swine flu scare in Spain

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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