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Why Should We Worry about Swine Flu?

Swine flu is sweeping—if not the nation, then at least the nation's media. But what is special about this virus and what, if anything, should ordinary citizens do about it?

The new flu, which has elements of pig, bird and human flu viruses in it, has been circulating for at least a month in Mexico. In the past week, it has popped up north of the border (with 45 cases confirmed in New York City, 10 in California, six in Texas, two in Kansas and one in Ohio), according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as in at least five other countries, The New York Times reported yesterday.
 
 

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