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Effects of Swine Flu Reports on Various Sectors

Worries about swine flu swept through a variety of sectors after the outbreak became public a week ago. Food companies were hit by concerns - later called unwarranted - that the virus could be contracted by eating pork. Hotels and airlines suffered as business travelers and tourists were told to stay home. Some drug companies got a boost because they sell, or are developing, products that counter flu strains.


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