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A new strain of swine flu is in pigs in four states, according to the CDC. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen has more.

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CDC: Increase seen in new swine flu strainupdated: Fri Aug 03 2012 20:12:00

Health officials have seen an uptick in cases of a new strain of swine flu in humans.

H1N1 virus' death toll as high as 17,000, CDC estimatesupdated: Fri Feb 12 2010 20:26:00

The H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu, may have killed as many as 17,000 Americans, according to new estimates by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta.

Top medical news of '09updated: Thu Dec 31 2009 11:26:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen looks H1N1, health care reform and other health headlines that dominated in 2009.

H1N1 and health reform dominated 2009 medical newsupdated: Thu Dec 31 2009 11:26:00

It was the year that a new pandemic flu swept across the globe, initially baffling health authorities and causing worldwide panic.

Volunteers vaccinate homeless against H1N1updated: Tue Dec 22 2009 13:57:00

Sean Cononie bounded out of the back of an ambulance ahead of most of the other volunteers. A bullhorn in his hand, he was, in a sense, the pied piper.

H1N1 vaccine likely to become more widely availableupdated: Mon Dec 07 2009 21:02:00

Restrictions limiting the H1N1 flu vaccine to high-risk groups could be lifted in many U.S. states now that production of the vaccine has increased, state health officials said Monday.

Preventing H1N1 at the Hajjupdated: Thu Nov 19 2009 14:24:00

Saudis take serious measures to prevent the spread of swine flu during the Hajj. CNN's Isha Sesay reports.

Respirator or face mask? Best H1N1 protection still debatedupdated: Mon Nov 09 2009 08:52:00

A preliminary report suggesting that N95 respirators -- filtering devices worn over the mouth and nose -- protect against swine flu better than surgical face masks seems to be incorrect, researchers revealed during a meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA).

H1N1 is now world's dominant flu virus, World Health Organization saysupdated: Thu Nov 05 2009 13:50:00

The H1N1 virus has now become the dominant influenza virus around the globe, with high levels and an increase of activity in many regions, the World Health Organization said Thursday.

Swine flu fears over football spittingupdated: Wed Oct 28 2009 14:59:00

A UK health agency has warned footballers to stop their "disgusting" habit of spitting as it could lead to the spread of the H1N1 virus.

Swine flu fear sidelines Allardyceupdated: Wed Oct 28 2009 14:55:00

Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce kept away from his players during their 5-2 English League Cup win over Peterborough as the Premier League club battles swine flu.

Asthma and swine flu: Here's what to doupdated: Wed Oct 28 2009 10:58:00

Nearly one-third, or 28 percent, of adults and children hospitalized with H1N1, also known as swine flu, have asthma. That's more than any other chronic condition, according to a recent analysis of cases published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

A H1N1 flu to-do (and don't do) listupdated: Sat Oct 24 2009 14:31:00

Swine flu vaccines are rolling out this month -- finally. Health-care workers in Indiana and Tennessee were the first to get the nose-spray version, while New Yorkers clamoring for the H1N1 vaccine finally had their chance too.

Beijing vaccines target youngupdated: Sat Oct 24 2009 14:31:00

CNN's John Vause updates China's efforts to vaccinate its people against H1N1.

H1N1 vaccinations rolled out in UKupdated: Sat Oct 24 2009 10:32:00

A mass H1N1 immunization program began in the UK Wednesday, with the country's health minister urging all priority groups to take up the vaccine.

New York suspends mandatory flu shotsupdated: Sat Oct 24 2009 10:28:00

New York public health workers will no longer be required to be vaccinated against both the seasonal and H1N1 flu virus, state officials announced Thursday, prompted by a vaccine shortage.

CNNMoney: Hand sanitizer in short supply as swine flu hitsupdated: Fri Oct 23 2009 14:58:00

Demand for hand sanitizer has gone through the roof since the first cases of swine flu broke out earlier this year, and some makers of the germ-fighting gels are scrambling to keep up.

Swine flu vs. seasonal fluupdated: Fri Oct 23 2009 05:57:00

How much more virulent is the swine flu than the regular seasonal flu? Kitty Pilgrim reports.

