Category Archives H1N1 (Swine) Flu

Recent articles, like the one that ran last Friday in USA Today, explore trip cancellation insurance benefits in relation to the H1N1 flu and along the way create the potential for some misunderstandings. To sort out the subtleties, HTB takes a look at a typical product -- TripProtector from HTH Worldwide. The pandemic exclusion clause contained in the TripProtector plan applies strictly…

As speculation increases in the U.S. that the H1N1 vaccine may be available in the next few weeks, it's a good time to focus on the facts, minimize your risk, consider the big picture and recognize that countries need to responsibly share the vaccine.  World Health Organization's (WHO) updates on global H1N1 activity.   Do you know the basic facts on…

H1N1 news will be breaking fast over the coming weeks and months. HTB will try to capture some of the most important angles to keep you posted.  Please tip us off to anything you think we are missing. Global travel helps drive H1N1 transmission. The World Health Organization (WHO) maps the countries where H1N1 is impacting the health care services. …

The World Health Organization (WHO) has published an H1N1 flu alert that summarizes activity around the globe: In the southern hemisphere where flu season is waning, Chile, Argentina, New Zealand, and Australia appear to have passed their peak influenza activity and are returning to baseline levels. South Africa and Bolivia continue to experience high levels of influenza activity. In the…

Although the CDC report of May 22, 2009 suggests there is no significant immunity to the novel H1N1 virus from the seasonal flu vaccine, scientists are still at a loss to explain why the H1N1 virus appears to affect pregnant women and children more than the elderly- a striking departure from the epidemiology of seasonal flu.  The logical conclusion is…

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