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2009-05-12 21:56:13

China plans to bail out pig farmers who have been hit by a sharp drop in pork prices caused both by a glut and public concerns about the swine flu. The National Bureau of Statistics says pork prices fell 28.6 percent in April from the same month last year, China Daily reported Wednesday/ The decline has led the government to consider buying up large quantities of pork to stabilize prices, the newspaper said. Pig farmers have been told to stop expanding their farms in light of fear of the A...

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2009-05-11 06:30:00

This weekend, Chinese authorities confirmed the country’s first case of swine flu on the mainland despite having enforced some of the most stringent and controversial precautionary measures of any government.

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2009-05-08 12:25:00

US President Barack Obama dropped in on a Spanish-language town hall meeting -- but addressed the group in English, except for a muchas gracias at the end.

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2009-05-08 15:58:21

The CDC said Friday that the number of US cases of swine flu had doubled almost overnight.

2009-05-08 11:01:00

What's flu got to do, got to do with AIDS? COPENHAGEN, May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Swine flu aka H1N1 (and money) is all we seem to hear about in the news at the moment. Mixed messages on the severity of the so called pandemic.

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2009-05-07 06:20:00

After a five-day government-mandated shutdown, many businesses in Mexico have begun to re-open their doors as swine flu fears slowly begin to subside.

2009-05-05 12:21:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Joon Yun, Director, Palo Alto Institute: The number of confirmed cases of Swine Flu Fear (SFF) in the United States may have surpassed 100 million amid increasing global anxiety over a menace that authorities around the world are struggling to contain.

2009-05-04 14:22:00

PITTSBURGH, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Monitoring Systems (HMS) is a Pittsburgh-based company pioneering a new field in the healthcare information technology arena: Community Health Surveillance.

2009-05-04 14:24:44

Russian health regulators added some Canadian provinces and South Carolina as banned sources for meat and meat products due to the swine flu outbreak. The banned products include meat items that have not undergone thermal treatment, Prime-Tass reported Monday. Spain was also added to the list of banned sources.

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2009-05-04 12:45:00

Authorities in Egypt are following through with the nationwide slaughter of thousands of pigs in order to protect citizens against the swine flu virus despite criticism from the UN.


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2011-01-12 16:33:15

Dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF), caused by the dengue virus, is among the spectrum of acute febrile tropical disease and is transmitted by mosquitoes. Occurring mainly in the tropics it can be life threatening and is caused by four closely related virus stereotypes of the genus Flavivirus. It was identified and named in 1779. It has a nickname of "breakbone fever" due to it causing sever generalized bodyache. It tends to be more prevalent in the urban districts of its range...

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