Worldfocus' special report on the H1N1 flu traces the evolution of an epidemic around the world, from the first days in Mexico to the far reaches of the globe. Scientists are racing to learn more about H1N1. It may not be a mass killer now -- but what does the future hold?
Worldfocus examines how governments around the world responded, for better or worse, and diagnoses how the media covered the story -- the fine line between public service and spreading panic.
Countries tighten borders as swine flu epidemic spreads
On Monday, in reponse to a growing swine flu epidemic, the World Health Organization raised the pandemic alert level from three to four. Beyond Mexico, the United States and five other countries were dealing with confirmed cases of the flu. Martin Blaser of the New York University School of Medicine discusses the scope of the outbreak and how world governments are responding.
Posted: April 28, 2009 15:16
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Countries prepare for the worst as swine flu spreads
Governments the world over are racing to find and contain pockets of swine flu. Andrew Garrett of Columbia University discusses the threat posed by swine flu, how the disease spread from Mexico and how long it might be before it is brought under control.
Posted: April 27, 2009 11:12