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  • Kootenai County woman likely had swine flu

    A Kootenai County woman likely had swine flu, the Panhandle Health District announced today. It’s the first probable case in Idaho.

  • Health officials: Minimal risk at Spokane school

    After investigating a concern about a Spokane Public Schools student, health officials have determined there’s minimal risk.

  • Wash. cases may include West Side pediatrician

    A pediatrician who is one of six people suspected of having swine flu in Washington state saw 22 patients and their parents earlier this week before falling ill, officials at …

  • No plans to activate emergency center, sheriff says

    Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said there are no immediate plans to activate the county’s Emergency Operation Center in response to swine flu, as has been done in Seattle.

  • Officials: No changes for Bloomsday

    After consulting with the Spokane Regional Health District, Bloomsday will continue as planned, officials announced this afternoon.

  • Swine flu has likely arrived

    A Spokane man in his 40s is among six Washington state residents who probably have swine flu, health officials said Wednesday night. The officials have been unable to interview the …

  • WHO warns of possible pandemic; toddler dies in Texas

    WASHINGTON – The World Health Organization took the unprecedented step Wednesday of issuing a warning that the world could be on the verge of a pandemic, as new cases of …

  • Flu looks less deadly than previous viruses

    Scientists studying the swine flu virus are coming to the consensus that this hybrid strain of influenza – at least in its current form – is not shaping up to …

  • Local swine flu FAQ: Bloomsday to go on

    Frequently asked questions about the swine flu virus in the Inland Northwest.

  • Spokane man is among those with probable swine flu

    Health officials announced Wednesday night that a Spokane man likely has contracted the swine influenza virus that has caused widespread concern and warnings of a pandemic across the globe. They …

  • Gregoire: No known cases still in Washington

    OLYMPIA – There are no known cases of swine flu in Washington, Gov. Chris Gregoire said Wednesday, as health officials elsewhere confirmed dozens of cases – including one toddler death …

  • Swine flu alert nears pandemic level

    The Geneva-based World Trade Organization on Wednesday raised its alert level for the fast-spreading swine flu to its next-to-highest notch, signaling a global pandemic could be imminent.

  • Latest regional swine flu headlines

    The latest headlines about swine flu from regional news sources.

  • CDC: U.S. swine flu cases jump to 91 in 10 states

    The U.S. now has 91 confirmed cases of the new swine flu in 10 states.

  • CDC expects swine flu to cause deaths in U.S.

    WASHINGTON – As the number of confirmed U.S. swine flu cases jumped from 45 to 66 on Tuesday, a federal health official said it’s only a matter of time before …

  • Swine flu label feeds confusion

    WASHINGTON – Is the name swine flu hogwash? U.S. officials said Tuesday they may abandon the term swine flu for fear it’s confusing people into thinking they could catch it …

  • Officials urge vigilance against swine flu

    Health officials say the spread of swine flu to Washington and Idaho is inevitable and urged people Monday to take precautions. “I think there’s a good probability that it’s here …

  • No swine flu cases reported in Wash. or North Idaho

    President Barack Obama said Monday the threat of spreading swine flu infections is matter of concern but “not a cause for alarm.” The United States and other countries across the …

  • U.S. declares emergency as global swine flu cases increase

    WASHINGTON – The United States formally declared a “public health emergency” Sunday as countries from New Zealand to Scotland investigated suspected cases of illness that they feared might be a …

  • As flu spreads, concern grows

    MEXICO CITY – International officials on Saturday declared the swine flu outbreak in Mexico and the U.S. a “public health emergency” as new cases were reported north and south of …



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