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Six-figure Deal Reached For Book About Viruses

Posted: 04/30/2009 - The swine flu outbreak has boosted sales for an acclaimed history of the 1918 pandemic, and helped biologist Nathan Wolfe get a six-figure deal for a book about viruses.

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Administration Aide's Family Likely Has Swine Flu

Posted: 04/30/2009 - The White House is insisting President Barack Obama was not in danger of contracting the new flu strain during his recent trip to Mexico, although an administration staffer who made the trip may have come down with it.

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Update: 2 Cases of Swine Flu Confirmed in Colorado

Updated: 04/30/2009 - Colorado health officials said Wednesday they were awaiting test results for what they called five suspected cases of swine flu. Thursday morning, they announced 2 cases have been confirmed.

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All TX High School Sports Halted

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Texas officials are postponing all public high school athletic and academic competitions until May 11 because of the swine flu outbreak.

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Top Preventable Deaths in America

Posted: 04/29/2009 - A new study shows more Americans are dying from something they could have prevented. High blood pressure and obesity are high on the list. But didn’t make number one.

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Genetic Link Found for Autism

Posted: 04/29/2009 - There are new developments to report in the search for the cause of autism. Researchers may have found an important genetic link.

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CDC: First Tamiflu Stockpile Shipments Arriving

Posted: 04/29/2009 - The government says the first shipments of the drug Tamiflu from the federal stockpile arrived in New York state, New York City and Indiana Wednesday morning, and all states will get their share by Sunday.

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US Swine Flu Cases Jump to 91 in 10 States

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Until now the government had known of outbreaks in just five states. But the new information shows cases in five more: Massachusetts, Michigan, Arizona, Nevada and Indiana.

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Swine Flu Claims First Life In The U.S.

Updated: 04/29/2009 - The acting head of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention says the confirmed death of a Mexican toddler in Texas is a tragic development, but that it's too soon to say just how fast the swine flu virus is spreading.

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Flu Test Kit May Not Detect Swine Flu

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Some hospitals and doctors offices around the state are seeing an increase in patients. They're concerned about the swine flu and want to be tested.

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US Swine Flu Cases Jump To 68

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Updated: 04/28/2009 - The CDC says there are 17 new cases in New York City, four more in Texas and three additional cases in California. That brings the total numbers of cases confirmed by federal officials to 45 in New York City, 10 in California, six in Texas, two in Kansas and one in Ohio.

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US Wants Ingredient In Swine Flu Vaccine By May

Posted: 04/28/2009 - U.S. scientists hope to have a key ingredient for a swine flu vaccine ready in early May, but tell The Associated Press that the novel virus grows slowly in eggs -- the chief way flu vaccines are made.

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Schools, Airport Take Normal Steps Against Flu

Posted: 04/27/2009 - Colorado schools are reminding teachers and students to wash their hands and take other normal precautions against swine flu, but state health officials say no confirmed cases have been reported in Colorado.

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Gov't Won't Urge People To Wear Masks In Workplace

Updated: 04/27/2009 - A leading U.S. health official says authorities are not currently recommending that people across the country put on masks in the workplace to protect against swine flu infection.

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More Schools Closing As Precaution

Updated: 04/27/2009 - Concerns about a deadly swine flu have now led to a several school closures across the country, including an entire school district in south Texas.

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