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  • H1N1 shots offered to travelers at Lindbergh Field

    H1N1 shots offered to travelers at Lindbergh Field

    Thursday, January 14 2010 6:46 PM EST2010-01-14 23:46:29 GMT
    Thursday, January 14 2010 7:13 PM EST2010-01-15 00:13:17 GMT
    Starting Friday, the H1N1 shot will be offered to ticketed passengers traveling through Lindbergh Field, officials said. 
    Starting Friday, the H1N1 shot will be offered to ticketed passengers traveling through Lindbergh Field, officials said. 
  • Baby becomes youngest H1N1 victim in San Diego

    Baby becomes youngest H1N1 victim in San Diego

    Wednesday, November 18 2009 8:01 PM EST2009-11-19 01:01:36 GMT
    Thursday, November 19 2009 11:46 AM EST2009-11-19 16:46:38 GMT
    The death of a 4-month-old girl in San Diego County has been linked to the swine flu pandemic, health officials announced Wednesday. 
    The death of a 4-month-old girl in San Diego County has been linked to the swine flu pandemic, health officials announced Wednesday. 
  • Poway school's ready to give out H1N1 vaccines

    Poway school's ready to give out H1N1 vaccines

    Tuesday, November 17 2009 10:00 PM EST2009-11-18 03:00:26 GMT
    Tuesday, November 17 2009 10:15 PM EST2009-11-18 03:15:00 GMT
    The swine flu vaccine has been hard to come by, but clinics in Poway will be starting soon. 
    The swine flu vaccine has been hard to come by, but clinics in Poway will be starting soon. 
  • THURSDAY, November 12, 2009

    Parents told of H1N1 investigation at Ocean Beach school

    Parents told of H1N1 investigation at Ocean Beach school

    Thursday, November 12 2009 8:39 PM EST2009-11-13 01:39:10 GMT
    Thursday, November 12 2009 9:56 PM EST2009-11-13 02:56:45 GMT
    There's a new swine flu scare for parents of children at a local school. 
    There's a new swine flu scare for parents of children at a local school. 
  • Possible H1N1 outbreak in San Carlos

    Possible H1N1 outbreak in San Carlos

    Wednesday, November 11 2009 8:34 PM EST2009-11-12 01:34:54 GMT
    Wednesday, November 11 2009 8:50 PM EST2009-11-12 01:50:47 GMT
    School administrators are doing all they can to prepare parents for the worst. 
    School administrators are doing all they can to prepare parents for the worst. 
  • CDC now says 4,000 swine flu deaths in US

    CDC now says 4,000 swine flu deaths in US

    Wednesday, November 11 2009 6:19 PM EST2009-11-11 23:19:05 GMT
    Wednesday, November 11 2009 6:22 PM EST2009-11-11 23:22:02 GMT
    Federal health officials now say that 4,000 or more Americans likely have died from swine flu — about four times the estimate they've been using. 
    Federal health officials now say that 4,000 or more Americans likely have died from swine flu — about four times the estimate they've been using. 
  • Sailors spending Veterans Day helping prevent H1N1 spread

    Sailors spending Veterans Day helping prevent H1N1 spread

    Wednesday, November 11 2009 3:22 PM EST2009-11-11 20:22:25 GMT
    Wednesday, November 11 2009 3:38 PM EST2009-11-11 20:38:51 GMT
    Making sure local students are protected from the swine flu is the priority for sailors on this Veterans Day. 
    Making sure local students are protected from the swine flu is the priority for sailors on this Veterans Day. 
  • Lawmaker wants sick pay for workers with swine flu

    Lawmaker wants sick pay for workers with swine flu

    Wednesday, November 4 2009 3:16 PM EST2009-11-04 20:16:52 GMT
    Wednesday, November 4 2009 3:21 PM EST2009-11-04 20:21:07 GMT
    A senior House lawmaker is asking Congress to guarantee paid sick leave to workers if their employer asks them to stay home with swine flu or a similar contagious illness. 
    A senior House lawmaker is asking Congress to guarantee paid sick leave to workers if their employer asks them to stay home with swine flu or a similar contagious illness. 
  • Some people vaccinated at Kaiser got the wrong shot

    Some people vaccinated at Kaiser got the wrong shot

    Friday, October 30 2009 8:30 PM EDT2009-10-31 00:30:02 GMT
    Friday, October 30 2009 8:47 PM EDT2009-10-31 00:47:20 GMT
    County health received 78,000 doses of swine flu vaccine Friday. The unexpected supply comes as the wrong flu shots were given during vaccinations at a La Mesa Kaiser Permanente. 
    County health received 78,000 doses of swine flu vaccine Friday. The unexpected supply comes as the wrong flu shots were given during vaccinations at a La Mesa Kaiser Permanente. 
  • More H1N1 vaccines arrive in San Diego

    More H1N1 vaccines arrive in San Diego

    Friday, October 30 2009 3:19 PM EDT2009-10-30 19:19:06 GMT
    Friday, October 30 2009 5:38 PM EDT2009-10-30 21:38:16 GMT
    The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency received an unexpected 78,000 doses of H1N1 vaccine, it was announced today. 
    The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency received an unexpected 78,000 doses of H1N1 vaccine, it was announced today. 
  • Two more people die from swine flu in San Diego County

    Two more people die from swine flu in San Diego County

    Thursday, October 29 2009 12:16 PM EDT2009-10-29 16:16:20 GMT
    Thursday, October 29 2009 7:47 PM EDT2009-10-29 23:47:39 GMT
    Two more people have died from swine flu in San Diego. Health officials say the virus has claimed the life of a 39-year-old pregnant woman and a 35-year-old man.  
    Two more people have died from swine flu in San Diego.  Health officials say the virus has claimed the life of a 39-year-old pregnant woman and a 35-year-old man.  
  • Emergency approval from FDA for new swine flu test

