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1 year 3 months ago

H1N1 kills several in Venezuela

News reports and local authorities in Venezuela have reported that an outbreak of the H1N1 flu has killed 17 people and infected another 250. H1N1, often called Swine Flu, was a flu strain that swept around the world in 2009 and 2010 in a pandemic. The federal government...

4 years 1 month ago

Worldwide swine flu death toll: 18,449

The World Health Organization declared Tuesday that the swine flu pandemic over. The global body's pandemic alert shifted to the "post-peak" or "post-pandemic" stages. WHO last week confirmed 18,449 deaths from swine flu worldwide since the outbreak began in April 2009. The number of lab-confirmed deaths globally has...

4 years 3 months ago

Swine flu activity in Colorado: 0 cases

After a year of struggling to contain then eradicate H1N1 swine flu in Colorado, health officials report that in mid-May, all influenza has finally been stamped out. The week ending May 22, the most recent week for which data is available, is the first time Colorado has reported no activity....

4 years 4 months ago

70 million doses of vaccine going bad

Over 70 million doses of H1N1 swine flu vaccine remain unused. Those vaccines will expire soon. According to a spokesman from Health and Human services, the doses of swine flu vaccine are in the hands of states, distributors and manufacturers. Officials at h-h-s are asking providers to hang on...

4 years 5 months ago

Swine flu still not eradicated in Colorado

Swine flu still has not been eradicated in Colorado. In a report released Friday, the Colorado Department of Health says that two new cases were confirmed in the state lab this week. While that's nothing compared to the peak earlier this season, it shows that swine flu is still circulating...

4 years 5 months ago

Global swine flu deaths top 16,000

It's been a year since swine flu first spread from Mexico to the United States. Since then, it's spread to another 211 countries and killed more than 16,000 people worldwide. Swine flu has sharply declined in the US and Europe, but could be on the rise in West Africa,...

4 years 5 months ago

UK goverment cuts swine flu vaccine order

GlaxoSmithKline PLC has agreed to cut the British government's order of H1N1 swine flu vaccine by around a third without penalty. Under an agreement announced Tuesday, the government's order has been capped at 34.8 million doses. It won't pay a cancellation fee after both sides agreed that the...

4 years 7 months ago

Need $250? Pueblo swine flu contest

Swine flu hasn't completely disappeared, so if you haven't gotten your vaccination yet--the Pueblo City-County Health Department is going all out to grab the attention of young adults. The department is sponsoring a social media contest, "It's a Flu For All" this month, with the winner taking home $250....

4 years 6 months ago

Swine flu remains sporadic in Colorado

Swine flu activity in Colorado remains sporadic, according to the most recent data gathered by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. For the week ending Jan. 30, the CDC reports that H1N1 swine flu has dwindled dramatically across the country--with Idaho, Montana and Nebraska reporting...

4 years 8 months ago

Swine flu still sporadic in Colorado

In statistics released Friday, H1N1 swine flu remains sporadic in Colorado. But illnesses have increased around us--there are localized outbreaks in Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma. Things are even worse in Nevada--it's one of seven states reporting regional outbreak. The good news is that no states have widespread...

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