Betty Ann Bowser takes an in-depth look at two families attempting to cope with the H1N1 flu.
The H1N1 swine flu virus is now widespread in 46 states, has hospitalized more than 20,000 people and caused more than 1,000 deaths in the U.S., Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Friday.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that the H1N1 flu's effects have already matched those of the seasonal flu. Ray Suarez reports.
Throughout the nation, concern over a possible H1N1 vaccine shortage is causing chaos at hospitals. Betty Ann Bower visits a clinic in Maryland for more.
Health officials warn that young people are expected to be hit the hardest this year by the H1N1 virus. Margaret Warner speaks with the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for more.
The flu season might start earlier than expected, complicating efforts to distribute an H1N1 vaccine before people are infected. Betty Ann Bowser reports.
By Travis Daub
Distribution centers around the country began receiving shipments of the much anticipated H1N1 flu vaccine this week. Those costs, as well as the economic blow of closed schools and lost productivity, could set back the fragile U.S. economy.
The World Health Organization warned Friday that global production of vaccine for the H1N1 flu strain over the next year will fall short of the 4.9 billion doses previously forecast.
A new study released by University of Maryland researchers this month found that the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus may have a biological advantage over other seasonal flu viruses this winter.
As students head back to school, education systems and universities across the country are bracing for potential outbreaks of the H1N1 swine flu and trying to prepare for the unknown.
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