    Emergency approval from FDA for new swine flu test

    Thursday, October 29 2009 11:38 AM EDT2009-10-29 15:38:55 GMT
    Thursday, October 29 2009 1:00 PM EDT2009-10-29 17:00:22 GMT
    Gen-Probe Inc. said Thursday the Food and Drug Administration granted emergency approval to its diagnostic test for the 2009 swine flu. The test maker said the FDA approved its Prodesse ProFlu-ST test, which Gen-Probe says can diagnose swine flu in as little as three hours, while tests using throat cultures can take weeks. 
  • Some people cutting in line to get H1N1 vaccine

    Some people cutting in line to get H1N1 vaccine

    Tuesday, October 27 2009 3:04 PM EDT2009-10-27 19:04:30 GMT
    Tuesday, October 27 2009 3:21 PM EDT2009-10-27 19:21:05 GMT
    Swine flu vaccines are in short supply across the country, and only people who are most at risk are supposed to get them. 
    Swine flu vaccines are in short supply across the country, and only people who are most at risk are supposed to get them. 
  • Schools to notify parents about H1N1 outbreaks

    Schools to notify parents about H1N1 outbreaks

    Monday, October 26 2009 8:46 PM EDT2009-10-27 00:46:59 GMT
    Monday, October 26 2009 9:14 PM EDT2009-10-27 01:14:10 GMT
    School districts throughout the county are revamping their H1N1 virus procedures.  
    School districts throughout the county are revamping their H1N1 virus procedures. San Diego Unified, the area's largest school district, has adopted new guidelines as recommended by the county - namely that parents will now be notified in the event of an outbreak. 
  • Weekend H1N1 vaccinations top 16,000

    Weekend H1N1 vaccinations top 16,000

    Monday, October 26 2009 3:19 PM EDT2009-10-26 19:19:54 GMT
    Monday, October 26 2009 4:06 PM EDT2009-10-26 20:06:08 GMT
    More than 16,000 San Diego County residents were vaccinated against the swine flu over the weekend, it was reported today. 
    More than 16,000 San Diego County residents were vaccinated against the swine flu over the weekend, it was reported today. 
  • Long lines at county clinics providing H1N1 vaccine

    Long lines at county clinics providing H1N1 vaccine

    Friday, October 23 2009 5:21 PM EDT2009-10-23 21:21:23 GMT
    Saturday, October 24 2009 2:29 PM EDT2009-10-24 18:29:53 GMT
    Health officials are reporting long lines at all of the county-operated clinics offering the swine fly vaccine Saturday. About 102,000 doses of the vaccine arrived in San Diego Friday. 
    Health officials are reporting long lines at all of the county-operated clinics offering the swine fly vaccine Saturday. About 102,000 doses of the vaccine arrived in San Diego Friday. 
  • CDC concedes vaccine production behind schedule

    CDC concedes vaccine production behind schedule

    Wednesday, October 21 2009 2:33 PM EDT2009-10-21 18:33:14 GMT
    Wednesday, October 21 2009 2:33 PM EDT2009-10-21 18:33:15 GMT
    A top-ranking official of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says production of a vaccine for swine flu virus is behind schedule and people should take precautionary steps to prevent its spread. 
    A top-ranking official of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says production of a vaccine for swine flu virus is behind schedule and people should take precautionary steps to prevent its spread. 
  • Swine flu kills 4-year-old in Santa Barbara County

    Swine flu kills 4-year-old in Santa Barbara County

    Tuesday, October 20 2009 8:06 PM EDT2009-10-21 00:06:53 GMT
    Tuesday, October 20 2009 8:07 PM EDT2009-10-21 00:07:10 GMT
    A 4-year-old boy has died from swine flu in Santa Barbara County, one week after a 5-year-old died girl from the sickness in San Diego County. 
    A 4-year-old boy has died from swine flu in Santa Barbara County, one week after a 5-year-old died girl from the sickness in San Diego County. 
  • Wellness fair provides information about swine flu and other conditions

    Wellness fair provides information about swine flu and other conditions

    Saturday, October 17 2009 9:13 PM EDT2009-10-18 01:13:08 GMT
    Sunday, October 18 2009 3:48 PM EDT2009-10-18 19:48:01 GMT
    The emergency room at Rady Children's Hospital was much quieter Saturday, after parents concerned about the H1N1 virus swamped doctors and nurses on Friday. 
    The emergency room at Rady Children's Hospital was much quieter Saturday, after parents concerned about the H1N1 virus swamped doctors and nurses on Friday. 
  • Children's Hospital swamped with parents concerned over swine flu

    Children's Hospital swamped with parents concerned over swine flu

    Friday, October 16 2009 8:29 PM EDT2009-10-17 00:29:34 GMT
    Saturday, October 17 2009 2:20 PM EDT2009-10-17 18:20:36 GMT
    Children's Hospital had double the number of regular emergency room visits on Friday. 
    Children's Hospital had double the number of regular emergency room visits on Friday. 
  • Will businesses offer free flu shots this year?

    Will businesses offer free flu shots this year?

