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Swine flu surge closes schools, tests hospitals

Washington Post, September 28, 2009
After months of warnings and preparations, the second wave of the swine flu pandemic is starting to be felt around the country, as doctors, health clinics, hospitals, and schools are reporting rapidly increasing numbers of patients experiencing flu symptoms. While so far most cases are mild and the healthcare system is handling the load, officials say the number of people seeking treatment for the flu is unprecedented for this time of year.