One quarter of Americans sick enough to be hospitalized with
H1N1 flu last spring wound up needing intensive care and 7 percent
of them died, the first such study of the early months of the
global epidemic suggests.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Three powerful earthquakes rocked the
South Pacific near the Vanuatu archipelago Thursday, generating a
small tsunami just over a week after another, massive wave killed
178 people in the Samoas and Tonga.
APIA, Samoa — Convoys of military vehicles brought food, water
and medicine to the tsunami-stricken Samoas Thursday as victims
wandered through what was left of their villages with tales of
being trapped underwater and watching children drown.