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Countries Take Action Against Swine Flu

Governments around the world are launching medical and clean up operations to protect citizens against swine flu infections.

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Diseases Travel Fast, but So Do Tools to Fight Them
Article | LONDON, April 28 -- Teenagers in New Zealand, honeymooners in Scotland, high-schoolers in New York and tourists in Israel all are sick from the same bug caught just days ago on trips to Mexico.
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Schools Shut by Flu Can Reopen
Article | U.S. health officials yesterday retracted a recommendation that schools close for as long as two weeks if a student catches swine flu, a move that reflects growing confidence that the outbreak may be milder than initially feared, despite the death of the first American from the illness.
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CDC Says Flu Responses Will Vary
Article | The acting head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said yesterday that there is no single best way for communities to respond to the growing outbreak of swine flu, and he played down the role the nation's chief public health agency will play in managing the illness around the country.
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In the Workplace, Awaiting Guidance on How to Counter Flu
Article | As recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention prompt more schools to close for extended periods because of the swine flu outbreak, businesses and other organizations are getting a much less clear message from public health officials.
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Flu's True Severity Is Still Unknown
Article | So is this new swine flu outbreak the next great plague, or just a global spasm of paranoia?
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Governors Differ On Flu Response
Article | When they awoke Monday to the increasing reality of a swine flu pandemic, top officials on either side of the Potomac chose virtually identical words to reassure the worried public.
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CDC: Swine Flu Outbreak Signs 'Encouraging'
Article | The swine flu virus has spread to 36 states and infected at least 286 people, but the outbreak at this point appears to be milder than initially feared, U.S. officials said Monday, and Mexico declared that the epidemic is "slowing."

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