Well, we are overdue for a thinning of the herd...

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Stock up on hand sanitizers and face masks -- this could get interesting if you live in a large city. From Reuters:
Global flu epidemic fear grows, more U.S. cases
A new flu that has killed up to 68 people in Mexico could start a global epidemic, the World Health Organization warned on Saturday, as tests showed the strain might be spreading in the United States.

Mexico's crowded capital, where most of the deaths happened and home to some 20 million people, hunkered down in fear of the swine flu.
From N.Y. City's WCBS-TV:
Officials: 8 NYC Students Probably Have Swine Flu
At least eight students at a high school in New York City probably have human swine influenza, but authorities don't know for sure whether they have the strain that has killed people in Mexico.

City health officials say more than 100 students at the private St. Francis Preparatory School in Queens have come down with a fever, sore throat and other aches and pains.

New York City Health Commissioner Thomas Frieden says a government lab needs to do more testing before authorities can pinpoint which strain of flu the students have.
The World Health Organization pegs it at a three on a scale of one through six. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have a good page with a status report and common ways to minimize spread. Finally, there is a list of products available on Amazon.com These are for Bird Flu but same virus, different genetics and vector.

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