CNN Student News Learning Activity: H1N1 Virusupdated: Thu Oct 22 2009 21:51:00

Students will learn about the H1N1 virus (commonly known as swine flu) and research why officials are concerned about the H1N1 pandemic. Students will also learn about the measures that are being taken by international, federal and local health authorities to prevent the spread of colds and the flu and a possible outbreak of influenza.

H1N1 shots come to Britainupdated: Wed Oct 21 2009 13:14:00

Britain begins efforts to vaccinate millions of people against H1N1. ITN's Rags Martel reports.

Young people are at risk for H1N1 complications, studies sayupdated: Tue Oct 13 2009 15:42:00

An analysis of the sickest swine flu patients in Australia, Canada, Mexico, and New Zealand suggests that relatively healthy adolescents and young adults are among the most likely to get very sick after an H1N1 infection, a pattern similar to that seen in the 1918 influenza pandemic.

Should you get H1N1 vaccine?updated: Fri Oct 09 2009 14:18:00

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta talk about confusion surrounding the H1N1 vaccine.

As first vaccines go out, H1N1 questions answeredupdated: Wed Oct 07 2009 11:40:00

For 13-year-old Brandon Marti, the intranasal vaccine felt "good," "cold" and "watery" at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore in the Bronx, New York, on Tuesday.

Answers to H1N1 questionsupdated: Thu Oct 01 2009 17:04:00

The swine flu vaccine is almost here. The question now is, will you get one? CNN's Elizabeth Cohen gets answers.

What to know about getting H1N1 vaccineupdated: Thu Oct 01 2009 17:04:00

Next week, the long-awaited H1N1 vaccine is expected to arrive. At least three of the four vaccine makers have begun shipping their products to undisclosed distribution centers.

U.S. prepares for possible swine flu epidemic as global cases riseupdated: Fri Sep 25 2009 09:56:00

The United States stepped up preparations for a possible swine flu epidemic, and Canada confirmed its first cases on Sunday as researchers worked to determine how contagious the virus could be.

Mexico tries to contain fluupdated: Fri Sep 25 2009 09:56:00

Tracy Wilkinson of the Los Angeles Times reports on the Mexican government's efforts to contain the swine flu outbreak.

Pregnant H1N1 volunteerupdated: Fri Sep 18 2009 14:25:00

Meet a pregnant woman who signed up to test the new swine flu vaccine. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

China set for mass inoculationsupdated: Wed Sep 16 2009 15:25:00

CNN's Emily Chang reports cases of swine flu in China are accelerating as the country begins vaccinations.

Inside China's H1N1 vaccine laboratoriesupdated: Wed Sep 16 2009 15:25:00

Every day, tens of thousands of fertilized hen eggs are delivered to Sinovac laboratories in Beijing. Each egg is infected with the H1N1 virus, then incubated for three days. White-coated employees examine every egg individually before the virus is extracted and used to make a vaccine.

Suspected H1N1 flu outbreak hits 2,600 at Washington Stateupdated: Thu Sep 10 2009 15:08:00

An outbreak of flu at Washington State University shows few signs of slowing down as more students report symptoms suspected of being from the H1N1 virus, school officials said Thursday.

Feds update H1N1 antivirals guidelinesupdated: Thu Sep 10 2009 09:13:00

Federal authorities said Tuesday that health care providers could consider simply watching for flu symptoms in some individuals rather than prescribing preventive antiviral drugs right away if a person has been exposed to the flu.

2,500 suspected cases of H1N1 reported at universityupdated: Wed Sep 09 2009 21:03:00

An outbreak of flu at Washington State University showed few signs of slowing down as more students continued to report symptoms suspected of being from the H1N1 virus, school officials said Wednesday.

Hospitals prepare for H1N1updated: Wed Sep 02 2009 10:07:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to HHS secretary Sebelius about hospital preparedness for an H1N1 flu outbreak.

Dr. Gupta offers advice to parents on H1N1updated: Wed Sep 02 2009 10:07:00

Over this past week, I had some interesting conversations with colleagues who are also health care professionals. These conversations usually start with, "You know what I hate about the media ... ?"

90k dead from swine flu?updated: Wed Sep 02 2009 07:36:00

A White House panel estimates 90,000 people could die from swine flu. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

Report: Swine flu could cause up to 90,000 U.S. deathsupdated: Wed Sep 02 2009 07:36:00

The H1N1 flu virus could cause up to 90,000 U.S. deaths, mainly among children and young adults, if it resurges this fall as expected, according to a report released Monday by a presidential advisory panel.

