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.
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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?
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.
When it comes to smoking, the hookah -- or water pipe -- is a common sight throughout most of the Arab world. The pipes are often shared by many smokers, but health officials in Jordan, worried about the spread of swine flu, are now offering smokers what they say is a healthier choice.
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.
Worldfocus explores the outbreak of the H1N1 flu virus in this special report. While the infection rate seems to be subsiding in Mexico for now, many other countries are preparing for potential outbreaks, either now or later in the year when the typical flu season begins again in the northern hemisphere.
Stephen Morse of Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health discusses how he sees the H1N1 flu epidemic playing out over the next few months in Mexico, the U.S. and the world. Ask Professor Morse your questions about the virus here.
Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs Magazine and Carla Robbins of The New York Times editorial board discuss the week's top stories: The H1N1 flu, the Taliban in Pakistan and Fidel Castro and Cuba.
The World Health Organization said on Thursday that the number of confirmed cases of swine flu worldwide has now risen to at least 257. Michael Novacek of the American Museum of Natural History discusses the scientific community's attempts to pinpoint and fight the virus.