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Here's a map documenting all known cases of swine flu, updated by the World Health Organization as they are declared. Pink markers are suspect cases, purple markers are confirmed cases, and yellow markers are negativu.Se. Markers without dots in them are deaths.
What you need to know.
Swine flu "debacle" in 1976 recalled: "Warren D. Ward, 48, was in high school when the swine flu threat of 1976 swept the U.S. The Whittier man remembers the episode vividly because a relative died in the 1918 flu pandemic, and the 1976 illness was feared to be a direct descendant of the deadly virus. 'The government wanted everyone to get vaccinated,' Ward said. 'But the epidemic never really broke out. It was a threat that never materialized.' What did materialize were cases of a rare side effect thought to be linked to the shot. The unexpected development cut short the vaccination effort -- an unprecedented national campaign -- after 10 weeks."
Health experts "puzzled" over disparity in deaths between Mexico and U.S. : "Nearly all those who died in Mexico were between 20 and 40 years old, and they died of severe pneumonia from a flu-like illness believed caused by a unique swine flu virus. The 11 U.S. victims cover a wider age range, as young as 9 to over 50. All those people either recovered or are recovering; at least two were hospitalized."
Queens Prep school epicenter of flu in NYC.
Swine flu to be called "Mexican flu" in Israel? World Animal Health Organization: Shouldn't be called "swine flu": "The flu virus spreading around the world should not be called "swine flu" as it also contains avian and human components and no pig was found ill with the disease so far, the World Animal Health body said on Monday. A more logical name for it would be 'North-American influenza', a name based on its geographic origin just like the Spanish influenza, another human flu pandemic with animal origin that killed more than 50 million people in 1918-1919."
Obama on swine flu ("This is obviously a cause for concern and requires a heightened state of alert. But it is not a cause for alarm."), AFTER THE JUMP...