Many Americans Still Leery of Swine Flu Vaccine

But the equation for this year's swine flu pandemic is already vastly different. The 1976 virus never spread beyond 240 soldiers stationed at the base, while the current outbreak has already sickened more than 340,000 people worldwide, killing 4,100 or more, according to the World Health Organization.

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Visit the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for more on the H1N1 swine flu.

SOURCES: Anthony Fauci, M.D., director, U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Robert Frenck, M.D., professor, pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, and member, American Academy of Pediatrics' committee on infectious diseases; Nathan Litman, M.D., director, pediatrics, and chief, pediatric infectious diseases, the Children's Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center, New York City; Sept. 24, 2009, University of Michigan poll; Associated Press; Oct. 13, 2009, news release, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Bethesda, Md.

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