    Friday, October 16 2009 8:45 PM EDT2009-10-17 00:45:01 GMT
    Friday, October 16 2009 9:00 PM EDT2009-10-17 01:00:44 GMT
    The economy has some businesses opting not to offer free flu shots to its employees.  
    Concerns over the H1N1 virus have health officials urging everyone to get vaccinated for both the swine flu and the seasonal flu this year, but the economy has some businesses opting not to offer free flu shots to its employees.  
  • Swine flu hits hard, early - claims 11 more kids

    Swine flu hits hard, early - claims 11 more kids

    Friday, October 16 2009 7:32 PM EDT2009-10-16 23:32:39 GMT
    Friday, October 16 2009 7:32 PM EDT2009-10-16 23:32:41 GMT
    Swine flu is causing unprecedented illness for so early in the fall - including a worrisome count of child deaths - and the government warned Friday that vaccine supplies will be even more scarce... 
    Swine flu is causing unprecedented illness for so early in the fall - including a worrisome count of child deaths - and the government warned Friday that vaccine supplies will be even more scarce than expected through this month. 
  • Grieving family dealing with daughter's H1N1 death

    Grieving family dealing with daughter's H1N1 death

    Wednesday, October 14 2009 6:12 PM EDT2009-10-14 22:12:44 GMT
    Friday, October 16 2009 12:45 PM EDT2009-10-16 16:45:15 GMT
    A five-year old South Bay girl who died of the H1N1 virus will be laid to rest Friday in Tijuana. And, the family of Alitza Ortiz Sanchez held a wake for her Thursday night. 
    A five-year old South Bay girl who died of the H1N1 virus will be laid to rest Friday in Tijuana. And, the family of Alitza Ortiz Sanchez held a wake for her Thursday night. 
  • Parents worried about children catching swine flu

    Parents worried about children catching swine flu

    Thursday, October 15 2009 3:47 PM EDT2009-10-15 19:47:56 GMT
    Thursday, October 15 2009 4:05 PM EDT2009-10-15 20:05:46 GMT
    Given the recent swine flu deaths, parents across the county are naturally worried about their kids getting the virus. 
    Given the recent swine flu deaths, parents across the county are naturally worried about their kids getting the virus. 
  • You're ready for a swine flu shot, but no shot is ready for you

    You're ready for a swine flu shot, but no shot is ready for you

    Wednesday, October 14 2009 8:52 PM EDT2009-10-15 00:52:54 GMT
    Wednesday, October 14 2009 10:21 PM EDT2009-10-15 02:21:21 GMT
    Most health experts are encouraging everyone to get the H1N1 flu vaccine. Many San Diegans are ready for the shot, but the problem is there's no shot ready for them. 
    Most health experts are encouraging everyone to get the H1N1 flu vaccine. Many San Diegans are ready for the shot, but the problem is there's no shot ready for them. 
  • Students head back to school after flu outbreak

    Students head back to school after flu outbreak

    Monday, October 12 2009 3:09 PM EDT2009-10-12 19:09:10 GMT
    Monday, October 12 2009 6:59 PM EDT2009-10-12 22:59:54 GMT
    Students are heading back to school at Oak Valley Middle School after fears of a swine flu outbreak. 
    Students are heading back to school at Oak Valley Middle School after fears of a swine flu outbreak. 
  • Swine flu at San Diego school: What's real, what's rumor?

    Swine flu at San Diego school: What's real, what's rumor?

    Thursday, October 8 2009 1:23 PM EDT2009-10-08 17:23:03 GMT
    Thursday, October 8 2009 9:05 PM EDT2009-10-09 01:05:21 GMT
    With the arrival of the swine flu vaccine here in San Diego County, fears over catching the virus appear to be growing.  
    With the arrival of the swine flu vaccine here in San Diego County, fears over catching the virus appear to be growing. At a San Diego school where 100 kids stayed home today, many people appear to be reacting based on rumors that are circulating. 
  • FRIDAY, September 25, 2009

    H1N1 flu vaccine to arrive in San Diego in October

    H1N1 flu vaccine to arrive in San Diego in October

    Friday, September 25 2009 7:00 PM EDT2009-09-25 23:00:17 GMT
    Friday, September 25 2009 7:51 PM EDT2009-09-25 23:51:14 GMT
    When the swine flu vaccine arrives in San Diego in mid-to late-October, there should be enough for everyone, county health officials announced today. 
    When the swine flu vaccine arrives in San Diego in mid-to late-October, there should be enough for everyone, county health officials announced today. 
  • Several Chargers reported sick with flu symptoms

    Several Chargers reported sick with flu symptoms

    Friday, September 25 2009 2:43 PM EDT2009-09-25 18:43:57 GMT
    Friday, September 25 2009 3:01 PM EDT2009-09-25 19:01:08 GMT
    The Chargers' injury list already includes 10 players, and now they may have to add a round of illnesses to it. 
    The Chargers' injury list already includes 10 players, and now they may have to add a round of illnesses to it. 
  • Is spike in sick students linked to H1N1?

    Is spike in sick students linked to H1N1?

    Thursday, September 24 2009 9:53 PM EDT2009-09-25 01:53:55 GMT
    Thursday, September 24 2009 10:20 PM EDT2009-09-25 02:20:27 GMT
    Parents are being told to keep their children home if they are showing symptoms of any flu, including the swine flu. 
    Parents are being told to keep their children home if they are showing symptoms of any flu, including the swine flu. 
  • College football teams tackling swine flu

    College football teams tackling swine flu

    Thursday, September 10 2009 6:40 PM EDT2009-09-10 22:40:01 GMT
    Thursday, September 10 2009 6:40 PM EDT2009-09-10 22:40:07 GMT
    Helmets and shoulder pads - and hand sanitizer. 
    Helmets and shoulder pads - and hand sanitizer. 
  • 2 Swine Flu-Related Deaths In San Diego County

    2 Swine Flu-Related Deaths In San Diego County

    Monday, June 29 2009 5:13 PM EDT2009-06-29 21:13:31 GMT
    Monday, June 29 2009 9:06 PM EDT2009-06-30 01:06:58 GMT
    San Diego County health officials have confirmed two more deaths related to the swine flu. 
    San Diego County health officials have confirmed two more deaths related to the swine flu. 
  • Quarantined Carlsbad Students Return from China

    Quarantined Carlsbad Students Return from China

    Saturday, June 20 2009 7:46 PM EDT2009-06-20 23:46:51 GMT
    Monday, June 22 2009 10:58 AM EDT2009-06-22 14:58:30 GMT
    Some 29 students and five teachers from a private school in Carlsbad, quarantined when some came down with swine flu in China, finally arrived home Saturday night.  
    Some 29 students and five teachers from a private school in Carlsbad, quarantined when some came down with swine flu in China, finally arrived home Saturday night.  
  • Family Talks About Losing Daughter To Swine Flu

