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Flu Pandemic

Swine Flu Playing A Role In Mexican Politics

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The slumping economy and the bloody drug war had been Mexican voters' top worries ahead of midterm elections in July. Then the mysterious A(H1N1) viru...

Hong Kong Hotel Quarantine Ends

AP | JEREMIAH MARQUEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HONG KONG — Authorities in Hong Kong released some 280 people from a weeklong quarantine at an upscale hotel late Friday, with guests towing sui...

Japan Confirms First Swine Flu Cases

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO — Japan confirmed its first three swine flu cases Saturday. The two teenage boys and a teacher arrived at Tokyo's Narita International Ai...

WHO: Swine Flu Could Infect 2 Billion People If Becomes Pandemic

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The media's coverage of the H1N1 swine flu epidemic has been criticized by many for being overblown, fire-fanning, scare-mongering, overly hyped, and ...

China Swine Flu Response Criticized As "Unjustified"

Inter Press Service | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Antoaneta Bezlova BEIJING, May 5 (IPS) - Rebuked in the past for its sluggish response and attempts to cover up the 2003 outbreak of severe acut...

Mexico Swine Flu Stimulus Plan Announced To "Rebuild Confidence" In Mexican Goods, Services

AP | MARK STEVENSON and JAMES ANDERSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — Mexico emerged from its swine flu isolation Tuesday as thousands of newspaper vendors, salesmen hawking trinkets and even panhandl...

Swine Flu: China Quarantines 300 In Hong Kong Hotel

AP | DIKKY SINN and MIN LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HONG KONG — Hundreds of tourists and employees were under quarantine in a downtown Hong Kong hotel Saturday after a Mexican guest tested positiv...

Swine Flu Pandemic Would Damage Global Economic Output

Foreign Policy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Comparing the recent outbreak of swine flu to the influenza epidemic of 1918-19 may seem premature. A century ago, 50 million died -- a mortality rate...

WHO: 11 Countries Reporting 257 Flu Cases

UPI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Eleven countries officially reported 257 cases of H1N1, or swine flu, the World Health Organization in Geneva reported Thursday....

Flu Fears: Iraq To Kill Wild Boars At Zoo

AP | KIM GAMEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — The Iraqi government decided Thursday to kill three wild boars at the Baghdad Zoo amid worldwide fears of swine flu, officials said. ...

Swine Flu: China Confident Of Containing Outbreak

UPI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

China's health minister expressed confidence that the country could prevent and contain the H1N1 flu, or swine flu, virus....

WHO Alert Level May Raise Again, To Phase 5

Globe And Mail | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The World Health Organization is moving closer to raising the pandemic alert level once again as the swine flu outbreak continues to hop from one coun...

GOP Still Filibustering Sebelius Despite Flu Outbreak

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

So Kathleen Sebelius will get her confirmation vote as Health and Human Services secretary tomorrow in the Senate -- but even with the flu outbreak, h...

The Politics of a Potential Pandemic: From Sebelius to Smithfield

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Nelson

GOP obstruction is literally interfering with the functioning of the Federal government during a time of crisis.

WATCH: Why NOT to Worry About Swine Flu

Lee Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Camp


Behind the News: Why We're Seeing Outbreaks of Swine Flu, and How We Can Stop it Next Time (Video)

TEDTalks | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Virus hunter Nathan Wolfe is outwitting the next pandemic by staying two steps ahead: discovering new, deadly viruses where they first emerge.

Mexican Lawmaker: Factory Farms Are "Breeding Grounds" of Swine Flu Pandemic

David Kirby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Kirby

We do know that Mexican pigs with swine flu are being destroyed. And we know that Mexican lawmakers think that confined animal feeding operations are making people sick.

Let's Ask Marion Nestle: Who Needs Bioterrorism When We've Got Manure Lagoons?

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

Nestle: "Our report fully documented how confined animal feeding operations promote transmission of nasty -- and often antibiotic resistant -- microbial diseases."

WHO Chief: Swine Flu Has "Pandemic Potential"

AP | MARK STEVENSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's president assumed new powers Saturday to isolate people infected with a deadly swine flu strain as authorities struggled ...

3 Sure-Fire Strategies to Prevent the Swine Flu

Dr. M.J. Wegmann | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. M.J. Wegmann

With today's headlines dominated by the swine flu we need to learn more in order to protect ourselves and our families.

Economics of a Flu Pandemic

Ian Welsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ian Welsh

While I think it's unlikely that the current outbreak of swine flu will reach pandemic proportions, it's worth looking at what a pandemic would be like in economic terms, and what individuals can do to prepare for one.

A Most Dangerous Race

Dr. Lynn C. Klotz | Posted 07.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lynn C. Klotz

The United States should take the lead in starting discussions toward an international agreement requiring the strictest oversight and highest biosafety level for research on other potentially highly contagious and lethal pathogens.