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  • Spokane woman dies from flu

    A Spokane County woman in her 40s has died from influenza.


  • Swine flu arrives early in Inland Northwest

    The flu arrived early this year and has sickened people across the Inland Northwest as the nasty strain sometimes called swine flu spreads. About 70 people – most with chronic …


  • Pigs at fairs linked to swine flu outbreak

    ATLANTA (AP) — Don’t pet the pigs. That’s the message state and county fair visitors nationwide got Thursday from health officials who reported a five-fold increase of cases of a …


  • No longer a pandemic, H1N1 flu still hanging on

    With frantic efforts to gird for the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic still etched on the public mind, health officials have been gearing up earlier than usual to do battle with …


  • Clark: Coupon, sharp wit take sting out of flu shot

    I don’t remember when it happened. But getting a flu shot has become a painful rite of autumn. You know, like watching Wazzu choke at football.


  • H1N1 recall includes Spokane

    A swine flu vaccine for young children recalled Tuesday included about 200 doses that were shipped to two Spokane health care providers. There are no safety issues with the vaccines, …


  • Some recalled swine flu doses went to Spokane

    A swine flu vaccine for young children recalled Tuesday included about 200 doses that were shipped to two Spokane health care providers.


  • Pharmacies, clinics offering H1N1 vaccines in North Idaho

    Free H1N1 vaccinations are available to people older than 6 months in Idaho’s five northern counties through several pharmacies and drop-in clinics offered by Panhandle Health District. Safeway pharmacies in …


  • There’s plenty of swine flu vaccine now

    Swine flu vaccines will be available to everyone beginning Monday. After weeks of carefully doling out vaccine to people at most risk of serious illness, the Spokane Regional Health District …


  • Plenty of swine flu vaccine in Inland NW now

    Swine flu vaccines will be available to everyone beginning Monday. After weeks of carefully doling out vaccine to people at most risk of serious illness, the Spokane Regional Health District …


  • Five swine flu deaths reported during hajj

    MINA, Saudi Arabia – Five people died from swine flu during the hajj, Saudi Arabia said Sunday, a relatively small number considering the event is the largest annual gathering in …


  • Idaho reports 800 swine flu cases since Sept. 1

    BOISE — State health officials say nearly 800 people have tested positive for the swine flu in the past three months, and about 30 of those cases were reported in …


  • Another swine-flu death reported in Spokane

    Swine flu has been linked to the death Monday of a Spokane man in his 70s, health officials reported. The man died at a local hospital and had underlying medical …


  • Health district taking appointments for swine flu vaccine

    A influx of swine flu vaccines has prompted local health officials to offer a series of appointment-only clinics in early December.


  • Health district organizes more swine flu vaccine clinics

    A influx of swine flu vaccines has prompted local health officials to offer a series of appointment-only clinics in early December.


  • Swine flu infects Ukraine politics

    KIEV, Ukraine – In Ukraine, swine flu is causing electoral fever. In a hard-fought presidential campaign, critics of Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko accuse her of stirring up panic to grab …


  • Sanitizer sales spike spurred by flu worries

    LOS ANGELES – Silvia Cordero eyed the row of disinfecting gels, soaps and hand sanitizers at a Rite-Aid in Culver City with the intensity of a drill sergeant preparing troops …


  • H1N1 has infected 500,000, state says

    Swine flu has likely sickened more than 500,000 people in Washington, the state’s Health Department estimates. The surprising new number is based on the statistical modeling that federal officials used …


  • CDC: Swine flu has sickened 22 million in 6 months

    Swine flu has sickened about 22 million Americans since April and killed nearly 4,000, including 540 children, say startling federal estimates released Thursday.


  • Swine flu vaccine swiped in Olympia

    Authorities are trying to determine who swiped two vials of the H1N1 vaccine from a hospice facility, taking about 20 doses of the swine flu vaccine.


  • Idaho swine flu clinics open to larger group

    The Panhandle District is expanding its swine flu clinics Saturday in all five North Idaho counties.


  • H1N1 flu death is county’s sixth

    A woman in her 20s died of swine flu Tuesday at a local hospital, the Spokane Regional Health District said Wednesday. She is the sixth Spokane County resident to die …


  • 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.


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …

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