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China says G4 swine flu virus not new; does not infect humans easily

SHANGHAI/BEIJING China's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on Saturday that the so-called "G4" strain of swine flu virus is not new and does not infect or sicken humans and animals easily, rebuffing a study published earlier this week.

Exclusive: GSK says science does not link pandemic H1N1 flu vaccine to sleep disorder

LONDON British drugmaker GSK said on Thursday that its previous flu pandemic vaccine, which used some of the same ingredients as COVID-19 vaccines currently under development, was not linked to a rise in cases of the sleep disorder narcolepsy.

Science, Health May 28 2020

Hazmats and home deliveries: how one Iberian ham producer is countering coronavirus

MADRID Having lived through animal-related influenzas like SARS and H1N1, Iberian ham producer Joselito was quick to enhance quality controls with tougher sanitary measures when the coronavirus hit. | Video

Apr 16 2020

Mexico, former swine flu hub, tests nerves with coronavirus strategy

MEXICO CITY Mexican officials are dragging their feet on border closures and coronavirus containment measures, in what critics call a high risk strategy driven by bad memories of a shutdown a decade ago that deepened the country's recession during the swine flu epidemic.

World, Mexico, Health Mar 19 2020

East Timor moves to contain African swine fever outbreaks

PARIS East Timor is imposing restrictions on the movement of livestock to contain African Swine flu, its agriculture ministry said on Monday after reporting multiple outbreaks to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).

Sep 30 2019

U.S. seizes 1 million pounds of pork from China on swine fever concerns

WASHINGTON U.S. border agents have seized around 1 million pounds of pork from China, a spokesman for the agency said on Friday, over suspicions that it might contain African swine flu disease which has hit Chinese pork output.

U.S., Health, China Mar 16 2019

Swine flu outbreak kills 76 in India's desert state of Rajasthan

NEW DELHI A swine flu outbreak in one of India's biggest tourist hubs, Rajasthan state in the west of the country, has killed 76 people this year, government officials said on Wednesday.

Jan 30 2019

India ruling party president will be discharged in a day or two

NEW DELHI The chief of India's ruling party, Amit Shah, will be discharged from hospital in a day or two after a bout of swine flu, a party spokesman said on Thursday.

Jan 17 2019

Two top lieutenants of Indian PM's Modi unwell months before election

NEW DELHI The president of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, Amit Shah, said on Wednesday he was being treated for swine flu, the second member of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's inner circle to be unwell this week.

Jan 16 2019