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By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology is warning that the swine flu could cause up to 90,000 U.S. deaths, mainly among children and young adults, and see more than 1.8 million hospitalized if the H1N1 virus resurges as expected this fall.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is estimating that 40 percent of Americans may contract swine flu within the next two years, about twice the number of people who usually get sick in a normal flu season.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a global flu pandemic for Swine Flu after documenting the spread of the A/H1N1 virus to 74 nations where more than 300,000 people have been infected and 141 have died.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer A man known for his autocratic style who recently spearheaded a massive condom-distribution program in New York City has been appointed by President Barack Obama to head the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer US dioceses are beginning to introduce measures aimed at preventing swine flu outbreaks such as temporarily banning the cup at Communion, discouraging reception of Communion on the tongue, and eliminating the sign of peace during Mass.
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