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Swine flu shots with lesser potency recalled by Sanofi Pasteur

Baltimore, December 16 -- As many as 800,000 doses of a swine flu vaccine meant for children were recalled by the manufacturer, Sanofi Pasteur, after tests revealed that the vaccine was not as effective as it was thought to be.

Rain, swine flu fears dampen Hajj

Jiddah, November 26 -- The number of pilgrims going on Hajj is likely to remain low this year amidst rainstorms and fears of swine flu.

California's H1N1 deaths slow down, flu still a major concern

Los Angeles, CA, November 20 -- Since its outbreak in June this year, the lethal H1N1 influenza continues to take a widespread toll. However, California health officials reported Thursday that the swine flu related hospitalizations and deaths are slowing down.

38 million doses of H1N1 vaccine available: CDC

Atlanta, November 7 -- Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday said that over 38 million doses of vaccine against the pandemic influenza are now available.

U.S. might have to discard unused H1N1 vaccines

Washington, October 28 -- According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Director Dr. Thomas Frieden, government might have to eventually dispose of unused doses of swine flu vaccine if people are not able to get it soon enough.

H1N1 vaccine supply falls short of demand

New York, October 25 -- As swine flu threatens to grip the nation, President Barack Obama has declared the influenza outbreak a national emergency. The disease is rampant in 46 states and death toll has surpassed 1000.

Swine Flu Doesn't Need to Save Novartis

Novartis (NYSE: NVS) has lots of moving
parts, making it tricky to analyze, but it looks to me like
the overall picture is pretty healthy.

Swine flu scams galore on the Internet

New York, October 23 -- While the unrelenting swine flu pandemic has created a scare worldwide, scams trying to make the most out of it are making matters worse for the hoi-polloi.

WHO warns of complications in swine flu cases, advices prompt treatment

Washington,October 18--The World Health Organization has warned doctors to take care of any suspected H1N1 infection case with antiviral drugs as quickly as soon as they encounter it.

Flu-stricken Manson blows nose onto stage

Los Angeles -- U.S. shock rocker blew h Marilyn Mansonis nose onto the stage at a concert the night before he announced he has swine flu, video footage posted on TMZ shows.

The entertainment news Web site said the clip posted Friday was shot Sunday at a concert in Ottawa, Canada, while the recording artist sang his song "Beautiful People."

Manson reportedly was standing only a few feet away from fans in the front row when he emptied his nostrils.

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