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WHO says flu crisis not an exaggeration

The World Health Organization, facing criticism that it exaggerated the threat of swine flu, said it’s too soon to decide whether the pandemic is more or less deadly than seasonal flu and comparing death rates may be misleading. Mortality from ...

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Dodd offers ‘emergency’ bill on paid flu leave

Sen. Christopher Dodd introduced “emergency” legislation requiring companies to pay employees who miss work because of the swine or seasonal flus. “If paid sick leave had been a reality when this pandemic began, we would be in better shape,” Dodd, ...

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Swine flu invading the workplace?

A year ago at this time, it seemed that every other phone call or e-mail I received from a client was a question about layoffs and downsizing. This fall, the main questions coming my way have been about swine flu ...

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In flu season, only one way to avoid feeling flushed

An old joke on the rivalry between the military services: An Army guy and a Marine are in the restroom. When they’re finished, the Marine stops at the sink, but the soldier heads straight for the door. Leatherneck: “In the ...

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Take your temperature before taking your oath

You've passed the bar! Break out the champagne - and the Germ-X. People who took the Missouri bar exam in July are getting the news of whether they passed and can officially call themselves lawyers. (Click here to read the list) But court officials are urging people to think twice about the spread of the flu as they make plans to attend the enrollment ceremony at the Supreme Court on Sept. 17.

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To fight swine flu, offer paid sick days

In light of the outbreak of swine flu virus in Mexico – and the 286 confirmed cases, so far, in the United States – the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended that “to stay healthy” people should cover ...

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Swine flu hits county

The St. Charles County Department of Community Health and the Environment last week confirmed the first case of H1N1 swine flu in the county. The department said the illness struck a 24-year-old man from O’Fallon. The man, who reportedly took ...

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