June 11, 2009 WHO's likely declaration of a swine flu pandemic today feels a bit anticlimactic, since we've been warned for weeks.
May 29, 2009 Wheelchair tai chi helps disabled Americans, both the jocks and the non-jocks.
May 22, 2009 WHO will not declare that swine flu, or H1N1, has reached pandemic proportions. But it's leaving open the question for now of whether it will change its own definition of exactly what would trigger a pandemic.
May 21, 2009 Many countries are questioning why the WHO has not moved the new swine flu pandemic threat level from an imminent pandemic to an actual one.
May 18, 2009 When Egypt slaughtered its pig population to protect the country against swine flu a few weeks ago, many scientists dismissed it as an overreaction. There is no evidence eat
May 6, 2009 Why do outbreaks caused by flu and other viruses often seem worse initially than they turn out to be?
May 6, 2009 Not to pick on Egypt but that nation continues to exhibit among the most extreme reactions to swine flu to be seen internationally.
May 5, 2009 This Russia Today report on the swine flu is a weird mash-up of several flu-related stories ranging from the humorous to the super serious. It all makes sense when you take into account that the Russian news
May 5, 2009 A Mexican official reported today that the swine flu's financial impact on his nation's economy was more than $2 billion so far.
May 5, 2009 Why hasn't Egypt slaughtered its entire poultry population?
May 5, 2009 Mexico brings residents home from China.
May 5, 2009 A Canadian man describes how his wife was forced into quarantine by Chinese authorities.
May 4, 2009 "Up to 20 countries worldwide have banned imports of pork and other meat," Reuters is reporting. The news service says
May 4, 2009 The World Health Organization's daily swine flu briefing on Sunday dealt with a burning culinary question du jour --- at least among the European press. What about cured ham products?
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May 1, 2009 BOGOTA, Colombia — Here in the South American country closest to Mexico, authorities scrambled to stockpile antiviral medication to fight swine flu and told schools to send home children who show up to classes with symptoms of the virus.
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