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eight adults and one child came less than seven days in Mexico where the virus was detected and its arrival in Colombia showed symptoms of influenza or respiratory illness.
22 casos de posible contagio en Cataluña (10), Andalucía (3), Baleares (2), Castilla y León (1), Madrid (1), Bilbao (1), Valencia (1), Teruel (1), Murcia (1) y Navarra (1)
Death, Fear Surround Swine Flu Outbreak
World Races To Contain Outbreak
WASHINGTON -- Governments are racing to find and contain pockets of swine flu around the globe, seeking to stem both the threat of a pandemic and public panic.
"We're preparing in an environment where we really don't know ultimately what the size or seriousness of this outbreak is going to be," U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Sunday.
In Mexico, the outbreak's epicenter, soldiers handed out 6 million face masks to help stop the spread of the novel virus that is suspected in up to 103 deaths. Most other countries are reporting only mild cases so far, with most of the sick already recovering. Cases have been confirmed in Canada -- six -- and the U.S. -- 20 -- and other countries from Spain to New Zealand were investigating whether other people with flu-like symptoms really have this new swine flu or something else.
U.S. Begins Border Screening For Swine Flu
Government Responds To Outbreak; Schools In 4 States Close Where Students Had Confirmed Cases
(CBS/AP) The White House says "don?t panic," yet the race is on to contain an outbreak of swine flu that has proven to be deadly in Mexico where there are now more than 100 deaths, with more than 1,600 suspected cases.
The United States launched border screening for swine flu exposure Monday morning. U.S. border officials will be asking travelers about fever and illness, looking for signs of people who are ill.
The swine flu has spread at least seven other countries, including Spain, the first confirmed case outside of North America. Spain's Health Ministry said the patient is a young man who had recently returned from Mexico where he had been as part of his university studies.
Swine flu: 'inevitable flu pandemic' would be fourth in a century
Pandemics are characterised both by the number of people affected and by the fact that apparently young and healthy people tend to be affected as severely as elderly people and more vulnerable groups. The word pandemic comes from the Greek "pan", all, and "demos", meaning people.
When a pandemic does emerge, it may occur in more than one wave, several months apart, according to Chief Medical Officer Dr Liam Donaldson.
In recent years other potential pandemics, such as avian flu and Sars, have been identified as possible future public health emergencies, and closely monitored by health experts.
Suspected Swine Flu Case In Manchester
A Canadian woman has been admitted to hospital as a precaution, according to a statement from NHS North West.
Sky's North of England correspondent Mike McCarthy said: "The statement says an overseas visitor to Sale is being tested for possible swine flu and has been taken to hospital for tests.
"The hospital, in Manchester, is not being identified."
The woman is believed to have been visiting friends in Sale. It is not known if she visited Mexico recently.
It comes after two people were admitted to hospital in Scotland to undergo tests.
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Up to 10 people tested for swine flu in East Midlands
AS many as 10 people in the East Midlands are being tested for swine flu as fears rise about the global spread of the disease.
They have had swabs taken for analysis and have been told to stay at home by the region's Health Protection Agency.
The number of people being tested can change quickly during the day and officials say cases are being constantly followed-up.
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More than 100 suspected swine flu cases at Queens school
More than 100 students at a Queens parochial school are suspected of being infected by the potentially lethal swine flu, with eight of those cases confirmed, health officials say.
The school, St. Francis Prep in Fresh Meadows, announced it will be closed Monday and Tuesday "because of the number of students with flu-like symptoms," according to the school's Web site.
While the swine flu is suspected in the deaths of at least 103 people in Mexico, health officials say of the 20 confirmed cases in the United States all those sickened have recovered or are in the process of recovering.