Obama administration urges employer flexibility in H1N1 fightupdated: Mon Aug 24 2009 13:20:00

The Obama administration Wednesday urged employers to adopt "flexible and non-punitive" sick-leave policies as it released new guidelines for containing the spread of the H1N1 virus in the coming flu season.

In time of swine flu, add sanitizer, tissues to school supply listsupdated: Mon Aug 24 2009 13:13:00

Even 6-year-olds at Hamilton Central School in central New York came to school prepared for swine flu. Jessica Poyer, a first-grade teacher, noticed in the spring that kids had begun bringing their own hand sanitizer, tissues and water bottles.

Global swine flu deaths top 1,100updated: Mon Aug 24 2009 13:12:00

More than 1,100 people worldwide have died from swine flu since it emerged in Mexico and the U.S. in April, according to the latest figures from the World Health Organization.

Federal panel issues H1N1 vaccine guidelinesupdated: Mon Aug 24 2009 13:05:00

A federal advisory committee issued sweeping guidelines Wednesday for a vaccination campaign against the pandemic swine flu strain, identifying more than half the U.S. population as targets for the first round of vaccinations.

Costa Rican president sick with swine fluupdated: Tue Aug 11 2009 21:35:00

Costa Rican President Oscar Arias has been diagnosed with the H1N1 virus, commonly known as the swine flu, the government said in a televised statement on Tuesday.

U.S. students face second quarantine in Chinaupdated: Tue Jul 28 2009 02:40:00

A group of U.S. students touring China are gaining an experience they had not expected -- a second round in quarantine following a positive test of the H1N1 flu virus, a chaperone for the group said.

School: No shortage of volunteers for swine flu vaccine trialsupdated: Sat Jul 25 2009 21:33:00

Days after the U.S. government announced upcoming trials for an H1N1 flu vaccine, Saint Louis University has been inundated with phone calls and e-mails from people volunteering for the study.

Swine flu shuts down summer youth campupdated: Sat Jul 25 2009 08:20:00

An international youth camp in western Norway is being shut down after swine flu broke out among the teenagers, the organizers, 4H Norway, announced Saturday.

New swine flu cases double to 100,000 in UKupdated: Fri Jul 24 2009 06:36:00

There were 100,000 new cases of swine flu in England last week, nearly double the number from the previous seven days, authorities announced Friday.

Flu fears in Londonupdated: Fri Jul 24 2009 06:36:00

CNN's Zain Verjee asks London taxi drivers what they think about the threat of the H1N1 virus.

H1N1 vaccine testedupdated: Thu Jul 23 2009 00:58:00

Australia starts vaccine trials for the H1N1 virus. SBS's Jenny Lavelle reports.

Swine flu drug sales soar amid stockpilingupdated: Thu Jul 23 2009 00:58:00

Sales of the flu drug Relenza shot up 1,900 percent from a year ago as governments around the world stockpiled in preparation for a swine flu pandemic, drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline said Wednesday.

Australia to begin first human test of swine flu vaccineupdated: Wed Jul 22 2009 20:18:00

The first human trials of a swine flu vaccine are expected to start in Australia Wednesday, as the World Health Organization confirmed that more than 700 people had died from the virus worldwide.

Baby delivered prematurely from swine flu patient diesupdated: Mon Jul 20 2009 17:31:00

An infant girl delivered prematurely from her mother, who has the swine flu virus, has died, hospital officials said Monday.

Airlines stop swine flu victims flyingupdated: Mon Jul 20 2009 15:40:00

British airlines have put into effect measures to stop people with swine flu boarding flights in a bid to prevent the virus from spreading further.

UK swine flu cases third worst in the worldupdated: Fri Jul 10 2009 09:19:00

The UK now has the third highest number of cases worldwide, after the U.S. and Mexico, according from the British government data.

States told to prepare for worst-case swine flu scenarioupdated: Thu Jul 09 2009 15:40:00

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told government leaders at a swine flu preparedness summit Thursday that a vaccine to fight the H1N1 virus should be ready for distribution in mid-October.

China reports mainland swine flu caseupdated: Tue Jul 07 2009 13:18:00

Mainland China reported its first case of swine flu -- a 30-year-old man "currently enrolled in a university in the United States," the country's ministry of health said.

