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This page aims to provide you with the very latest swine flu news from around the world.

There are many different types of swine flu and like human flu, the infection is constantly changing. Swine flu has in the past not normally infected humans, although sporadic cases do occur usually in people who have had close contact with pigs. There have also been occasional documented cases of humans passing the infection to other humans.

Person to person transmission of swine flu is not good news and it is thought to spread in the same way as seasonal flu – through coughing and sneezing. Swine flu news reports about the outbreak in Mexico seems to suggest a new type of swine flu that contains DNA that is typically found in avian and human viruses.

The World Health Organization has confirmed that at least some of the cases are caused by a new strain of H1N1.

It is genetically different from the fully human H1N1 seasonal influenza virus that has been circulating globally for the past few years. This one contains DNA that is typical to avian, swine and human viruses, including elements from European and Asian swine viruses

The geographical spread of the outbreaks of swine flu is worrying news – while 13 of the 20 original deaths were in Mexico City, the rest were spread across Mexico – four in central San Luis Potosi, two up near the US border in Baja California, and one in southern Oaxaca state.
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Flu Cases Nearing Numbers From 2009 Swine Flu Outbreak - Peoria Public Radio Fri, 16 Feb 2018 21:27:26 GMT

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Flu Cases Nearing Numbers From 2009 Swine Flu Outbreak
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Health officials across the country report flu cases are starting to match numbers seen from the H1N1 outbreak nearly a decade ago. Credit Senior Airman Areca T. Wilson/ U.S. Air Force. There have been nearly as many doctor's visits for flu-like ...
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Another flu death reported in Tarrant County as both A and B strains rageFort Worth Star Telegram
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Children's deaths from flu rise sharply amid signs that season may be hitting plateau - Washington Post Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:27:16 GMT

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Children's deaths from flu rise sharply amid signs that season may be hitting plateau
Washington Post
The CDC's latest weekly report shows that the percentage of doctor visits for fever, cough and other flu symptoms was the same during the week of Feb. 4-10 as the week before — about 1 in every 13 visits. The figures are based on updated data showing ...
Officials: Alamance flu rates recall swine flu of 2009-10Burlington Times News
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This flu season is now as bad as the 2009 swine flu - PBS NewsHour Fri, 09 Feb 2018 19:14:49 GMT

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This flu season is now as bad as the 2009 swine flu
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Flu and flu-related pneumonia deaths have lagged a little behind some recent bad seasons. The CDC counts flu deaths in children and there have been 63 so far. They have gone as high as about 170 in a season. Overall, there are estimated to be as many ...
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Maharashtra scales up swine flu vaccination - Times of India Sat, 17 Feb 2018 03:14:00 GMT

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Maharashtra scales up swine flu vaccination
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PUNE: Intensifying its fight against swine flu, the state government has procured 1.25 lakh vaccine doses in the first phase for free immunization of high-risk individuals, including pregnant women and those suffering from diabetes and hypertension ...

Flu death toll hits 66 in Georgia, season now as bad as swine flu pandemic of 2009 - Columbus Ledger-Enquirer Mon, 12 Feb 2018 13:32:02 GMT

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Flu death toll hits 66 in Georgia, season now as bad as swine flu pandemic of 2009
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“Flu is something we face every year,” said Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. J. Patrick O'Neal. “It's not the common cold. It's something to be reckoned with. It's terribly important for the public to understand that the best ...
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Texas fitness trainer Jeremy Westerman killed by swine flu - Daily Mail - Daily Mail Fri, 09 Feb 2018 23:53:35 GMT

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Texas fitness trainer Jeremy Westerman killed by swine flu - Daily Mail
Daily Mail
Jeremy Westerman, 27, was killed by the swine flu last month. He is one of at least 20 deaths in the Dallas-Fort Worth area which has been hit particularly hard this deadly flu season.
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Girl, 10, is fighting for life after her lung COLLAPSED and the other failed due to the swine flu - Daily Mail Thu, 08 Feb 2018 18:40:43 GMT

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Girl, 10, is fighting for life after her lung COLLAPSED and the other failed due to the swine flu
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A 10-year-old girl is fighting for her life after a swine flu diagnosis led to pneumonia, causing one lung to collapse and the other to fail. Keyona Richardson, of Aurora, Colorado, fell ill with a mild cough and fever last Wednesday and a doctor ...
Mom Warns Parents as Daughter Fights for Life After Rare Swine Flu DiagnosisPopCulture.com

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Colorado Mom Warns Parents as Daughter, 10, Fights for Her Life After Rare Swine Flu Diagnosis - PEOPLE.com Thu, 08 Feb 2018 14:23:37 GMT

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Colorado Mom Warns Parents as Daughter, 10, Fights for Her Life After Rare Swine Flu Diagnosis
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A 10-year-old girl from Colorado is in the pediatric ICU as she fights the flu and a pneumonia diagnosis that has left her on a ventilator. Kristie Richardson says her 10-year-old daughter, Keyona, came down with a mild cough and fever on Wednesday ...

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Dallas Radio Vets Remember Edge Host Jerry Lentz, Who Died at 54 From Swine Flu - Dallas Observer Mon, 05 Feb 2018 10:07:34 GMT

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Dallas Radio Vets Remember Edge Host Jerry Lentz, Who Died at 54 From Swine Flu
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Former DJ and morning show host Jerry Lentz loved what he did for a living. Lentz, who died at age 54 on Jan. 27, was one of the first on-air personalities for the now-defunct station The Edge KDGE-FM, and he made the job look easy. "He was extremely ...

My toddler was so sick with the flu. Here's why I think he survived. - Washington Post Sun, 18 Feb 2018 13:08:27 GMT

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My toddler was so sick with the flu. Here's why I think he survived.
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I knew my son was sick when he didn't want the iPad. Normally, my energetic toddler would have been begging to get his sticky fingers on the screen, but when I set it down next to him, he didn't even reach for it. Later that night, I asked the urgent ...
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