Medicine: Asian Flu, U.S. Style

The number of reported Asian flu cases in the U.S. passed 100,000 last week as the disease spread to 37 states. The Public Health Service reports 14 people dead of reactions "associated with Asian flu." Only in Mississippi, with 24,600 cases, was there evidence of an epidemic, but other states may not be far behind. Most strongly affected so far were schools. At the University of Colorado, 670 students (out of 9,733) were bedded. Texas Christian University at Fort Worth estimated that 700 students out of 5,400 were down with flu; many high school football games all over the state were...

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