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US Preparing for a Massive Battle Against Swine Flu

As researchers around the world continue to be skeptical about the steps taken against the spread of swine flu and fear that the H1N1 virus could come back in full swing this fall, U.S. which has been the worst affected so far, is preparing to avert the crisis.

Florida's surgeon general announced that the state would soon begin a massive drive to immunize people against swine flu, starting with school children. President Obama has cited his concern about the possible return of the virus and asked the state and public health officials to remain vigilant.

Kathleen Sebelius, Health and Human Services chief, expects that some H1N1 vaccine should be developed by mid-October. A decision is yet to be made on whether all Americans should be vaccinated and how the vaccination would be carried out. With over 170 deaths so far in the U.S., the flu must be dealt with and eradicated as soon as possible.

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