October 23, 2009 The 2009 H1N1 virus has spread across the United States, with millions infected. The virus is mostly causing complications in children and young people. Overall pediatric deaths and hospitalization rates from flu are higher than usual and continue to climb.
October 22, 2009 When more than 100 students at the U.S. Air Force Academy were diagnosed with swine flu, doctors had an opportunity to study the virus closely. They discovered that some cadets who had been symptom-free for more than 24 hours still had the live virus in their noses.
October 17, 2009 Despite the warnings of a pandemic of the H1N1 swine flu, less than half of Americans say they plan to receive the new vaccine. Health professionals are worried and shaping their message to change these skeptical minds, but it won't be easy.
October 14, 2009 New York is the only state so far to require all workers in hospitals and clinics to get immunized against the flu. Advocates say it's a matter of patient safety, while opponents worry about the effectiveness and side effects. They also argue about the principle: They want control over what's injected into their bodies.