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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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Three more succumb to swine flu in Hyderabad, 491 cases in ... - The News Minute Sun, 24 Sep 2017 02:56:35 GMT

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Three more succumb to swine flu in Hyderabad, 491 cases in ...
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Swine Flu continues to take its toll on Telangana, as three more patients succumbed to the H1N1 influenza virus at Hyderabad's Gandhi Hospital this week.
Three more succumb to swine flu in IndoreIndia Today
3 more succumb to swine flu, toll touches 30 in TelanganaTimes of India
Three die of suspected swine fluThe Hans India
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Pigs recently shown at Md. fair have swine flu; investigation underway - Washington Post Wed, 20 Sep 2017 22:48:36 GMT

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Pigs recently shown at Md. fair have swine flu; investigation underway
Washington Post
Pigs that were recently exhibited at a county fair in Maryland are sick with swine flu. State officials said in a statement Wednesday that it's not yet known whether humans are vulnerable to this particular strain. An investigation is underway. The ...
7 people contract swine flu strain from infected pigs at Charles Co ...WTOP
Officials: Pigs exhibited at county fair in Maryland have swine fluBaltimore Sun
Swine flu found in pigs at county fair in MarylandWHSV
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Sick pig, child shut down swine exhibits at The Great Frederick Fair ... - Frederick News Post (subscription) Sun, 24 Sep 2017 02:16:44 GMT

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Sick pig, child shut down swine exhibits at The Great Frederick Fair ...
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The swine barn at The Great Frederick Fair closed Saturday after state inspectors found at least one pig with a 106-degree fever.

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Mass vaccination against swine flu not recommended: Govt panel ... - Hindustan Times Sun, 24 Sep 2017 08:03:00 GMT

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Mass vaccination against swine flu not recommended: Govt panel ...
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Swine flu has killed 1714 people this year, six times the fatalities recorded last year, with a total of 34009 cases reported across the country till September 17.

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Swine flu outbreak at Charles County Fair contained, officials say - FOX 5 DC Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:07:55 GMT

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Swine flu outbreak at Charles County Fair contained, officials say
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. - A swine flu outbreak that broke out at the Charles County Fair has been contained, Maryland agriculture officials say. The virus infected seven Maryland residents who had close contact with pigs at the fair. On Tuesday, 107 pigs in the ...

8-year-old girl hospitalized with swine flu after attending Charles County Fair, mother says - FOX 5 DC Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:08:36 GMT

8-year-old girl hospitalized with swine flu after attending Charles County Fair, mother says
FOX 5 DC
WASHINGTON - A swine flu outbreak that broke out at the Charles County Fair has been contained, Maryland agriculture officials say. However, the virus has infected ten Maryland residents who came in close contact with pigs at the fair, according to the ...

Don't Blame Pigs for Swine Flu—Species Hopping Is How Viruses ... - WIRED Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:01:12 GMT

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Don't Blame Pigs for Swine Flu—Species Hopping Is How Viruses ...
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The discovery that viruses move between species unexpectedly often is rewriting ideas about their evolutionary history—and may have troubling implications for ...

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Swine flu kills 87 in 83 days in Madhya Pradesh | india-news ... - Hindustan Times Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:46:00 GMT

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Swine flu kills 87 in 83 days in Madhya Pradesh | india-news ...
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The death toll due to swine flu in Madhya Pradesh stands at 87 in 83 days.

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Swine flu rears its head again, 11 deaths in two days in division ... - Times of India Thu, 21 Sep 2017 22:13:00 GMT

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Swine flu rears its head again, 11 deaths in two days in division ...
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Nagpur: Swine flu has been makings its presence felt throughout last year, but it's grown like wildfire since the beginning of this month. In the last two days, ...
Indore: Swine flu kills four more in city; toll 19 | Free Press JournalFree Press Journal
Gujarat Swine Flu Deaths Increase To 323NDTV

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MD Department of Health finds swine flu in seven people | Spotlight ... - So Md News (subscription) Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:04:58 GMT

MD Department of Health finds swine flu in seven people | Spotlight ...
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The Maryland Department of Health determined Wednesday seven people have contracted the influenza virus strain H3N2v (variant flu) after contact with swine ...

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