flu – is infecting people throughout the region. Five new cases confirmed in the past week, including a …


  • WHO very close to raising flu alert

    The World Health Organization is inching closer to raising the infectious disease alert level for the H1N1 influenza outbreak to its highest level, indicating that a pandemic has arrived, but …


  • WHO says it may declare swine flu pandemic soon

    GENEVA — The World Health Organization said Tuesday a spike in swine flu cases in Australia may push it to finally announce the first flu pandemic in 41 years. It …


  • More swine flu found in region

    Two inmates at the Airway Heights Correction Center tested positive for the H1N1 influenza virus – commonly called the swine flu – during the past week. Both cases were mild …


  • Whitman County reports first swine flu case

    A Washington State University student has been diagnosed with the H1N1 influenza virus. The 19-year-old is the first to have the swine-origin flu.


  • Elderly may have some immunity to swine flu

    WASHINGTON – A substantial portion of elderly Americans may have some immunity to the swine-origin H1N1 influenza virus, a finding that may prove useful when and if a vaccine to …


  • Merits of swine flu alert debated

    As the World Health Organization inched closer Monday to raising the infectious disease alert level to its highest stage – and to a decision on whether to manufacture a vaccine …


  • Spokane, CdA children test positive for swine flu

    Two children – one each from Spokane and Coeur d’Alene – have tested positive for the influenza A (H1N1) virus, also called swine flu. The Spokane child attends elementary school …



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