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Swine Flu Update

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According to Fox News, cases of the new H1N1 flu virus has now been found in all 50 U.S. states and tests have confirmed the virus in more than 10,000 people across the nation.  Seventeen deaths in the United States have been definitively linked to the swine flu virus, the CDC said.  It was newly found this week in patients in Bulgaria, Vietnam and Jamaica.  Although H1N1 swine flu appears mild, it affects mostly older children and young adults, and experts worry it could change into a more dangerous form.

Travel insurance can help those on vacation that contract the swine flu.  Emergency medical and dental coverage, as well as emergency medical transportation coverage extend to those who contract the virus while traveling.  Some travel insurance carriers allow for cancellation and interruption benefits to apply if the destination is quarantined or if the traveler contracts the swine flu prior to departure.  Always refer to the certificate of coverage for details.