    Family Talks About Losing Daughter To Swine Flu

    Thursday, June 18 2009 8:43 PM EDT2009-06-19 00:43:47 GMT
    Thursday, June 18 2009 10:11 PM EDT2009-06-19 02:11:29 GMT
    She was only 20 years old and seemingly healthy. The family of a San Marcos woman is still in shock over the sudden death of Adela Chevalier after getting sick with swine flu. 
    She was only 20 years old and seemingly healthy. The family of a San Marcos woman is still in shock over the sudden death of Adela Chevalier after getting sick with swine flu. 
  • Hospital Sets Up Triage Tent To Test People For Flu

    Hospital Sets Up Triage Tent To Test People For Flu

    Thursday, June 18 2009 8:34 PM EDT2009-06-19 00:34:51 GMT
    Thursday, June 18 2009 8:50 PM EDT2009-06-19 00:50:46 GMT
    The death of a 20-year-old woman in San Diego County from the swine flu is raising new concerns about the virus. A triage tent has been set up at Palomar Medical Center so people can be tested. 
    The death of a 20-year-old woman in San Diego County from the swine flu is raising new concerns about the virus. A triage tent has been set up at Palomar Medical Center so people can be tested. 
  • Details Released On San Diego's First Swine Flu Death

    Details Released On San Diego's First Swine Flu Death

    Tuesday, June 16 2009 9:19 PM EDT2009-06-17 01:19:05 GMT
    Thursday, June 18 2009 12:14 PM EDT2009-06-18 16:14:37 GMT
    Authorities released the name today of the first person to die from swine flu-related complications in the San Diego area. 
    Authorities released the name today of the first person to die from swine flu-related complications in the San Diego area. 
  • Carlsbad Students Quarantined In China Over Swine Flu Concerns

    Carlsbad Students Quarantined In China Over Swine Flu Concerns

    Monday, June 15 2009 6:23 PM EDT2009-06-15 22:23:11 GMT
    Monday, June 15 2009 9:00 PM EDT2009-06-16 01:00:45 GMT
    Thirty-six ninth-graders and seven adult chaperones from a private school in Carlsbad were quarantined today in China for fear they may spread the swine flu. 
    Thirty-six ninth-graders and seven adult chaperones from a private school in Carlsbad were quarantined today in China for fear they may spread the swine flu. 
  • San Diego H1N1 "Swine Flu" Virus Cases Now At 29

    San Diego H1N1 "Swine Flu" Virus Cases Now At 29

    Wednesday, May 6 2009 7:32 PM EDT2009-05-06 23:32:38 GMT
    Wednesday, May 6 2009 7:32 PM EDT2009-05-06 23:32:38 GMT
    Two more people have contracted the H1N1 influenza "swine flu" virus in San Diego County, bringing the total number of confirmed local cases to 29, county health officials announced today. 
    Two more people have contracted the H1N1 influenza "swine flu" virus in San Diego County, bringing the total number of confirmed local cases to 29, county health officials announced today. 
  • 3 High Schools To Reopen Wednesday After Swine Flu Scare

    3 High Schools To Reopen Wednesday After Swine Flu Scare

    Tuesday, May 5 2009 7:10 PM EDT2009-05-05 23:10:31 GMT
    Tuesday, May 5 2009 8:45 PM EDT2009-05-06 00:45:53 GMT
    Three San Diego County high schools that were closed because of an outbreak of swine flu will reopen Wednesday, according to county health officials. 
    Three San Diego County high schools that were closed because of an outbreak of swine flu will reopen Wednesday, according to county health officials. 
  • USS Dubuque Has One Confirmed Case Of Swine Flu

    USS Dubuque Has One Confirmed Case Of Swine Flu

    Tuesday, May 5 2009 5:08 PM EDT2009-05-05 21:08:43 GMT
    Tuesday, May 5 2009 8:44 PM EDT2009-05-06 00:44:16 GMT
    The San Diego-based amphibious ship, the Dubuque, is not being allowed to leave San Diego because of an apparent outbreak of swine flu. 
    The San Diego-based amphibious ship, the Dubuque, is not being allowed to leave San Diego because of an apparent outbreak of swine flu. 
  • Two Camp Pendleton Marines Diagnosed with Swine Flu

    Two Camp Pendleton Marines Diagnosed with Swine Flu

    Friday, May 1 2009 9:41 AM EDT2009-05-01 13:41:12 GMT
    Monday, May 4 2009 1:20 PM EDT2009-05-04 17:20:43 GMT
    Officials reported two Camp Pendleton Marines have contracted swine flu, which brings the total number of cases in San Diego County Friday to nine. 
    Officials reported two Camp Pendleton Marines have contracted swine flu, which brings the total number of cases in San Diego County Friday to nine. 
  • Schools, Daycare Center Remain Closed Due to H1N1 Virus

    Schools, Daycare Center Remain Closed Due to H1N1 Virus

    Sunday, May 3 2009 2:35 PM EDT2009-05-03 18:35:46 GMT
    Monday, May 4 2009 10:42 AM EDT2009-05-04 14:42:31 GMT
    San Diego State's campus daycare center was temporarily closed Monday after 20 children and three staff members reported flu-like symptoms. 
    San Diego State's campus daycare center was temporarily closed Monday after 20 children and three staff members reported flu-like symptoms. 
  • Third Local Service Member Diagnosed with Swine Flu

    Third Local Service Member Diagnosed with Swine Flu

    Saturday, May 2 2009 7:56 PM EDT2009-05-02 23:56:17 GMT
    Saturday, May 2 2009 7:56 PM EDT2009-05-02 23:56:17 GMT
    A base official confirmed that a third service member at Camp Pendleton has a confirmed case of swine flu. 
    A base official confirmed that a third service member at Camp Pendleton has a confirmed case of swine flu. 
  • Officials Close 3 Area High Schools Due to 'Probable' Swine Flu Cases

