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Swine Flu Appears To Be Slowing


The World Health Organization said on Friday that the swine flu outbreaks appear to be slowing.

The WHO said the worst may be behind us in regards to to the swine flu or H1N1 outbreak. The global death toll is approximately 6,250 people, but GlaxoSmithKline's (NYSE: GSK) vaccination is helping to stave off the spread of the swine flu.

In the week October, there was approximately 700 swine flu relaated deaths. In the week of November 8, the number of deaths from H1N1 was about 179.

The pandemic has affected 206 countries or territories globally.

"Very intense and increasing influenza activity continues to be reported in Mongolia with a severe impact on the health care system," it added.

The Americas have experienced the largest number of deaths since the onset of the pandemic virus in April, 4,512 in Mexico and the United States.


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