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H1N1 virus hasn’t mutated, WHO says

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H1N1 virus hasn’t mutated, WHO says

The World Health Organization says that the H1N1 virus hasn't mutated into a more deadly strain. However, WHO officials are warning that the pandemic will hit poor countries especially hard. Michael Novacek of the American Museum of Natural History discusses the dangers.

Posted: September 21, 2009 14:49   Comments: 2
Suicide is ignored underbelly of South Korean society

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Suicide is ignored underbelly of South Korean society

South Korea has one of the highest suicide rates in the world. A Worldfocus contributing blogger criticizes the lack of awareness about suicide in South Korea, particularly compared to the enormous publicity surrounding the H1N1 flu.

Posted: September 16, 2009 10:44   Comments: 3
Obama tackles drugs, flu and trade at Mexico summit

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Obama tackles drugs, flu and trade at Mexico summit

U.S. President Barack Obama joined his Canadian and Mexican counterparts as they completed a summit meeting in Mexico on Monday. Shannon O’Neil of the Council on Foreign Relations discusses the issues tackled, including trade, the H1N1 flu and the drug war.

Posted: August 10, 2009 15:20   Comments: 2
H1N1 flourishes in Britain despite warm weather

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H1N1 flourishes in Britain despite warm weather

During the summer season, scientists had predicted a drop in H1N1 flu cases -- but a different story is unfolding in Britain, where the number of cases is now doubling every week. Andrew Pekosz of Johns Hopkins discusses the rapid spread of H1N1 and efforts to develop a vaccine.

Posted: July 21, 2009 14:08   Comments: 0
H1N1 flu spreads in Japan despite inspection efforts

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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
In Mexico, viral campaigning in a time of viruses

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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

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