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Swine Flu

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  • Flu deaths in California reach 243; peak of season may have passed

    California's public health agency is reporting an additional 41 confirmed influenza deaths in people under age 65, bringing this flu season's total to 243. But the California Department of Public Health also said Friday that weekly flu deaths, as well...
  • La Cañada area not hit hard by flu season

    Despite grim statistics released Friday by the California Department of Public Health that show a spike this year in flu-related deaths, local health officials say all seems to be well throughout the community and in the La Cañada schools. The state...
  • New virus linked to bee colony collapse disorder

    New virus linked to bee colony collapse disorder
    A rapidly mutating virus has leaped from plants to honeybees, where it is reproducing and contributing to the collapse of colonies vital to the multibillion-dollar agricultural industry, according to a new study. Tobacco ringspot virus, a pollen-borne...
  • Lake County schools help health department track flu

    Lake County schools help health department track flu
    Two Libertyville school districts are participating in a new program that tracks the flu in students and gives data to Lake County officials about how well the kids are handling the illness. The Lake County Health Department organized four different...
  • Dramatic rise in flu deaths reported by California health officials

    State health officials reported Friday that California influenza deaths this flu season have doubled to 95, with an additional 51 cases likely to be confirmed next week. That would put this year's number of flu fatalities so far at 146. At this time...
  • L.A. hospitals gird for rise in flu cases

    L.A. hospitals gird for rise in flu cases
    Despite a statewide drop in reported influenza cases, Los Angeles hospitals are preparing for this year's season to worsen in the coming weeks, fearful of the deadly H1N1 "swine flu" virus strain that is to blame for most of this year's flu deaths. H1N1...
  • U.S. visa backlog leaves Afghan interpreters in limbo

    U.S. visa backlog leaves Afghan interpreters in limbo
    KABUL, Afghanistan — Before serving as an interpreter for the U.S. military, Shafiq Nazari passed exhaustive background checks by U.S. military and intelligence agencies. The military trusted him enough to issue him an automatic rifle. He has...
  • Flu deaths in California reach 147 this season

    Flu deaths in California reach 147 this season
    State health officials reported Friday that flu deaths in California have reached 147 this flu season, with an additional 44 deaths under investigation as likely flu-related. Four of the confirmed deaths were of children. Seventeen deaths occurred in...
  • California flu deaths for those under 65 running far ahead of last year

    California flu deaths for those under 65 running far ahead of last year
    Influenza-related illness has killed 147 Californians under age 65 this season, including 17 people in Los Angeles County and one in Long Beach, state health officials have confirmed. The toll is unusually high: At the same point last year, only 14...
  • Free flu shots available at 3 locations

    Free flu shots available at 3 locations
    The Orange County Health Department is offering free flu shots at three locations: * Thursday, Jan. 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Barnett Park, Dolphin Room, 4801 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando. * Friday, Jan. 31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Renaissance...
  • Egypt reports 16 swine flu deaths

    CAIRO – Sixteen people in Egypt have died from the H1N1 virus – commonly known as swine flu – since the start of the winter, the country's Ministry of Health said Monday. The ministry's spokesman, Ahmed Kamel, was quoted by the daily...