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Swine Flu Report Archive: Q & A

Global Map of Swine Flu Outbreak

The World Health Organization has produced a global map of the swine flu outbreak, with the areas in bright red showing the highest concentration of cases. You can also find a more detailed map here....

By Shankar Vedantam  |  May 4, 2009; 9:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Q & A  
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WHO Update -- 20 countries

The World Health Organization said that as of today, it has documented 985 cases of H1N1 Influenza A -- aka swine flu -- in 20 countries. Of these, Mexico alone has more than half of all the cases, with 590...

By Shankar Vedantam  |  May 4, 2009; 9:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  New Cases , Q & A  
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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 Suspension of the Handshake

In youth soccer, the traditional post game handshake is being discouraged by Montgomery Soccer Inc., at least until the flu scare has passed. "Replace the post game handshake with a post-game cheer or round of applause for the opposition," the...

By Michael E. Ruane  |  May 1, 2009; 2:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Prevention , Q & A  
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Insurance Tips

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners has come up with a series of tips and a checklist related to health insurance issues should swine flu strike your area. Does your policy require a pre-authorization for hospital admission or other services?...

By Shankar Vedantam  |  May 1, 2009; 12:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Prevention , Q & A  
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Maryland Flu Hotline

Maryland has just set up a toll-free flu hotline to provide information and answer questions about the illness. The number is 1-877-MDFLU4U (633-5848) and will operate from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 6...

By Michael E. Ruane  |  May 1, 2009; 11:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Prevention , Q & A  
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Older Entries in This Category »

What is a Pandemic? , Shankar Vedantam , April 30, 2009
Should We Save Our Supply of Tamiflu?, Shankar Vedantam , April 30, 2009
Swine Flu Q&A: What You Need to Know, washingtonpost.com editors , April 30, 2009
 
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