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Nov 23, 2011

Nov 23, 2011

CDC confirms similarity of novel H3N2 viruses in Iowa, other states

(CIDRAP News) – Testing by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed that the novel H3N2 viruses that recently sickened three Iowa children are similar to swine-origin viruses containing a gene segment from the 2009 H1N1 virus that have been identified in three other states.

Nov 22, 2011

Nov 22, 2011

Iowa reports three novel swine-origin H3N2 cases

(CIDRAP News) – Health officials in Iowa announced today they have identified novel swine influenza A/H3N2 infections in three children, similar to cases that have been identified over the past months in a handful of other states.

Nov 10, 2011

Nov 10, 2011

UK unveils tiered flu pandemic plan

(CIDRAP News) – The United Kingdom today released an update of its flu pandemic plan, which for the first time addresses three varying levels of impact.

The revision updates the region's 2007 plan, and many of the changes revolve around lessons learned during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic and the latest scientific evidence, the Department of Health said in a press release.

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