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CDC: Swine flu is expected to infect 40 percent of U.S.

The Centers for Disease Control is predicting the H1N1 virus, or swine flu, will infect 40 percent of the American population over the next two years, and that several hundred thousand could die worldwide during that time if they are not properly vaccinated.Despite a lag in media attention in ...

Lee resident dies from H1N1 virus, authorities state

The H1N1 virus, or swine flu, has claimed the life of a 51-year-old Lee County man.Though his name nor any personal information was available Wednesday, the man reported no pre-existing conditions or chronic illnesses prior to his death, according to the Lee County Health Department.Health ...

Confirmations on H1N1 virus still coming in for Lee County residents

With 19 cases of swine flu now confirmed, Lee County ranks third in the state for people afflicted with the H1N1 virus.Confirmations for H1N1 virus cases have been slowing trickling in for residents affected in Lee County, officials said Friday.Confirmation of the type of flu dose not change ...

Nations urge WHO to change swine flu assessment

GENEVA (AP) - China, Britain, Japan and other countries urged the World Health Organization on Monday to be very cautious about declaring the arrival of a swine flu pandemic, fearing that a premature announcement could cause worldwide panic and confusion. WHO bent to their wishes.As the agency ...

Confirmed cases of swine flu rise to 259 in N.Y.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Health officials say New York has 15 new cases of swine flu, bringing the total confirmed to 259.Health Commissioner Richard Daines says Monday the cases include eight in New York City, where the number stands at 186. The total of new cases outside the city rose to 73, with ...

Swine flu cases now at 12 in Lee County

The number of confirmed swine flu cases in Lee County is now 12.The newly confirmed H1N1 cases are in children from Bonita Springs and Lehigh Acres, health department officials said Monday. As with previously confirmed cases, the children had mild symptoms and are recovering with no long-term ...

Eighth case of swine flu confirmed in Lee County

Eight cases of H1N1 virus have now been confirmed in residents in Lee County.The newly confirmed case is an adult male whom resides in south Fort Myers. As with the previously confirmed cases, the man had mild symptoms and is doing fine, officials said."We continue to recommend the same ...

State has 63 cases of swine flu

Florida has 63 confirmed cases of swine flu, with Lee County holding at seven.Those cases are in the following counties: one in Osceola, Alachua, Indian River, Marion, Clay, Collier, Lake, Manatee, Flagler, Seminole, Okeechobee, and Duval, two in Brevard and Palm Beach, 3 in Pinellas, ...

State swine flu cases up to 55

TALAHASSEE (AP) - Officials have confirmed 31 more cases of swine flu in Florida, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 55.The Florida Department of Health on Monday said the new confirmed cases of the virus were in Osceola, Brevard, Sarasota, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Broward, Dade, ...

Mexican students return to class

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Millions of children, many wearing surgical masks, returned to scrubbed and disinfected classrooms Monday after a nationwide shutdown to curb the spread of swine flu in Mexico. The worldwide toll of deaths linked to the illness rose to 61.China, meanwhile, was ramping up ...