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Avoiding Swine Flu at County Fairs

Several swine flu cases have been reported at county fairs in Indiana this year. Tuesday the Allen County Fair began and organizers say they're taking precautions to prevent swine flu at the fairgrounds. Full story

H1N1 flu outbreak kills 17 in Venezuela: media

CARACAS (Reuters) - An outbreak of H1N1 flu has killed 17 people in Venezuela and infected another 250, private media and local authorities said on Monday. Full story

GSK flu shot may raise adult narcolepsy risk: Finnish scientists

HELSINKI/LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline Plc's H1N1 pandemic flu shot may put adults at higher risk of developing narcolepsy, not only children as previous studies found, Finland's National Institute for Health and Welfare said on Thursday. Full story

Swine Flu Found in Elephant Seals

The H1N1 virus strain that caused a 2009 swine flu outbreak in humans was detected in northern elephant seals off the coast of central California. Full story

UK study strengthens link between GSK flu shot and narcolepsy

LONDON (Reuters) - Children in Britain who were vaccinated with a GlaxoSmithKline shot against H1N1 swine flu had a significantly increased risk of developing the rare sleep disorder narcolepsy, according to results of a scientific study. Full story

Scientists find genetic clue to severe flu in Asia

British and Chinese scientists have found a genetic variant which explains why Chinese populations may be more vulnerable to the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu. Full story

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  Some fair-goers afflicted with new strain of swine flu

A new strain of swine flu has been found among people who recently attended county fairs. NBC's Erika Edwards reports.

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