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  • North Idaho students eligible for vaccine at school

    Students in North Idaho’s public and private schools will bring home permission slips this week to receive the H1N1 flu vaccine at school.


  • KMC visitors policy changes to stave off flu

    Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d’Alene announced Monday immediate changes to its visitor policy as part of a wider effort to stem the spread of influenza. Providence Sacred Heart Medical …


  • Mask-wearing inmate sparks his attorney’s swine flu fears

    Mitchell A. Hardin’s attorney wanted nothing to do with him. Set to enter a plea on a residential burglary charge in Spokane County Superior Court last week, the 21-year-old inmate …


  • KMC changes visitors policy to stave off flu

    Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d’Alene announced Monday immediate changes to its visitor policy as part of a wider effort to stem the spread of influenza.


  • Flu is no excuse to stop learning

    Inland Northwest students who think coming down with the swine flu would mean a break from homework have to think again. Districts appear to be following the U.S. Department of …


  • Districts keep flu sufferers connected with schoolwork

    Inland Northwest students who think coming down with the swine flu means a break from homework – think again.


  • Hospitals set visitor rules

    Two of the Inland Northwest’s top hospitals are restricting visiting in high-risk treatment areas starting today to stem the potential spread of swine flu. At Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, …


  • Hospitals open drive-up clinics for swine flu

    Fast-food places have them. Banks and pharmacies do, too. Now hospitals are opening drive-throughs and drive-up tent clinics to screen and treat a swelling tide of swine flu patients. Call …


  • Yearly flu vaccinations will pay off

    It’s that time of year again: shorter days, kids in school, cooler nights, thinking about the holidays. Well, actually, it is time for flu vaccines. If you have not done …


  • Idaho reports first swine flu-related death

    BOISE — State health officials are confirming the first death related to the swine flu in Idaho this year.


  • US says first swine flu vaccine to arrive Oct. 5

    The first swine flu vaccine should be in some doctors’ offices as early as Oct. 5, U.S. health officials said Friday.


  • H1N1 vaccines ready in October

    WASHINGTON – The first doses of vaccine for the H1N1 flu virus will be available the first week of October, federal officials said Thursday, with millions more shipped every week …


  • Sick days spreading

    Swine flu is likely to blame for higher-than-normal absences at Inland Northwest public schools, officials say. East Valley Middle School canceled after-school activities two days in a row because of …


  • Schools suspect swine flu in early attendence drop

    Swine flu is likely to blame for higher-than-normal absences at Inland Northwest public schools, officials say.


  • Experts offer advice for keeping germs at bay during cold-and-flu season

    Mary Selecky, head of Washington’s Department of Health, was one of seven children. She learned early to cover her coughs and sneezes with her hands, so she wouldn’t spread germs …


  • Flu message seeks catchy video

    The YouTube video starts with a tightly cropped shot of a white lab coat embroidered with the name “John D. Clarke, M.D.” The camera zooms out and Clarke, wearing aviator …


  • Editorial: State should encourage vaccination awareness

    With concern being raised across Washington about the availability of vaccine against the H1N1 virus, it’s hard to understand the stubborn lack of enthusiasm in this state for other vaccines …


  • Region beefs up flu-fighting tactics

    Businesses and public institutions are bracing for swine flu, relaxing sick leave policies and urging vaccinations. The fast-spreading virus poses a threat to commerce, education and government functions, said Washington …


  • Swine flu vaccine makers get approval from FDA

    The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved a vaccine for the pandemic H1N1 influenza from four manufacturers, clearing the way for the vaccine to be administered as soon as …


  • Government approves new swine flu vaccine

    The Food and Drug Administration approved the new swine flu vaccine Tuesday, a long-anticipated step as the government works to get vaccinations under way next month.


  • Flu outbreak causes high school to cancel events

    Looks like the flu outbreak in Pullman is spreading out onto the Palouse.


  • Number of swine flu cases drops sharply at WSU

    PULLMAN — The number of students calling to report flu-like symptoms at Washington State University has dropped sharply, indicating the nation’s biggest outbreak of swine flu on a college campus …


  • WSU’s No. 1 for swine flu

    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. …


  • 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 …

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