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Risk the shot or risk the flu

Public health officials want people to get vaccinated for swine flu. But only half of parents nationwide say they plan to get their kids vaccinated. Many say they're worried about vaccine side-effects. Julie Grant reports some government policies may have inadvertently made people concerned about vaccine safety.  Go to full article

Clinton County reports swine flu death

The H1N1 virus, or swine flu, claimed its first victim in the North Country this week. Health officials in Clinton County say an adult who was not immunized with the H1N1 vaccine died after being admitted to the CVPH Medical Center with a flu-like illness. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

North Country gets small initial shipment of "swine flu" vaccine

The vaccine for the H1N1 virus--or swine flu--reached county health departments across the North Country this week. Each county got at least 200 doses of flu mist. It's a nasal spray that uses a live, but weakened version of the virus. But, as Jonathan Brown reports, the counties have different plans for this limited, first round of vaccine.  Go to full article
Researchers will create "clouds" of infectious microbes in this containment area (Source:  Trudeau Institute)
Researchers will create "clouds" of infectious microbes in this containment area (Source: Trudeau Institute)

New Saranac Lake lab will push frontiers of disease research, cautiously

Yesterday we reported on the growth of the Trudeau Institute in Saranac Lake, which is adding three new research teams. Over the next few months, Trudeau Institute will certify its new research wing, named for former state Senator Ronald Stafford. Once it's brought on-line, the facility will be closed to the public forever. Even most of the Institute's staff won't be allowed inside. That's because the researchers working in the lab will handle some of world's deadliest diseases, including airborne strains of tuberculosis and influenza. Brian Mann was allowed a rare glimpse inside the lab and has our story.  Go to full article

NY to get first swine flu vaccine doses next week

New York state will get its first doses of swine flu vaccine next week, with many reserved for health care workers, some of whom oppose the mandatory inoculations. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Daines urges preparation for swine flu season

New York state Health Commissioner Richard Daines was in Lake Placid yesterday. He held a town hall meeting to talk about preparations for H1N1 swine flu. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Swine flu reported in Essex County

Public health officials in Essex County are reporting their first confirmed case of swine flu. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Swine flu cases in NY slow

State Health commissioner Dr Richard Daines says the swine flu outbreak in New York is winding down. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Two Lewis County swine flu samples test negative

State health officials say two suspected cases of swine flu in Lewis County have tested negative. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

The science of Swine Flu

The director of Saranac Lake's Trudeau Institute says initial evidence shows swine flu may not be very lethal and could be easily controlled by vaccination. Dr. David Woodland took part in a panel discussion on swine flu Friday at Paul Smith's College. As Chris Knight reports, the event focused on the science of influenza, the likelihood of swine flu pandemic and pandemic preparedness.  Go to full article

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