Thanksgiving Could Reignite Swine Flu Spread

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Health officials say swine flu cases appear to declining throughout most of the U.S., but the specter of Thanksgiving gatherings makes it hard to predict what will happen next.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that reports of swine flu illnesses were widespread in 43 states last week, down from 46 the week before.

CDC officials also say reports have been increasing in a few states, including Maine and Hawaii. They say it's hard to know whether the epidemic has peaked or not, and many people will be gathering -- and spreading germs -- next week at Thanksgiving.


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  • by Jason Location: Jackson on Nov 22, 2009 at 06:50 AM
    Maybe we should just call off Thanksgiving then.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 21, 2009 at 09:07 AM
    They say you have it before you know it.If people know they have it they shouldn't be going to any ones house or out in public places to spread it more.I told all the 36 people expected at the family farm for this holiday,If your sick,don't come,I told them.I don't care,cough,cold,stomach hurts.Stay home if some can't make it,I fix a meal later for them and deliver.People need to be responsible if ill.
  • by JJ Location: Stockbridge on Nov 20, 2009 at 12:04 PM
    Interesting how they know it's declining. No one is testing for it any longer.
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