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  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • Coming to terms with swine flu

    GENEVA – A swine flu outbreak that appears to have caused fatalities in humans in Mexico and nonfatal cases in the United States prompted the World Health Organization this weekend …



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