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Monday, April 27, 2009

Swine flu outbreak causes global concern

An outbreak of swine flu that started in Mexico appears poised to spread across the globe, with confirmed cases in California, Texas, Ohio and New York. The possibility of a pandemic ...

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Swine flu update with epidemiologist Dr. Richard Wenzel and BBC's Ros Atkins

We are closely tracking the swine flu outbreak in Mexico that is rapidly spreading across the globe. There are confirmed cases in the United States and Canada and now Spain's health m...

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Swine flu update with Laurie Garrett and Keith Bradsher

We are continuing our coverage of the swine flu outbreak. The flu started in Mexico, which is reporting over 1600 people believed to have contracted the virus resulting in 103 deaths....

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Rudy Maxa answers your flu-related travel questions

In the wake of an outbreak in swine flu in Mexico that has been spreading, a health official for the European Union urged Europeans to avoid non-essential travel to the United States ...

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