By Maggie Mertens

All around our neighborhood, people are coughing. So we weren’t too surprised when a blog reader, who asked not to be identified, wrote in with a question about the hacking:

Is a ‘cough’ always present with the swine flu, or is it possible for that symptom not to be present and still have H1N1?

Most of the time a cough does go along with the swine flu, Dr. Douglas Kamerow, a family physician and former Assistant Surgeon General, says. The symptoms for swine flu are generally the same as classic influenza, which means a cough is very common.

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•  Azerbaijan reports another confirmed H1N1 case (Link)

•  Quarantine in schools lifted, despite of protests of doctors (Link)

•  Saskatchewan has 2 more suspect H1N1 deaths, others in ICUs (Link)
•  Tamiflu-Resistant Swine Flu Found in Canadian Father (Link)

•  China’s Tough Measures on Flu Appear to Be Effective (Link)
•  A/H1N1 flu kills 36, infects 62,800 in Chinese mainland (Link)

•  second death confirmed from H1N1 (Link)

•  Finland’s death toll from A/H1N1 flu rises to six (Link)

•  Flu SOS before Cuttack match (Link)
•  Kerala confirms another victim, the 20th in state (Link)
•  Jaipur resident doctor suspect H1N1 case  (Link)

•  Swine flu in the region (Link)

•  Death toll of A/H1N1 flu reaches 10 (Link)

North Korea
•  N. Korea Reports No Type A Flu (Link)

•  Another Afghani died in Peshawar (Link)

•  Calm and unvaccinated (Link)

•  A/H1N1 flu rate in Russia up to 4,563 (Link)
•  2 more H1N1 deaths confirmed, total now 26  (Link)
•  Russian film director Maria Solovtsova died in Minsk from flu (Link)

Saudi Arabia
•  Two Hajj pilgrims have been ‘diagnosed’ with H1N1 (Link)

South Korea
•  Actor recovering from H1N1  (Link)

•  36 deaths confirmed from H1N1 (Link)

•  Muslims heading for Mecca tested for H1N1 (Link)

•  Number of registered flu and ARVI cases grew 2.5 times (Link)
•  Suspected hemorrhagic pneumonia outbreak hits Ukraine” (Link)
•  Ukraine PM accuses Yushchenko over H1N1 swine flu (Link)
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United Kingdom
•  Stephen Wright struck down with flu – despite Sky Blues jabs (Link)
•  Flu cases cause 20-fold increase in hospital stays (Link)

United States
•  US (who else?!): Recalculating the Tally in Swine Flu Deaths  (Link)
•  FDA approves Glaxo flu vaccine for use in U.S. (Link)
•  CDC now says 4,000 swine flu deaths in US (Link)
•  CO: 4 more deaths announced in Colorado in past week (Link)
•  IA: Possible Bacterial Meningitis or H1N1 Caused Death (Link)
•  IL: 1st death in Sangamon County, Illinois, an elderly resident (Link)
•  IN: Flu cases tripled in October (Link)
•  KY: Father Speaks Out On Son’s H1N1 Death (Link)
•  MI: Reported Cases of Swine Flu Show Downward Trend for Now (Link)
•  NV: State Tells Las Vegas To Follow CDC Guidelines For Vaccinations (Link)
•  NY: Swine Flu Cases Leads To More Hospital Patients (Link)
•  PA: Flu Screening and Administration Latest Cases (Link)
•  SD: Ethan’s Superintendent Dies Of H1N1 (Link)
•  TX: Houston metro area: 29th and 30th deaths confirmed (Link)
•  VA: Pentagon workers get H1N1 vaccine (Link)
•  VA: Teen suffers rare illness after swine flu shot  (Link)
•  WA: Thurston County missing 2 vials of H1N1 from hospice facility (Link)
•  WV: another flu-like death may be 8th death in West Virginia (Link)

•  Planes are breeding ground for germs (Link)
•  Swine flu: One killer virus, three key questions (Link)

•  Recombinomics: Media Myths on Swin Flu in Ukraine Raise Concerns (Link)
•  Recombinomics: WHO Appeals to Ukraine for Help with Hemorrhagic Pneumonia (Link)
•  Recombinomics: Ukraine Dead Increase to 213 – Still No Sequences (Link)