Friday, June 12, 2009

Almost 30,000 Confirmed Cases of Swine Flu

CNN is reporting that we have almost 30,000 confirmed cases of swine flu (H1N1) around the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) says that swine flu can't be stopped and that it's a pandemic. H1N1 has already reached over 70 countries and thing are going to get worse this fall and winter when the regular flu season hits. Will we see a safe and effective vaccine hit the market before this happens?

The swine flu pandemic is the first flu pandemic in the 21st century. Things today are very different compared to the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918. Considering the amount of international travel that occurs these days, it's no wonder that swine flu spread so quickly. How will this impact your summer travel plans?

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