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Swine Flu Report Archive: History

Bahrain Drops Out of Embassy Tour

The Kingdom of Bahrain has closed its U.S. embassy in Van Ness to the public today due to concerns about the swine flu. In a statement posted on its website, the embassy said it would not be participating in today’s...

By Michael E. Ruane  |  May 2, 2009; 1:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  History , New Cases  
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CDC: Swine Flu Not as Deadly as 1918 Flu

This from the Associated Press: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the new virus is “a very unusual” four-way combination of genes from human, bird and pig viruses found in North America, Asia and Europe. CDC flu chief...

By Shankar Vedantam  |  May 1, 2009; 3:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  History , Q & A  
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The Tragedy of the 1918 Flu

If you think this flu is scary, you can take a trip back to the mother of all flu pandemics in 1918. The National Archives has posted a fascinating review of photos and documents related to that calamity, which claimed...

By Michael E. Ruane  |  May 1, 2009; 9:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Swine Flu -- or H1N1 Influenza A

The WHO and governments around the world are trying their best to change the way the media refer to swine flu – they want to call it H1N1 Influenza A. That is much wordier than swine flu and the simpler...

By Shankar Vedantam  |  April 30, 2009; 5:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  History , Rumors  
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