Beware The Fair: Swine Flu Cases From Pigs Increasing

Updated Aug. 10: It’s the season for visiting the local fair, but it might be safer checking out the blue-ribbon pies instead of the pigs: Federal health officials report a “big increase” in the number of people with swine flu after coming in close contact with sick pigs at county or state fairs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say there are now 145 cases of the new H3N2 swine flu since July 12 — a significant jump from …

Stay FLUent: Questions and Answers for a (still) Complex Flu Season

Yep, folks. That’s me…getting my flu shot. I just got it,too. About a week ago. After missing my vaccination clinic at work…then being too busy (okay, maybe too lazy and scared) to head down to a drugstore or to call my doctor to get one…my father took me over to our neighborhood CVS for my flu shot. Right after I got off the plane!! One important thing I learned when talking to the nurse is that it is definitely not …

Contest Fever: Catch It!

HHS is holding a YouTube competition for a flu PSA with a cash prize of $2,500 for the winning entry.

News To Know: Swine Flu Hullaballoo

With the swine flu outbreak all over the news, how concerned should you be?