    Officials Close 3 Area High Schools Due to 'Probable' Swine Flu Cases

    Friday, May 1 2009 8:57 PM EDT2009-05-02 00:57:15 GMT
    Saturday, May 2 2009 3:49 PM EDT2009-05-02 19:49:13 GMT
    Health officials said a Mission Hills High School student was diagnosed as the latest "probable" case of swine flu in the San Diego area, prompting health and school officials to close a third school. 
    Health officials said a Mission Hills High School student was diagnosed as the latest "probable" case of swine flu in the San Diego area, prompting health and school officials to close a third school. 
  • Swine Flu Diagnosed at Local Military Bases

    Swine Flu Diagnosed at Local Military Bases

    Saturday, May 2 2009 2:05 PM EDT2009-05-02 18:05:29 GMT
    Saturday, May 2 2009 2:39 PM EDT2009-05-02 18:39:06 GMT
    Officials are reporting swine flue cases at local military bases. 
    Officials are reporting swine flue cases at local military bases. 
  • Mexico Hopes Worst is Over as Swine Flu Deaths Ebb

    Mexico Hopes Worst is Over as Swine Flu Deaths Ebb

    Saturday, May 2 2009 1:34 PM EDT2009-05-02 17:34:16 GMT
    Saturday, May 2 2009 1:34 PM EDT2009-05-02 17:34:16 GMT
    Mexico reported no new deaths from swine flu overnight - more reason to be optimistic that the worst is over at the epicenter of the outbreak.  
    Mexico reported no new deaths from swine flu overnight - more reason to be optimistic that the worst is over at the epicenter of the outbreak.  
  • San Diego Company May Have Answer For Swine Flu Vaccine

    San Diego Company May Have Answer For Swine Flu Vaccine

    Friday, May 1 2009 4:59 PM EDT2009-05-01 20:59:18 GMT
    Friday, May 1 2009 5:36 PM EDT2009-05-01 21:36:18 GMT
    Developing a conventional vaccine for the new strain of swine flu could take months before any shots are ready for testing in volunteers.  
    Developing a conventional vaccine for the new strain of swine flu could take months before any shots are ready for testing in volunteers. But one local biotech company says it can create a vaccine in a fraction of the time, and time may be running out. 
  • Swine Flu Outbreak Prompts Sports Cancellations

    Swine Flu Outbreak Prompts Sports Cancellations

    Thursday, April 30 2009 6:08 PM EDT2009-04-30 22:08:25 GMT
    Thursday, April 30 2009 6:08 PM EDT2009-04-30 22:08:25 GMT
    The swine flu epidemic has forced the cancellation or postponement of sporting events across the country, affecting everything from prep contests in Texas and Alabama to a college baseball road trip in Delaware. 
    The swine flu epidemic has forced the cancellation or postponement of sporting events across the country, affecting everything from prep contests in Texas and Alabama to a college baseball road trip in Delaware. 
  • Cruise Ships Take Detour To San Diego Over Swine Flu Concern

    Cruise Ships Take Detour To San Diego Over Swine Flu Concern

    Thursday, April 30 2009 2:59 PM EDT2009-04-30 18:59:03 GMT
    Thursday, April 30 2009 3:06 PM EDT2009-04-30 19:06:28 GMT
    Cruise ships diverted from Mexico to San Diego because of the swine flu outbreak could generate as much as $12 million for local restaurants, retail stores, attractions and companies that service the vessels. 
    Cruise ships diverted from Mexico to San Diego because of the swine flu outbreak could generate as much as $12 million for local restaurants, retail stores, attractions and companies that service the vessels, it was reported today. 
  • WHO To Stop Using Term 'Swine Flu' To Protect Pigs

    WHO To Stop Using Term 'Swine Flu' To Protect Pigs

    Thursday, April 30 2009 1:33 PM EDT2009-04-30 17:33:52 GMT
    Thursday, April 30 2009 1:33 PM EDT2009-04-30 17:33:53 GMT
    The World Health Organization said confirmed swine flu cases rose to 257 worldwide Thursday and announced it will would stop using the term "swine flu" to avoid confusion over the danger posed by pigs. 
  • SDSU Has "Probable" Swine Flu Case

    SDSU Has "Probable" Swine Flu Case

    Wednesday, April 29 2009 2:37 AM EDT2009-04-29 06:37:46 GMT
    Thursday, April 30 2009 1:47 AM EDT2009-04-30 05:47:53 GMT
    Classes will continue at San Diego State University, despite a suspected case of swine flu on the campus, the university's medical director said today. 
    A suspected case of swine flu on the San Diego State University campus was elevated to a"probable" case Wednesday night, according to a campus spokesperson. 
  • Swine Flu Fears Lead Cruise Lines To Divert Ships To San Diego

    Swine Flu Fears Lead Cruise Lines To Divert Ships To San Diego

    Wednesday, April 29 2009 12:57 PM EDT2009-04-29 16:57:22 GMT
    Wednesday, April 29 2009 5:59 PM EDT2009-04-29 21:59:34 GMT
    Cruise lines are suspending calls on Mexican ports and instead diverting to San Diego due to fears over the outbreak of swine flu, officials announced today. 
    Cruise lines are suspending calls on Mexican ports and instead diverting to San Diego due to fears over the outbreak of swine flu, officials announced today. 
  • WHO Raises Pandemic Flu Alert Level To Phase 5

    WHO Raises Pandemic Flu Alert Level To Phase 5

    Wednesday, April 29 2009 4:31 PM EDT2009-04-29 20:31:40 GMT
    Wednesday, April 29 2009 4:31 PM EDT2009-04-29 20:31:40 GMT
    The World Health Organization has raised its pandemic alert for swine flu to the second highest level, meaning that it believes a global outbreak of the disease is imminent. 
  • Breaking News Alert: California Marine May Have Swine Flu

