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Past flu exposures weakened pandemic severity

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H1N1: Round Two?

Last year around this time, the H1N1 influenza virus held the nation in a low-grade state of panic. Healthy young people were dying at unusually high rates. Thousands of others ended up in the hospital. The vaccine remained scarce for months. Full story

Flying while sick

   Nov. 18: Socially-responsible travelers who want to spare their fellow travelers from illness often face financial hurdles. Should the airlines do more to help? Dr. Nancy reports.

Public health doctor defends swine flu response

The U.S. response to the H1N1 flu pandemic has come under fire recently, however much of the criticism fails to capture the extraordinary achievements we’ve seen thus far, writes Dr. Georges Benjamin of the American Public Health Association. Full story

World gears up for swine flu’s return

As the first influenza pandemic in 41 years has spread during the Southern Hemisphere's winter over the past few months, northern countries have been racing to prepare for a second wave of swine flu virus. Full story

No swine flu mutation in Argentina — yet

Argentina has the most swine flu deaths outside the United States, but the virus is still killing fewer people than normal seasonal flu. Full story

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  Sebelius, Napolitano, Besser, Specter, roundtable

May 3: As fears of a flu pandemic sweep across the globe, we get the very latest on what our government is doing to stop the spread of the disease in this country from the three top officials charged with coordinating our national response: newly sworn-in HHS Sec. Kathleen Sebelius, DHS Sec. Janet N

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Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
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European Center for Disease Control (ECDC) monitor the outbreak of the swine flu
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