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Swine Flu Outbreak

Reuters Mangles Flu Story and Blasts "Wild Theories" About "Evil Factory Farms"

David Kirby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Kirby

It's entirely possible that the Smithfield facility at La Gloria had nothing to do with this outbreak. But it's not exactly a "wild theory" -- Smithfield pigs are being tested for the new H1N1 strain as I write this.

SWINE FLU: Egypt Slaughters All Pigs To Prevent Outbreak

Huffington Post | Jessica Gusman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Egyptian government began slaughtering pigs today as a preventative measure to stop the spread of the swine flu, reports the AP. Over 300,000 p...

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...

What Airports and Factory Farms Have in Common: The Possible Smithfield/Swine Flu Connection

Leslie Hatfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Leslie Hatfield

If a commercial flight is a prime breeding ground for airborne infectious disease, consider the digs of modern hogs: factory farms.

Swine Flu Threatens To Be Deadlier Than SARS, Bird Flu

Inter Press Service | Marwaan Macan-Markar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BANGKOK, Apr 29 (IPS) - When the World Health Organisation (WHO) raised the influenza pandemic alert from phase three to an ominous phase four warning...

Swine Flu's Potential Economic Effects: Mexico's Tourism, Retail Sure To Suffer

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Wachovia has issued a report that gives a cursory overview of how the swine flu crisis will effect Mexico as well as international economies, based pr...

Swine Flu Quarantines Planning Memo Sent Out By Department Of Homeland Security

CBS News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has sent a memo to some health care providers noting procedures to be followed if the swine flu outbreak even...

Swine Flu Travel Warnings: Europeans Urged To Avoid Mexico, US Amidst Outbreak

guardian.co.uk | Chris McGreal in Washington, Jo Tuckman in Mexico City and Rachel Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The EU's health commissioner today urged Europeans to postpone non-essential travel to Mexico and the US, as the death toll from the virus in Mexico r...

Pray Away the Swine Flu

Marianne Williamson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marianne Williamson

Dear God, Please take away the swine flu. Amen According to Martin Luther King, Jr. there is a power in us more powerful than the power of bullets. ...

Mexico Combats Swine Flu With Forced Quarantines

Christian Science Monitor | Sara Miller Llana | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Streets in Mexico City that are normally choked with traffic were free-flowing over the weekend. Bars and churches were shut, and parks were empty. Th...

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
TEDTalks

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