    Breaking News Alert: California Marine May Have Swine Flu

    Wednesday, April 29 2009 11:48 AM EDT2009-04-29 15:48:15 GMT
    Wednesday, April 29 2009 11:48 AM EDT2009-04-29 15:48:15 GMT
    The Marine Corps has announced one of its members in California may have the swine flu. He's been confined to the 29 Palms Marine Base. 
  • Illegal Immigration And The Spread Of Swine Flu

    Illegal Immigration And The Spread Of Swine Flu

    Tuesday, April 28 2009 8:54 PM EDT2009-04-29 00:54:44 GMT
    Tuesday, April 28 2009 10:03 PM EDT2009-04-29 02:03:56 GMT
    Health officials are concerned about the spread of swine flu from Mexico to the U.S. by illegal immigrants. 
    Health officials are concerned about the spread of swine flu from Mexico to the U.S. by illegal immigrants. Migrants in San Diego may not have access to medical care, which could lead to the spread of the virus within those communities.  
  • Frightened San Diegans Calling 211 For Swine Flu Information

    Frightened San Diegans Calling 211 For Swine Flu Information

    Tuesday, April 28 2009 9:26 PM EDT2009-04-29 01:26:41 GMT
    Tuesday, April 28 2009 9:26 PM EDT2009-04-29 01:26:41 GMT
    There's a lot we don't know yet about the swine flu, so who can we turn to for answers to our questions? Many are calling 211 San Diego for non-emergency information about the virus.  
    There's a lot we don't know yet about the swine flu, so who can we turn to for answers to our questions? Many are calling 211 San Diego for non-emergency information about the virus.  
  • Mira Mesa Teachers Test Negative For Swine Flu

    Mira Mesa Teachers Test Negative For Swine Flu

    Tuesday, April 28 2009 6:59 PM EDT2009-04-28 22:59:03 GMT
    Tuesday, April 28 2009 8:53 PM EDT2009-04-29 00:53:01 GMT
    Six teachers at a private school in Mira Mesa tested negative for swine flu and the campus will reopen for classes on Wednesday, county health officials said today. 
    Six teachers at a private school in Mira Mesa tested negative for swine flu and the campus will reopen for classes on Wednesday, county health officials said today. 
  • Officials Say US Deaths Expected From Swine Flu

    Officials Say US Deaths Expected From Swine Flu

    Tuesday, April 28 2009 7:56 PM EDT2009-04-28 23:56:32 GMT
    Tuesday, April 28 2009 7:56 PM EDT2009-04-28 23:56:32 GMT
    NEW YORK - The global swine flu outbreak worsened Tuesday as hundreds of students at a New York school fell ill and federal officials said they expected to see U.S. deaths from the virus. Cuba suspended 
  • 2 Swine Flu Cases Confirmed In San Francisco Area

    2 Swine Flu Cases Confirmed In San Francisco Area

    Tuesday, April 28 2009 6:45 PM EDT2009-04-28 22:45:40 GMT
    Tuesday, April 28 2009 6:45 PM EDT2009-04-28 22:45:41 GMT
    Marin County health officials say they have confirmed two swine flu cases, the first identified in the San Francisco Bay area. 
    Marin County health officials say they have confirmed two swine flu cases, the first identified in the San Francisco Bay area. 
  • Local First Responders Ready to Handle Swine Flu Emergencies

    Local First Responders Ready to Handle Swine Flu Emergencies

    Tuesday, April 28 2009 10:28 AM EDT2009-04-28 14:28:11 GMT
    Tuesday, April 28 2009 3:30 PM EDT2009-04-28 19:30:52 GMT
    Local first responders are bracing for an increase in swine flu cases. 
    Local first responders are bracing for an increase in swine flu cases. 
  • 2 Calif. Deaths Investigated For Swine Flu Links

    2 Calif. Deaths Investigated For Swine Flu Links

    Tuesday, April 28 2009 2:22 PM EDT2009-04-28 18:22:48 GMT
    Tuesday, April 28 2009 2:42 PM EDT2009-04-28 18:42:02 GMT
    The Los Angeles County coroner's office is investigating the recent deaths of two men for links to swine flu. 
  • In Flu Crisis, US Has Planned For The Worst

    In Flu Crisis, US Has Planned For The Worst

    Tuesday, April 28 2009 1:34 PM EDT2009-04-28 17:34:17 GMT
    Tuesday, April 28 2009 1:34 PM EDT2009-04-28 17:34:17 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - If the Mexico swine flu becomes a global pandemic, the routines and comforts of daily life would vanish in the blink of an eye. Small towns and big cities alike would go into a protective crouch. 
  • CDC, States: US Swine Flu Cases Jump To 68

    CDC, States: US Swine Flu Cases Jump To 68

    Tuesday, April 28 2009 1:19 PM EDT2009-04-28 17:19:22 GMT
    Tuesday, April 28 2009 1:19 PM EDT2009-04-28 17:19:22 GMT
    ATLANTA (AP) - Federal health officials say the number of confirmed swine flu cases in the United States has jumped to 64, and states say there are at least four more. 
  • Swine Flu Spreads in U.S., Around the World

    Swine Flu Spreads in U.S., Around the World

    Tuesday, April 28 2009 9:47 AM EDT2009-04-28 13:47:01 GMT
    Tuesday, April 28 2009 11:01 AM EDT2009-04-28 15:01:53 GMT
    The swine flu epidemic crossed new borders with cases confirmed in the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region, as world health officials suspect American patients may have transmitted the virus to others in the U.S. 
    The swine flu epidemic crossed new borders Tuesday with the first cases confirmed in the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region, as world health officials said they suspect American patients may have transmitted the virus to others in the U.S. 
  • More Swine Flu Cases Reported in San Diego County

