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Saying China's quarantine of 70 Mexican travelers was discrimination, Mexico announced it was chartering a plane today to bring its citizens home from the country. Mexican officials also declared the epidemic to be waning, but medical experts worldwide said it was to early to make that call.
Mexico's chief epidemiologist accused the World Health Organization of being slow to respond to the country's warning about a health crisis that turned into a global swine flu scare, and called for an investigation.
A bid to rebrand the swine flu virus to clarify that pigs aren’t spreading it to humans may create more confusion than it clears, several public health experts, including the man who helped named the Ebola virus, said Thursday. The World Health Organization announced it would stop using the term “swine flu,” a nickname that has angered pork producers and led to a drop in pork sales worldwide.
Mexico took even more drastic action to squelch a swine flu epidemic, ordering a suspension of private business activity and nonessential federal government activities, as the World Health Organization ratcheted up an alert, warning that "all of humanity" is threatened.
The Geneva-based World Health Organization today raised its alert level for the fast-spreading swine flu to its next-to-highest notch, signaling a global pandemic could be imminent. The move came after the virus spread to at least 10 U.S. states from coast to coast and swept deeper into Europe.
Mexican child dies in Houston, becomes 1st U.S. death Virulent swine flu spread to 10 U.S. states from coast to coast today and swept deeper into Europe, extending its global reach as President Barack Obama mourned the first U.S. death, a Mexican toddler who had traveled with his family to Texas. Total American cases surged to nearly 100, and Obama said wider school closings might be necessary.
Germany confirmed three cases of swine flu today, becoming the third European country hit by the disease that has upended life in Mexico. New Zealand's swine flu total rose to 14 and the World Health Organization called for an immediate scientific review of the disease.
U.S. swine flu patients may have transmitted the virus to others in the United States, the World Health Organization said today, indicating that the new strain is spreading beyond travelers returning from Mexico.
World stock markets fell today as investors worried that any swine flu pandemic could derail a global economic recovery as the World Health Organization said it was now too late to contain the virus and urged countries to do what they can to mitigate the effects.
UPDATE 12:22 A.M. Ominous developments today in the swine flu epidemic A jump to 149 deaths and more signs that the virus can jump repeatedly from human to human — prompted the World Health Organization to raise its pandemic alert level, and governments around the world were taking tougher measures.
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