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The H1N1 Flu Virus

The H1N1 Flu Virus

H1N1 flu spreads in Japan despite inspection efforts

Perspectives

H1N1 flu spreads in Japan despite inspection efforts

Japan has reported a big increase in the number of cases of H1N1 flu, with at least 191 confirmed. A Worldfocus contributing blogger in Osaka weighs Japan's approach to combating the flu, asking if the government has encouraged panic.

Posted: May 20, 2009 11:29   Comments: 0
World powers must shift mindset to tackle flu, global threats

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World powers must shift mindset to tackle flu, global threats

As the World Health Organization convenes public health officials from around the world to tackle the H1N1 flu and other diseases, Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian writes that international institutions like the WHO are critical in the face of globe-circling threats.

Posted: May 18, 2009 13:56   Comments: 9
In Mexico, viral campaigning in a time of viruses

Perspectives

In Mexico, viral campaigning in a time of viruses

As the confirmed number of H1N1 flu cases worldwide surpasses 2,000, Mexico is returning to normal as businesses resume. But as a Worldfocus contributing blogger writes, the epidemic may have a lasting impact on the country's internal politics, as Mexico approaches congressional elections in July.

Posted: May 7, 2009 09:26   Comments: 0
OUTBREAK: A Worldfocus special report on the H1N1 flu

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OUTBREAK: A Worldfocus special report on the H1N1 flu

Watch the full episode of Worldfocus' hour-long special on the H1N1 flu virus, tracing the evolution of an epidemic around the world.

Posted: May 5, 2009 20:24   Comments: 1
As H1N1 flu subsides in Mexico, others prepare for outbreak

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As H1N1 flu subsides in Mexico, others prepare for outbreak

Worldfocus explores the outbreak of the H1N1 flu virus in this special report. While the infection rate seems to be subsiding in Mexico for now, many other countries are preparing for potential outbreaks, either now or later in the year when the typical flu season begins again in the northern hemisphere.

Posted: May 5, 2009 14:28   Comments: 4
Ask an expert your questions on the H1N1 flu virus

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Ask an expert your questions on the H1N1 flu virus

Stephen Morse of Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health discusses how he sees the H1N1 flu epidemic playing out over the next few months in Mexico, the U.S. and the world. Ask Professor Morse your questions about the virus here.

Posted: May 5, 2009 11:27   Comments: 8
Week in review: H1N1 flu, Cuba and the Taliban in Pakistan

Week in Review (video)

Week in review: H1N1 flu, Cuba and the Taliban in Pakistan

Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs Magazine and Carla Robbins of The New York Times editorial board discuss the week's top stories: The H1N1 flu, the Taliban in Pakistan and Fidel Castro and Cuba.

Posted: May 1, 2009 11:00   Comments: 1
Science begins to come to grips with swine flu patterns

Interview (video)

Science begins to come to grips with swine flu patterns

The World Health Organization said on Thursday that the number of confirmed cases of swine flu worldwide has now risen to at least 257. Michael Novacek of the American Museum of Natural History discusses the scientific community's attempts to pinpoint and fight the virus.

Posted: April 30, 2009 15:16   Comments: 1
“Swine flu” name offends Jews and Muslims

In the Newsroom

“Swine flu” name offends Jews and Muslims

As countries around the world debate over what to call "swine flu," Worldfocus anchor Martin Savidge writes about the disease name game.

Posted: April 30, 2009 08:57   Comments: 4
WHO raises pandemic alert level over swine flu outbreak

Interview (video)

WHO raises pandemic alert level over swine flu outbreak

In response to the spread of swine flu, the World Health Organization raised its pandemic alert from phase four to phase five -- one step short of a full-scale pandemic. Laurie Garrett of the Council on Foreign Relations discusses the origins of the swine flu and how governments have responded.

Posted: April 29, 2009 15:55   Comments: 0
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