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World Influenza Pandemic Declared

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Though the media is not paying much attention to the matter, the World Health Orginization has declared the first pandemic in over 41 years.
Dr Margaret Chan
Director-General of the World Health Organization
Ladies and gentlemen,
In late April, WHO announced the emergence of a novel influenza A virus.
This particular H1N1 strain has not circulated previously in humans. The [...]

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Influenza A(H1N1) Update

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As of 06:00 GMT, 17 May 2009, 39 countries have officially reported 8480 cases of influenza A(H1N1) infection.
Mexico has reported 2895 laboratory confirmed human cases of infection, including 66 deaths. The United States has reported 4714 laboratory confirmed human cases, including four deaths. Canada has reported 496 laboratory confirmed human cases, including one death. Costa [...]

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Swine Influenza (Flu) Update on Outbreak

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In response to an intensifying outbreak in the United States and internationally caused by a new influenza virus of swine origin, the World Health Organization raised the worldwide pandemic alert level to Phase 5 on April 29, 2009. A Phase 5 alert is a “strong signal that a pandemic is imminent and that the time [...]

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WHO Issues Epidemic and Pandemic Alert

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The World Health Organization has issued a swine flu alert:
Epidemic and Pandemic Alert and Response (EPR)
Influenza-like illness in the United States and Mexico
The United States Government has reported seven confirmed human cases of Swine Influenza A/H1N1 in the USA (five in California and two in Texas) and nine suspect cases. All seven confirmed cases had [...]

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Swine Flu: When Pigs Fly

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In one of the most bizarre disease outbreaks on record, a strain of swine flu has combined with bird flu and is killing humans. Over 1,000 people have been infected in Mexico with 70-100 deaths. At least 7 cases have been reported in the U.S.
The Center For Disease Control Reports:
Swine Influenza (Flu)
Swine Influenza [...]

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