What you need to know about swine flu:
• Another reason to give thanks: Protection for Americans from swine flu might not be complete until Thanksgiving.
• CDC weighs in: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicts numb
• Swine flu switcheroo: Scientists now say school-age children and their parents should get vaccinated to prevent flu's spread.
• Enough vaccine? A logjam at the factory will mean less flu shots available in October.
• Fear factor: Timely new book called Dread exposes the fear and fantasy that fuel epidemics.
• Pork panic: The CDC says it's safe to eat pork, but there is a "global hesitation" to eat it.
• Passive surveillance: The U.S. is prepared for a pandemic, but government officials say they will continue on this path for now.
• Ground zero? Hundreds of residents living near a huge hog farm in Mexico say the flu began there in February.
• Travel advisories: Business travelers should consider postponing all non-essential travel. (April 27)
• Are your kids safe? What parents need to know.
• Getting information: CDC uses Twitter to quickly share information with the public.
• The causes: Is the epidemic linked to water pollution from a Smithfield Foods hog operation in Perote, Mexico?
• Death toll: Deaths in Mexico signal the possibility of a global epidemic.
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