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Updates on the current Flu situation

Proposed law would requiring employers to pay workers for sick time off would promote swine flu pandemic

It sounds good at first: When employers send sick workers home so they don't spread swine flu around the work environment, they must still pay those workers for the full day's work.

President Obama declares national emergency over swine flu pandemic; but why?

According to the CDC, swine flu infections have already peaked, and the pandemic is on its way out. Peak infection time was the middle of October, where one in five U.S. children experienced the flu, says the CDC. Out of nearly 14,000 suspected flu cases tested during the week ending on October 10, 2009, 99.6% of those were influenza A, and the vast majority of those were confirmed as H1N1 swine flu infections.

Tests show flu spreads from schools

Results of tens of thousands of flu tests indicate that the pandemic H1N1 virus is spreading from school-aged children to the rest of the U.S. population, makers of the tests say.

Wed Oct 21, 2009

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Results of tens of thousands of flu tests indicate that the pandemic H1N1 virus is spreading from school-aged children to the rest of the U.S. population, makers of the tests say.