    More Swine Flu Cases Reported in San Diego County

    Tuesday, April 28 2009 10:15 AM EDT2009-04-28 14:15:09 GMT
    Tuesday, April 28 2009 10:47 AM EDT2009-04-28 14:47:13 GMT
    County officials confirmed another case of swine flu, bringing the total to five, while state health officials said there are two more likely cases in the county. 
    County officials confirmed another case of swine flu, bringing the total to five, while state health officials said there are two more likely cases in the county. 
  • CDC, State Department Advise Against Traveling to Mexico

    Government Advises Against Unnecessary Travel To Mexico

    Monday, April 27 2009 2:59 PM EDT2009-04-27 18:59:35 GMT
    Tuesday, April 28 2009 10:41 AM EDT2009-04-28 14:41:25 GMT
    The federal government's preparing a travel advisory instructing Americans to avoid nonessential travel to Mexico. 
    The federal government's preparing a travel advisory instructing Americans to avoid nonessential travel to Mexico. 
  • Mira Mesa School Closed After Student Diagnosed With Swine Flu, Teachers Fall Ill

    Mira Mesa School Closed After Student Diagnosed With Swine Flu, Teachers Fall Ill

    Monday, April 27 2009 7:33 PM EDT2009-04-27 23:33:42 GMT
    Tuesday, April 28 2009 1:41 AM EDT2009-04-28 05:41:07 GMT
    A private school in Mira Mesa where one student tested positive for swine flu was closed today after a half-dozen teachers became ill, San Diego County health officials said. 
    A private school in Mira Mesa where one student tested positive for swine flu was closed today after a half-dozen teachers became ill, San Diego County health officials said. 
  • Travel Alert For Mexico: Should Border Be Closed Due To Swine Flu?

    Travel Alert For Mexico: Should Border Be Closed Due To Swine Flu?

    Monday, April 27 2009 9:51 PM EDT2009-04-28 01:51:32 GMT
    Monday, April 27 2009 10:10 PM EDT2009-04-28 02:10:45 GMT
    At last check, Mexico had 149 suspected deaths from the swine flu. Here in the U.S., dozens of victims have all survived, 11 cases so far in California, five of them in San Diego.  
    At last check, Mexico had 149 suspected deaths from the swine flu. Here in the U.S., dozens of victims have all survived, 11 cases so far in California, five of them in San Diego. Now the focus is on the border, and how to stop the spread of this virus. 
  • Officials Confirm Fifth Case Of Swine Flu In San Diego

    Officials Confirm Fifth Case Of Swine Flu In San Diego

    Monday, April 27 2009 6:16 PM EDT2009-04-27 22:16:28 GMT
    Monday, April 27 2009 9:11 PM EDT2009-04-28 01:11:23 GMT
    Another case of swine flu was confirmed in San Diego County today, bringing the total to five, and state health officials said two more people in the county are likely infected with the virus as well. 
    Another case of swine flu was confirmed in San Diego County today, bringing the total to five, and state health officials said two more people in the county are likely infected with the virus as well. 
  • MONDAY, April 27, 2009

    Swine Flu Travel Alert

    Swine Flu Travel Alert

    Monday, April 27 2009 2:22 PM EDT2009-04-27 18:22:23 GMT
    Monday, April 27 2009 8:35 PM EDT2009-04-28 00:35:33 GMT
    TRAVELER'S HEALTH ALERT NOTICE Risk of Swine Flu Associated with Travel to Affected Areas Public health officials within the United States and throughout the world are investigating outbreaks of swine 
  • Home Depot Running Out Of Masks, But Do They Work Against The Swine Flu?

    Home Depot Running Out Of Masks, But Do They Work Against The Swine Flu?

    Monday, April 27 2009 3:08 PM EDT2009-04-27 19:08:18 GMT
    Monday, April 27 2009 5:10 PM EDT2009-04-27 21:10:15 GMT
    From LAX to Hong Kong, travelers aren't taking any chances with the swine flu. Many are wearing masks to shield their faces, and Home Depot is running out. But do the masks even work? 
    From LAX to Hong Kong, travelers aren't taking any chances with the swine flu. Many are wearing masks to shield their faces, and Home Depot is running out. But do the masks even work? 
  • Schwarzenegger Says Calif. Prepared For Swine Flu

    Schwarzenegger Says Calif. Prepared For Swine Flu

    Monday, April 27 2009 3:19 PM EDT2009-04-27 19:19:22 GMT
    Monday, April 27 2009 4:56 PM EDT2009-04-27 20:56:23 GMT
    Gov. Schwarzenegger says California authorities are close to confirming an eighth case of swine flu in the state and are looking into another dozen possible cases. 
    Gov. Schwarzenegger says California authorities are close to confirming an eighth case of swine flu in the state and are looking into another dozen possible cases. 
  • Flu Vaccines Don't Protect Against Swine Flu

    Flu Vaccines Don't Protect Against Swine Flu

    Monday, April 27 2009 3:13 PM EDT2009-04-27 19:13:25 GMT
    Monday, April 27 2009 4:55 PM EDT2009-04-27 20:55:29 GMT
    Health officials in the U.S. and Mexico are in San Diego today, encouraging kids to get vaccinated against the regular flu. But the shots they're giving out won't protect you against the swine flu. 
    Health officials from the U.S. and Mexico are in San Diego today, encouraging kids to get vaccinated against the regular flu. But the shots they're giving out will not protect you against the spreading strain of swine flu. 
  • MONDAY, April 27, 2009

    About Swine Flu

    How To Protect Yourself

    Monday, April 27 2009 1:39 PM EDT2009-04-27 17:39:52 GMT
    Monday, April 27 2009 1:41 PM EDT2009-04-27 17:41:29 GMT
    ABOUT SWINE FLU: The disease's symptoms resemble those of seasonal flu - fever, sore throat, cough, congestion, chills, headache, body aches and fatigue. Some patients also report diarrhea and vomiting. 
  • U.S., Other World Governments Race to Contain Swine Flu Outbreak