Fake Tamiflu 'out-spams Viagra on Web'updated: Fri Jul 03 2009 12:55:00

The number of Internet scammers offering fake anti-swine flu drug Tamiflu has surpassed those selling counterfeit Viagra, a UK body said Friday.

Aborigines at 'higher risk' of swine fluupdated: Thu Jul 02 2009 06:43:00

Australia's Aboriginal people are at greater risk from the H1N1 virus, the country's health minister has warned.

Girl, 9, dies of swine flu as UK cases jumpupdated: Tue Jun 30 2009 13:27:00

A nine-year-old girl has died in Britain from the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu, as authorities reported a jump in the number of cases in the country.

Travelers to China risk 'random' quarantineupdated: Sat Jun 20 2009 03:32:00

Travelers to China who display flu-like symptoms may be randomly quarantined over concerns of the swine flu virus, the U.S. State Department warned.

Scotland reports first 'swine flu' death outside Americasupdated: Mon Jun 15 2009 08:22:00

A person with swine flu died in Scotland on Sunday, the government announced, marking the first known death of a swine flu patient outside of the Americas, according to the latest World Health Organization information.

Swine flu cases near 30,000 worldwideupdated: Fri Jun 12 2009 11:01:00

The number of swine flu cases is closer to reaching 30,000, the World Health Organization reported Friday, a day after declaring the start of a global pandemic.

Anxiety in Mexico Cityupdated: Thu Jun 11 2009 13:26:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta provides a close-up view of the anxiety inside and outside one of Mexico City's biggest hospitals.

WHO raising swine flu alert level, U.S. saysupdated: Thu Jun 11 2009 13:26:00

The World Health Organization has raised its pandemic alert level in response to the outbreak of swine flu that originated in Mexico.

Nagin quarantined in Chinaupdated: Mon Jun 08 2009 01:15:00

China quarantines New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin after a fellow airline passenger shows symptoms consistent with the H1N1 virus.

New Orleans mayor quarantined in China for possible flu exposureupdated: Mon Jun 08 2009 01:15:00

The mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana, has been quarantined in China after possible exposure to the H1N1 virus, his office said Sunday. Mets insist Beltran and Maine don't have swine fluupdated: Wed Jun 03 2009 11:45:00

Mets people insist that center field star Carlos Beltran and starting pitcher John Maine do not have swine flu or any of several symptoms of the virus in the wake of a swine flu scare involving another member of the Mets' traveling party.

China quarantines U.S. school group over flu concernsupdated: Thu May 28 2009 21:40:00

A group of students and teachers from a Maryland private school have been quarantined in China because of swine flu concerns, a school spokeswoman said Thursday.

Candidate virus for H1N1 vaccine arrives at CDCupdated: Fri May 22 2009 16:49:00

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention received a candidate vaccine virus for swine flu from one institution Friday, spokesman Thomas Skinner said in an e-mail.

Utah reports first swine flu death; NYC has closed 21 schoolsupdated: Wed May 20 2009 19:34:00

A Utah man with chronic health problems died Wednesday from complications associated with swine flu, a local health official said. If confirmed, it would be the ninth U.S. fatality associated with the flu outbreak.

Swine flu tops 10,000 cases worldwideupdated: Tue May 19 2009 21:47:00

The number of confirmed H1N1 flu cases worldwide surpassed 10,000, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

Swine flu spreadsupdated: Tue May 19 2009 21:47:00

The U.S. death toll from swine flu rises to seven, and more schools are closing. CNN's Kitty Pilgrim reports.

Official: Closing schools in face of swine flu may not be best choiceupdated: Tue May 19 2009 18:57:00

Public health officials are seeing a number of outbreaks of swine flu at schools nationwide, but closing those schools may not always be the best public health measure, a federal scientist said Tuesday.

H1N1 victim's husband talksupdated: Tue May 19 2009 18:04:00

Larry King talks with the husband of the first U.S. victim of the H1N1 virus, known as swine flu, about his wife's death.

'We are not out of the woods' with new flu, CDC warnsupdated: Tue May 19 2009 18:04:00

Health officials say the H1N1 virus, commonly known as the swine flu, is likely to cause more illnesses and deaths in the United States, even though much of the initial anxiety has eased.

