Friday, July 17, 2009
Swine flu has swept the globe at “unprecedented speed,” the World Health Organisation said Friday, as a study warned the pandemic could tip the world into deflation and delay the economic recovery.
The WHO said it would stop giving figures on the numbers infected by the A(H1N1) virus to allow countries to channel resources into close monitoring of unexpected developments and patterns in the spread of the disease.
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Argentina, meanwhile, issued a nationwide alert after pigs were confirmed to have the swine flu virus, health authorities said.
“We have detected clinical cases of the A(H1N1) influenza in a pig farm in Buenos Aires province, they have been confirmed by laboratory tests,” the national farm and food standards agency said.
This article was posted: Friday, July 17, 2009 at 12:21 pm