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More Flu Strain Samples Are Destroyed
Most of the samples of a dangerous flu virus sent to laboratories around the world have been destroyed, easing concerns that the specimens might trigger a deadly pandemic, health officials said Friday.

In the News
Flu Strain Samples Remain at Large: Health Officials Race to Tighten Rules (Post, April 14, 2005)

Deadly Flu Strain Shipped Worldwide: Officials Race to Destroy Samples (Post, April 13, 2005)

Flu Season Arrives, Late but Potent: Sufferers Overflow Emergency Rooms, and 24 Maryland Hospitals Set Restrictions (Post, Feb. 11, 2005)

Health Groups Now Worry About Flu Shot Surplus: CDC Takes Unusual Steps to Dispense Vaccine (Post, Jan. 28, 2005)

Flu-Shot Confusion: Last Fall's Problems Raise Questions of Supply and Demand (Post, Jan. 25, 2005)

Vaccine Shortage Turns to Surplus: U.S. Is Likely to Lift Restrictions and Urge Flu Shots (Post, Jan. 22, 2005)

Fear of Flu Sparks Home-Remedy Sales: 'Natural' Products Take Advantage of Vaccine Shortage (Post, Dec. 22, 2004)

Federal Officials To Expand List Of Who Should Get Flu Vaccine (Post, Dec. 18, 2004)

After Flu Shot Crisis, Demand Dwindles: High-Risk Groups Do Without Vaccine (Post, Dec. 17, 2004)

Many Skipping Flu Shots This Season Despite Availability (Post, Dec. 16, 2004; 6:24 PM)

U.S. to Buy German Flu Vaccine: Report on Obtaining Cheaper Drugs Abroad to Miss Deadline (Post, Dec. 8, 2004)

Flu Shots Sold by Woman Called Authentic (Post, Dec. 6, 2004)

Flu Crisis Sparks Fresh Look at Vaccine Production (Post, Nov. 27, 2004)

A Painstaking Parceling: Communities Agonize Over Flu Vaccine Distribution (Post, Nov. 21, 2004)

U.S. Knew Last Year of Flu Vaccine Plant's Woes (Post, Nov. 18, 2004)

WHO Meeting Warns of Flu Pandemic: Experts Say Countries Have Not Done Enough to Prevent the Spread of Virus (Post, Nov. 13, 2004)

Spray Flu Vaccine Comes at a Trickle: Despite New Doses, FluMist Could Be as Elusive as Shots (Post, Nov. 13, 2004)

CDC Announces Plan To Ration Flu Vaccine: States to Get Doses Based on Risk (Post, Nov. 10, 2004)

Pandemic Risk Spurs Flu Vaccine Planning (Post, Nov. 1, 2004)

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