Possible swine flu deathupdated: Tue May 19 2009 13:58:00

CNN's Mary Snow has the latest on a possible swine flu death.

Number of H1N1 cases nears 10,000updated: Tue May 19 2009 13:58:00

The number of confirmed H1N1 flu cases worldwide is nearing 10,000, the World Health Organization said Tuesday morning.

Poll: Americans' concerns over H1N1 virus easingupdated: Tue May 19 2009 06:03:00

A new national poll indicates that only one in six Americans is worried that someone in the family will get the H1N1 flu.

Official: Underlying condition present in N.Y. swine flu deathupdated: Mon May 18 2009 16:18:00

An assistant principal who died after being hospitalized with the H1N1 virus did have an underlying condition, the New York City's health commissioner said Monday.

New York flu deathupdated: Mon May 18 2009 16:18:00

An assistant principal at a school in Jamaica Estates becomes the first H1N1 death in New York

Three NYC schools closing for week over H1N1 fluupdated: Thu May 14 2009 23:35:00

Five new cases of the H1N1 virus in New York City schools will force three schools to close for a week, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said at a news conference Thursday evening.

Swine flu sourceupdated: Wed May 13 2009 07:41:00

As cases of swine flu spark global concern, Dr. Gupta travels to Mexico City, the epicenter of this outbreak.

Hong Kong quarantine liftedupdated: Mon May 11 2009 04:14:00

Hotel guests are relieved to be freed after being quarantined due to the swine flu outbreak. CNN's Pauline Chiou reports

WHO reports big jump in swine flu casesupdated: Sat May 09 2009 07:15:00

The World Health Organization on Saturday reported 3,440 confirmed cases of swine flu in 29 countries, with 48 deaths from the sickness.

WHO reports 2,500 cases of swine fluupdated: Fri May 08 2009 21:39:00

The World Health Organization on Friday reported 2,500 confirmed cases of swine flu in 25 countries, with 44 deaths from the disease.

2 U.S. swine flu dead had other health problems, officials sayupdated: Fri May 08 2009 12:08:00

Both people who died of swine flu in the United States had pre-existing health problems, federal health authorities said Thursday in a report.

Swine flu, part II: What's in store in the months to comeupdated: Thu May 07 2009 11:56:00

With mostly mild cases of swine flu in the United States, swine flu fears are lessening. But viruses have a way of re-appearing. While nobody has a crystal ball, here are some thoughts about what the 2009 H1N1 virus might do in the months to come.

Swine flu origins mysterious in 'genetic arms race'updated: Wed May 06 2009 15:25:00

While investigators trudge through pig farms and remote villages in Mexico, searching for clues about the new swine flu, answers about the virus' origin may finally appear on a computer, based on genetic codes.

Swine flu updateupdated: Sun May 03 2009 23:27:00

Anderson Cooper and panelists discuss the latest on the swine flu virus spreading throughout the world.

Canada: Farmer possibly gave swine flu to pigsupdated: Sun May 03 2009 23:27:00

More than a week after the swine flu outbreak rattled the world, with cases of infected people popping up from Mexico to South Korea, the new virus strain has shown up in a herd of swine.

Wild boars killed in Iraq over swine flu fearsupdated: Sun May 03 2009 07:59:00

Three wild boars were put to sleep in Iraq on Friday because of swine flu fears, a zoo official said.

Farmer may have given swine flu to pigs, Canada saysupdated: Sat May 02 2009 22:08:00

More than a week after the swine flu outbreak rattled the world, with cases of infected people popping up from Mexico to South Korea, the new virus strain has shown up in a herd of swine.

'Patient Zero' believed foundupdated: Fri May 01 2009 20:48:00

Mexican officials focus on a young boy confirmed to be infected with swine flu in Mexico. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.

Earliest case of swine flu tucked away in Mexico, officials sayupdated: Fri May 01 2009 20:48:00

Tucked away in this small mountain village, off a dusty road flanked by pig farms, is where the earliest case of swine flu -- a virus spreading globally -- was confirmed.

WHO fears swine flu pandemic imminentupdated: Wed Apr 29 2009 16:42:00

The World Health Organization raised the swine flu alert to level five Wednesday indicating it fears a pandemic is imminent.

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