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Canada threatened action against China and U.S. meat packing companies sliced pork production due to falling retail orders as import bans sparked by the H1N1 flu took an economic toll in the recession-hit United States and its northern neighbor.
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When a pandemic isn't a pandemic
ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- When the World Health Organization raised its influenza pandemic alert from a Phase 4 to a Phase 5 last week, there was a bit of a gasp heard round the world.
After all, Phase 5 "is a strong signal that a pandemic is imminent," according to WHO.
"All countries should immediately activate their pandemic preparedness plans," the organization's director-general, Dr. Margaret Chan, said Wednesday. "After all, it really is all of humanity that is under threat during a pandemic."
But the word "pandemic" isn't quite as scary as it sounds, explained David Ozonoff, professor of environmental health at the Boston University School of Public Health.
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Influenza A(H1N1) - update 14
4 May 2009 -- As of 18:00 GMT, 4 May 2009, 21 countries have officially reported 1085 cases of influenza A (H1N1) infection.
Mexico has reported 590 laboratory confirmed human cases of infection, including 25 deaths. The United States has reported 286 laboratory confirmed human cases, including one death.
The following countries have reported laboratory confirmed cases with no deaths - Austria (1), Canada (101), China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (1), Costa Rica (1), Colombia (1), Denmark (1), El Salvador (2), France (4), Germany (8), Ireland (1), Israel (4), Italy (2), Netherlands (1), New Zealand (6), Portugal (1), Republic of Korea (1), Spain (54), Switzerland (1) and the United Kingdom (18).
Originally posted by severdsoul
Well, time for me to get a nap before i have to go work all night.
I'll catch up in the morning.
Hope everyone has a good evening and the scary news is slow
This will lead to the zombie apocalypse. This is probably Al Gore's biggest fear at the moment because 100 years ago, South Park revealed his distaste for Man-Bear-Pig. Anyways, you're screwed. Watch 28 Days and play Left 4 Dead to prep yaselves.