How To Prevent H1N1
By Dorkys Ramos | 09/10/2009 - 11:12

Last Spring, we got an unexpected flu scare when the H1N1 (or Swine) Flu crashed onto the scene. Now that flu season is right around the corner, it’s important to know the differences between seasonal Influenza and the H1N1 Flu, what to do if you get either one and how you can protect yourself and your family from contracting them.

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Costa Rican President Óscar Arias Has Swine Flu
By Mariela Rosario | 08/12/2009 - 12:15

President Óscar Arias of Costa Rica recently confirmed that he has been diagnosed with the Swine Flu. The Noble Peace Prize winner said in a statement that he is being quarantined at his home and receiving treatments of the anti-flu medicine oseltamivir.

"The pandemic makes no distinctions," Arias pointed out, "I am one more case in this country and I am being submitted to the recommendations that health authorities have established for the entire population."

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Obama Addresses Plans to Curb Swine Flu
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 08/10/2009 - 17:15

President Barack Obama completed a two-day trip to Guadalajara, Mexico, where he took part in a summit—dubbed the Three Amigos' summit—with Mexican President Felipe Calderon and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The three met today to discuss, among other things, their commitment to fighting swine flu and climate change. In a joint statement, they said their countries will collaborate to combat the threats.

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World Health Organization Official: Swine Flu Close to Becoming Global Pandemic
By Akanke Small | 06/04/2009 - 13:45

Just because Swine Flu is no longer a top story on the news doesn't mean we're out of the woods. The spread of the H1N1 virus (aka Swine Flu) to Australia, the U.K., Japan and Spain means that it is close to becoming a global pandemic, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Mexican Citizens Quarantined in China Return Home
By Mariela Rosario | 05/06/2009 - 15:00

After being quarantined against their will by the Chinese government, dozens of Mexican citizens (none of whom displayed signs of being infected with the swine flu virus) returned home today. First lady Margarita Zavala waited to greet the passengers as they arrived at the international airport in Mexico

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Mexico Lifting Flu Bans
By Mariela Rosario | 05/05/2009 - 11:50

Citizens of Mexico City are anxiously awaiting life to return to normal after health officials declared the worst to be over in the swine flu outbreak. President Felipe Calderon went on national television on Sunday evening to tell people that the national shutdown seemed to have been effective in curtailing the outbreak within the nation's borders. Although the shut down may have helped in terms of assuaging health concerns, it has dealt a blow to the local economy, especially in the capital city.

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Top 5 Ways to Avoid the Swine Flu
By Lori Hoffman | 05/01/2009 - 14:00

Washing your hands will only get you so far. As fear of the swine flu (influenza H1N1) sends people everywhere into a panic, it’s more important than ever to keep your immune system strong. Nutritionist Sylvia Klinger shares her Top 5 body boosters with

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Racists Using Swine Flu As Excuse to Promote Hate
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 04/29/2009 - 17:40

The frenzy over swine flu has spurred another potentially deadly outbreak: racist hate-mongering against Mexicans and Mexican-American immigrants. Conservative journalists and scared American citizens are looking for someone, anything to blame for this still small global outbr

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Swine Flu Outbreak in Mexico Raises Fear of Global Epidemic
By Mariela Rosario | 04/27/2009 - 13:45

An outbreak of swine flu, originating in central Mexico, has raised fears of a global epidemic. Keiji Fukuda, a World Health Organization official, says that the form of flu that originated in Mexico is a genetic mixture of viruses that have been seen in pigs, birds and people prior to this outbreak. It’s been dubbed "swine flu" because the overall genetic structure of the virus is of the type that has normally affected pigs.

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