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A form of influenza which affects pigs, or a form of human influenza caused by a related virus.
- ‘Several million people could become ill with either seasonal flu or swine flu by the end of the year.’
- ‘Ireland also reported its first probable case of swine flu this afternoon, a man who has recently returned from Mexico.’
- ‘There is now an approved lab to test for swine flu in Richmond, California, the San Francisco Bay area.’
- ‘Overall, at least seven countries are dealing with confirmed or suspected cases of swine flu.’
- ‘Swine flu went from unknown, to hysteria, to uninteresting in days.’
- ‘Its aggressive approach to swine flu in recent months is credited with keeping the number of infected within its borders to a minimum.’
- ‘Another Briton, unconnected to the schools visit, is also hospitalised with swine flu.’
- ‘Swine flu is also crowding out regular flu viruses.’
- ‘A health official says the first case of swine flu has been diagnosed in the Palestinian areas.’
- ‘In New York, he has been at the forefront of the fight against swine flu.’
- ‘Perhaps influenced by Central American preoccupations with swine flu, the Panama Star said British MPs had succumbed to a worldwide disease.’
- ‘Three girls who were confirmed to have contracted swine flu were taken to hospital.’
- ‘Yesterday the first cases of swine flu among people who had not visited Mexico were confirmed.’
- ‘Sebelius went on to say that vaccines, not school closings, need to be the defense against swine flu.’
- ‘We're going to make our way to the hospital where some of the first cases of swine flu were treated.’
- ‘It had been asked to provide feedback from GPs about swine flu.’
- ‘The outbreak of swine flu, which has already claimed 429 lives around the world, will undoubtedly damage the already fragile global economy.’
- ‘The Scottish couple suffering from swine flu, from Polmont, near Falkirk had been in Mexico on honeymoon in Cancun.’
- ‘Well, still ahead we're talking about how schools are preparing for swine flu.’
- ‘Health officials in California have confirmed two deaths related to swine flu.’
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