You Oughta Know

Get weekly updates about swine flu on CDC Web site

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The records: Weekly updates about H1N1 nationwide from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Why you'd want them: The CDC's "FluView" report contains information about the spread of the disease and statistics such as number of hospitalizations and deaths.

Where you get the records: From the CDC's Web site, http://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/.

How much it will cost: The information is free.

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