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"The Swine Flu Affair" by Richard Neustadt


Vocabulary:

temporary
paralysis
confirmed
immunizations


Interesting Fact:

About 46 million people were vaccinated nationwide, with about 1.26 million doses being distributed in Wisconsin.


Study Questions:

  • Why is it called the swine flu?
  • What happened to the swine flu immunization program in December 1976?
  • Two swine flu cases were reported in Wisconsin. Where did they occur?


    Search these newspaper databases for additional stories about the swine flu:

  • Wisconsin State Journal/The Capital Times
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • BadgerLink Wisconsin Newsstand
  • Wisconsin Historical Society


    U.S. historical events that occurred on December 17:

    1777: France recognizes America's independence.



  • December 17

    December 17, 1976: Nine cases of temporary paralysis were confirmed on this date involving Wisconsin residents who had received swine flu shots. During November, thousands of Wisconsin residents received swine flu immunizations.


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