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Japan and Australia report first swine flu cases

Tokyo, May 9: While the intensity and speed of spread of the swine flu is well within control in Asia, there has been sporadic reporting of the increasing number of cases across the continent. Reports from Japan and Australia confirming their first cases of the H1N1 influenza on May 9, has only raised the apprehension.

Don’t pop that flu pill unnecessarily: Experts

Washington, May 6: Don’t let the fear of swine flu make you pop that medicine without any rhyme or reason. Experts opine that consuming medicines as a preventive or precautionary measure without having the symptoms of the flu would do more harm than good.

Guests and staff put under quarantine at Hong Kong hotel

Hong Kong, May 4: Authorities swung into action immediately after a 25-year-old Mexican guest tested positive for swine flu in a downtown Hong Kong hotel on Saturday. Close to 200 hotel guests and about 100 staff members were asked to stay in the Metro Park Hotel itself for a period of one week. These people have been put under quarantine to ensure that the virus does not spread.

Swine Flu symptom: Major US carriers cut service to Mexico

New York, May 2: Quoting a decline in demand for seats to Mexico, most of the largest US airlines cut their services to the country for the time being.

Asian countries brace up to fight flu

Hong Kong, May 2: With the outbreak of the swine flu on their doorstep, the Asian countries are bracing themselves to combat the contagion.

Mexico shuts down for five days, more swine flu cases reported (Intro Roundup, Superseding earlier copy)

Mexico City/Toronto, May 1 Mexico Friday ordered a five-day shutdown as it struggled to contain swine flu that seems to be spreading rapidly with over 450 confirmed cases being reported world over. Passengers disembarking at international airports were checked for fever - a sign indicating it could be swine flu.

The Mexican government suspended non-essential government business and also cancelled all official events during the May Day weekend in an attempt to prevent further spread of swine flu, which is now being called influenza A (H1N1) by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

President Felipe Calderon urged all Mexicans to stay at home until Tuesday. In Mexico City, all restaurants and bars were ordered closed and otherwise busy streets bore a deserted look.

Mexico shuts down for five days, more swine flu cases reported (Roundup)

Mexico City/New Delhi/Toronto, May 1-- Mexico Friday ordered a five-day shutdown as it struggled to contain swine flu that seems to be spreading rapidly with over 450 confirmed cases being reported world over. Passengers disembarking at international airports were checked for fever - a sign indicating it could be swine flu.

The Mexican government suspended non-essential government business and also cancelled all official events during the May Day weekend in an attempt to prevent further spread of swine flu, which is now being called influenza A (H1N1) by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

President Felipe Calderon urged all Mexicans to stay at home until Tuesday. In Mexico City, all restaurants and bars were ordered closed and otherwise busy streets bore a deserted look.

Fear of swine flu prompts mass culling of pigs in Egypt

Cairo, April 30: The Egyptian government decided on Wednesday to slaughter all pigs in the country as a precaution to avert the outbreak of the fatal swine flu that has created a panic in different parts of the world.

Ban on travel to Mexico not needed now, says EU

Luxembourg, April 30-- The European Union is not planning to ban travel to Mexico because of the outbreak of swine flu there, diplomatic sources said Thursday at an emergency meeting of EU health ministers in Luxembourg.

Individual member states have the right to bring in travel restrictions if they think this will help prevent the disease spreading, but the EU as a whole is not going to bring in a ban, diplomatic sources said.

Ahead of the meeting, France was the most vocal of a number of EU member states calling for a blanket ban on flights to Mexico, arguing this would limit the spread of swine flu across Europe.

Kate Winslet was called blubber in school

New York, April 30-- She won the Best Actress Oscar earlier this year, but Kate Winslet hasn't always been so popular. The stunning star has opened up about being nicknamed "blubber" when she was in school because of her chubby looks.

"I was bullied for being chubby," she said, reports nydailynews.com.

"Even now I do not consider myself to be some kind of great, sexy beauty. Absolutely not," she added.

-IANS


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