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Second swine flu death in Snohomish County

The flu hit Snohomish County hard this season. Two people have died of swine flu, and health officer Dr. Gary Goldbaum says six county residents were in hospitals Monday with influenza. He told The Daily Herald that's a high level of hospitalizations for the end of the flu season. Full story

Iowa's flu season could have been worse

Iowa health officials say the waning flu season could have been much worse because of three influenza strains, but this season's vaccines was a good match for all three. Full story

W.Va. health official says flu may be declining

Flu season may be winding down, based on numbers reported to the state Bureau of Public Health. Full story

Walgreen fiscal 2Q net income climbs 10 percent

Drugstore operator Walgreen Co. said Tuesday its fiscal second-quarter earnings climbed 10 percent, boosted in part by prescription sales growth and a later onset to the cold and flu season that helped revenue. Full story

More SD deaths linked to flu

The number of flu-related deaths in South Dakota jumped to 11 this week. Full story

Achoo! Cold and flu season is worse this year

So far, 2011 has been a bad year for colds and flu, worse than the past two years, at least according to a new survey from the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. Full story

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  Hospitals brace for tough flu season

Oct. 7: Hospitals across the U.S. are gearing up for a busy flu season as Americans rush to get their seasonal flu shots and await more access to the swine flu vaccination. NBC’s Tom Costello reports.

  Airports offer flu shots

Oct. 6: At least 21 airports are offering flu shots. CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports.

  Swine Flu Masks a Hot Commodity

A small manufacturing company in Salt Lake City is seeing an increase in demand as the nation prepares for flu season, reports CNBC's Bertha Coombs.

  Flu Season Preparedness Survey

The Business Roundtable is out with a Flu season preparedness survey, and John Castellani, president of the Business Roundtable, discusses the results with CNBC.

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