    U.S., Other World Governments Race to Contain Swine Flu Outbreak

    Monday, April 27 2009 9:30 AM EDT2009-04-27 13:30:49 GMT
    Monday, April 27 2009 10:24 AM EDT2009-04-27 14:24:28 GMT
    Governments are racing to find and contain pockets of swine flu around the globe, seeking to stem both the threat of a pandemic and public panic. 
    Governments are racing to find and contain pockets of swine flu around the globe, seeking to stem both the threat of a pandemic and public panic. 
  • Swine Flu Has Local Health Officials On High Alert

    Swine Flu Has Local Health Officials On High Alert

    Monday, April 27 2009 9:38 AM EDT2009-04-27 13:38:21 GMT
    Monday, April 27 2009 2:59 PM EDT2009-04-27 18:59:51 GMT
    In San Diego there have been no new cases of swine flu aside from the four cases already confirmed, but local health officials are still on alert. 
    In San Diego there have been no new cases of swine flu aside from the four cases already confirmed, but local health officials are still on alert. 
  • Superintendent Says Schools Can Help Prevent Spread of Swine Flu

    Superintendent Says Schools Can Help Prevent Spread of Swine Flu

    Sunday, April 26 2009 12:34 PM EDT2009-04-26 16:34:05 GMT
    Sunday, April 26 2009 8:39 PM EDT2009-04-27 00:39:48 GMT
    State schools Superintendent Jack O'Connell said school officials can play a key role in stemming the spread of swine flu, which has infected seven people across Southern California. 
    State schools Superintendent Jack O'Connell said school officials can play a key role in stemming the spread of swine flu, which has infected seven people across Southern California. 
  • Health Agency Says No New Cases of Swine Flu in San Diego

    Health Agency Says No New Cases of Swine Flu in San Diego

    Saturday, April 25 2009 6:25 PM EDT2009-04-25 22:25:05 GMT
    Saturday, April 25 2009 9:06 PM EDT2009-04-26 01:06:47 GMT
    The county's Health and Human Services Agency said there were no new swine flu cases Saturday and there are no pending suspected cases in San Diego County at this time. 
    The county's Health and Human Services Agency said there were no new swine flu cases Saturday and there are no pending suspected cases in San Diego County at this time. 
  • Mexico Fights Swine Flu with 'Pandemic Potential'

    Mexico Fights Swine Flu with 'Pandemic Potential'

    Saturday, April 25 2009 12:46 PM EDT2009-04-25 16:46:44 GMT
    Saturday, April 25 2009 2:18 PM EDT2009-04-25 18:18:49 GMT
    A deadly new swine flu strain that has killed at least 20 people and sickened more than 1,000 across Mexico has "pandemic potential," the WHO chief said Saturday, and it may be too late to contain the outbreak. 
    A deadly new swine flu strain that has killed at least 20 people and sickened more than 1,000 across Mexico has "pandemic potential," the World Health Organization chief said Saturday, and it may be too late to contain the outbreak. 
  • Fourth Case Of Swine Flu In San Diego

    Fourth Case Of Swine Flu In San Diego

    Friday, April 24 2009 5:37 PM EDT2009-04-24 21:37:12 GMT
    Saturday, April 25 2009 1:52 AM EDT2009-04-25 05:52:09 GMT
    A fourth case of swine flu has been reported in San Diego.  
    A fourth case of swine flu has been reported in San Diego. Health officials have confirmed the illness is the same strain of influenza that has killed at least 60 people and sickened close to 1,000 people in Mexico City, leading to the closure of public buildings in an attempt to stop the spread. 
  • Mexico Swine Flu Deaths Spur Global Epidemic Fears

    Mexico Swine Flu Deaths Spur Global Epidemic Fears

    Friday, April 24 2009 7:48 PM EDT2009-04-24 23:48:00 GMT
    Friday, April 24 2009 7:49 PM EDT2009-04-24 23:49:36 GMT
    A unique strain of swine flu is the suspected killer of dozens of people in Mexico, where authorities closed schools, museums, libraries and theaters in the capital on Friday. 
    A unique strain of swine flu is the suspected killer of dozens of people in Mexico, where authorities closed schools, museums, libraries and theaters in the capital on Friday to try to contain an outbreak that has spurred concerns of a global flu epidemic. 
  • Health Officials: Swine Flu Strain Found In San Diego Same As Mexico

    Health Officials: Swine Flu Strain Found In San Diego Same As Mexico

    Thursday, April 23 2009 7:13 PM EDT2009-04-23 23:13:24 GMT
    Friday, April 24 2009 4:58 PM EDT2009-04-24 20:58:16 GMT
    A strain of swine flu identified in San Diego and Imperial counties is the same one that has killed dozens of people in Mexico, the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease and Prevention said today. 
    A strain of swine flu identified in San Diego and Imperial counties is the same one that has killed dozens of people in Mexico, the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease and Prevention said today. 
  • TUESDAY, April 21, 2009

    2 Southern Calif. Children Contract Rare Strain Of Swine Flu

    2 Southern Calif. Children Contract Rare Strain Of Swine Flu

    Tuesday, April 21 2009 6:07 PM EDT2009-04-21 22:07:58 GMT
    Tuesday, April 21 2009 10:22 PM EDT2009-04-22 02:22:49 GMT
    A 10-year-old in San Diego County and a 9-year-old in Imperial County have contracted swine influenza, a rare respiratory disease usually found in pigs, it was announced today. 
    A 10-year-old in San Diego County and a 9-year-old in Imperial County have contracted swine influenza, a rare respiratory disease usually found in pigs, it was announced today. 
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