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On Your Side: Watch out for swine flu scams

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Updated: 04/30/2009 - Don't we all have enough to be concerned with the potentially deadly swine flu? There's all the health issues and now you'll want to be wary of some scams associated with this whole thing.

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CDC confirms 10 swine flu cases in SC

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Updated: 04/30/2009 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday that South Carolina's cases bring the national total to more than 100 confirmed cases of the virus. Ten other states also have confirmed cases.

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Officials: 1st confirmed swine flu case in Ga.

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Updated: 04/30/2009 - The head of Georgia's Division of Public Health said Thursday a 30-year-old woman from Kentucky who had traveled to LaGrange in west Georgia had fallen ill. She had been in Cancun, Mexico earlier this month.

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Second SC school closes amid flu-like illness

Posted: 04/30/2009 - Greenville County School District spokesman Oby Lyles says officials decided to close Mauldin High School on Thursday as a precaution after 18 of 70 students returning from the trip reported illnesses.

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Doctors say don't panic because of swine flu

Swine Flu

Updated: 04/30/2009 - It's been less than a week since federal health officials announced the swine flu virus spread from Mexico into the United States. But the virus has some people overreacting.

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SC DHEC update on swine flu sampling

Posted: 04/29/2009 - A total of 10 probable cases of the swine flu virus has been identified in the state, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control announced today.

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BBB warns against Swine Flu scams

Posted: 04/29/2009 - The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to be on the lookout for fraudulent e-mails and Web sites trying to take advantage of the current swine flu outbreak.

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CDC: Swine flu claims 1st victim in US

Posted: 04/29/2009 - The CDC says swine flu has killed a 23-month-old child in Texas. It's the first U.S. death in the current outbreak.

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Local schools respond to swine flu scare

Updated: 04/28/2009 - Local schools are responding to a swine flu scare. MCG Health has decided to do selective testing. The Richmond County School system is also stepping up its watch for swine flu.

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Perdue signs flu vaccine bill

Posted: 04/28/2009 - With concerns rising over the outbreak of swine flu, Gov. Sonny Perdue has signed a bill that gives him the power to declare a "pandemic influenza" state of emergency.

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Seasonal vaccine no help against swine flu

Posted: 04/28/2009 - U.S. health officials say they are "very pessimistic" that the seasonal flu vaccine protects against the unique swine flu infecting people in the United States, Mexico and other countries.

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