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swine flu

  • 15 Jan 2010

    While the world's flu fighters have concentrated on countering the H1N1 swine flu pandemic, avian influenza H5N1 has quietly continued to take its toll on both poultry and humans.

  • 2 Nov 2009

    U.S. policymakers erred on the side of caution in September when they recommended that children under 10 need two doses of the swine flu vaccine to develop a strong enough immune response to protect them from the disease. Now there’s strong evidence that they made the right call.

  • 9 Oct 2009

    As the availability of swine flu vaccine steadily increases, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is stepping up its efforts to combat a growing sense of complacency in the country about the pandemic.

  • 28 Apr 2009

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention strongly doubts that this year’s flu vaccine will offer people any protection from the swine flu. “We don’t think that any of the existing vaccines are effective,” acting CDC Director Richard Besser said yesterday at a press conference.