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  • Two more kids test positive for swine flu

    Two children — one each from Spokane and Coeur d’Alene — are the latest to test positive for the H1N1 influenza virus, also called swine flu.


  • Educator is NYC’s first swine flu death

    NEW YORK – A school assistant principal who was sick for several days with swine flu on Sunday became the city’s first death linked to the virus and the nation’s …


  • Swine flu confirmed in New York jail

    NEW YORK – The swine flu virus continues spreading in New York City – closing more schools and showing up in a jail – while the disease also reached farther …


  • Swine flu travels fast in nation

    WASHINGTON – The new swine flu virus is spreading rapidly around the United States and more than half of the states are reporting unusually high levels of flu-like illness at …


  • Confirmed swine flu cases in Wash. jump to 236

    State officials say 236 cases of swine flu have been confirmed in Washington, including the first case in Lewis County.


  • Third case of swine flu confirmed in Spokane

    A Spokane girl who attends Mountain Side Middle School has become the third person from Spokane to fall ill with the swine-origin influenza A virus.


  • Second case of swine flu confirmed in Idaho

    The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare says an 13-year-old Ada County girl has the state’s second confirmed case of swine flu.


  • Snohomish County man dies of swine flu

    SEATTLE — Washington state health officials say a man in his 30s is the first person in the state to die from what appears to be complications of swine flu.


  • CDC confirms 1 case of swine flu in Spokane

    The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed nine cases of swine flu in Washington state, including one in Spokane County.


  • Leading U.S. health expert urging cautious approach

    A leading U.S. health expert said Monday that while “there are encouraging signs” of a leveling off in the severity of the swine flu threat, it’s still too early to …


  • CDC confirms one swine flu case in Idaho

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed that a 60-year-old Kootenai County woman has been infected with H1N1 flu.


  • Flu virus now seen as on par with norm

    WASHINGTON – Federal health authorities see “encouraging signs” the new flu outbreak is not as severe as many feared when much of the attention toward “swine flu,” now called the …


  • CDC confirms Kootenai flu case

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed that a 60-year-old Kootenai County woman has been infected with H1N1 flu.


  • Experts divided over severity of swine flu

    WASHINGTON – More than a month into the swine flu outbreak that has now affected 13 countries, medical experts are wondering aloud whether the contagious disease will ever become the …


  • Flu wallops Mexican tourism

    ACAPULCO, Mexico – Acapulco’s mayor is telling tourists from Mexico City to go home, and residents are stoning their cars. Cancun’s hotels are pleading for visitors to fill their empty …


  • Child likely second victim of swine flu

    Health officials say a 5-year-old at Sheridan Elementary School is the second person in Spokane with a probable case of swine flu. The child, the son of a Spokane man …


  • CDC: New virus lacks genes of 1918 killer flu

    The new swine flu virus lacks genes that made the 1918 pandemic strain so deadly, a U.S. health official said Friday.


  • Developments on swine flu worldwide

    Key developments on swine flu outbreaks, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization and government officials.


  • Most states have fewer drugs than feds suggest

    With a swine flu outbreak spreading across the nation, more than half the states have yet to stockpile the number of flu-treatment doses recommended by the federal government, an Associated …


  • Northwest swine flu cases climb as officials urge caution

    Kootenai County reported its first probable swine flu case Thursday, a woman in her 60s who recently traveled to Texas. Idaho health officials said she is recovering from the viral …

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