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The H1N1 Flu Virus

The H1N1 Flu Virus

H1N1 virus has peaked in U.S. but is spreading in Asia

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H1N1 virus has peaked in U.S. but is spreading in Asia

According to the World Health Organization, the H1N1 virus has peaked in much of the northern hemisphere, with substantial declines in the U.S. and Canada. While the disease is still active in the U.S., increases are occurring in central and eastern Europe, and in parts of west, central and south Asia. For more, Daljit Dhaliwal interviews Martin Blaser.

Posted: December 24, 2009 15:20   Comments: 3
Flu could strike up to one-third of U.S. population

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Flu could strike up to one-third of U.S. population

There are now nearly 400,000 confirmed cases of swine flu worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. As many as 100 million Americans may become infected with the flu this season, according to Dr. Martin Blaser, the chair of the department of medicine at the NYU School of Medicine.

Posted: October 21, 2009 14:13   Comments: 5
H1N1 forcing governments to rethink health strategies

How You See It

H1N1 forcing governments to rethink health strategies

With concerns rising in the U.S. and abroad about the H1N1 virus, we want to hear your thoughts. Do you think the U.S. government is doing enough to protect American citizens from H1N1?

Posted: October 21, 2009 11:15   Comments: 29
H1N1 virus hasn’t mutated, WHO says

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H1N1 virus hasn’t mutated, WHO says

The World Health Organization says that the H1N1 virus hasn't mutated into a more deadly strain. However, WHO officials are warning that the pandemic will hit poor countries especially hard. Michael Novacek of the American Museum of Natural History discusses the dangers.

Posted: September 21, 2009 14:49   Comments: 2
World governments try to fast-track H1N1 flu vaccine

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World governments try to fast-track H1N1 flu vaccine

According to the World Health Organization, the H1N1 flu virus has killed just under 1,500 people worldwide. Right now, it is spreading through India's sizeable population. Dr. Martin Blaser of New York University's School of Medicine discusses the risks of the flu pandemic from a global perspective.

Posted: August 13, 2009 13:05   Comments: 0
Flu should force action on health care

Nina Hachigian (blog)

Flu should force action on health care

You know when Americans are going to be really sorry that we don’t have a new health care system? When a pandemic really hits the country, writes Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian.

Posted: August 12, 2009 11:34   Comments: 1
H1N1 flourishes in Britain despite warm weather

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H1N1 flourishes in Britain despite warm weather

During the summer season, scientists had predicted a drop in H1N1 flu cases -- but a different story is unfolding in Britain, where the number of cases is now doubling every week. Andrew Pekosz of Johns Hopkins discusses the rapid spread of H1N1 and efforts to develop a vaccine.

Posted: July 21, 2009 14:08   Comments: 0
Healthcare is a national security issue in more ways than one

Nina Hachigian (blog)

Healthcare is a national security issue in more ways than one

Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian argues that healthcare has become a national security concern, due to the global spread of pandemic disease and rising health costs that have made offshore jobs more attractive.

Posted: July 17, 2009 13:38   Comments: 5
Swine flu makes economic, political waves in Argentina

Peter Eisner (blog)

Swine flu makes economic, political waves in Argentina

Argentina is in the grip of what seems to be a full-blown swine flu epidemic, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner, and there has been economic and political fallout following the country's recent congressional election.

Posted: July 3, 2009 12:07   Comments: 2
Pandemic

Pivotal Power

Pandemic

Its official -- the world is experiencing a pandemic for the first time since 1968, the World Health Organization declared on Thursday.

Posted: June 11, 2009 18:03   Comments: 3
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