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Feds issue more guidance on swine flu
Feds issue more guidance on swine flu

Schools and colleges should be ready with hard-copy packets and online lessons to keep learning going even if swine flu sickens large numbers of students this year, U.S. Secretary of…


WHO: Swine flu pandemic has begun

The World Health Organization told its member nations it was declaring a swine flu pandemic on June 11--the first global flu epidemic in 41 years--as infections climbed in the United…


Assistant principal is first NYC swine flu death

A school assistant principal who was sick for several days with swine flu on May 17 became the city's first death linked to the virus and the nation's sixth. Key…


Feds reverse course on flu-related school closings

Easing recommendations that have closed scores of schools nationwide, federal health authorities said May 5 that the new swine flu spreading across America is too mild to warrant continued closures,…


Closing schools might not stop flu transmission

Students aren't the only ones staying home as swine flu spreads through schools across the country. Parents are nursing their ailing kids while trying not to get sick themselves--and the…


Advice for schools on swine flu

President Barack Obama on April 29 said schools should close temporarily if any students have confirmed or suspected cases of swine flu. He was reiterating guidance from the federal Centers…


Obama warns of more school closings

As worries of a possible pandemic intensified April 29 amid reports of the first death in the United States from swine flu, President Obama said school leaders should consider closing…


Hundreds sick at NYC school hit by virus

The global swine flu outbreak worsened April 28 as authorities said hundreds of students at a New York school have fallen ill and federal officials confirmed the first U.S. death…


Universities mobilize against pandemic threat

University-based research that helped authorities understand avian flu in 2006 could help mitigate the spread of swine flu in the United States, and higher-education officials are crediting the Centers for…


What you need to know about swine flu

A never-before-seen strain of swine flu has turned deadly in Mexico and is causing milder illness in the United States and elsewhere. While authorities say it's not time to panic,…


Swine flu fears close schools in three states

Esti Lamonaca's illness started with a high fever, a cough, and achy bones, just a couple of days after she returned from a spring break trip on the beach in…