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Swine flu no worse than regular flu

| 05/05/2009 | 4 Comments

(CNN): The swine flu virus that has sparked fear and precautions worldwide appears to be no more dangerous than the regular flu virus that makes its rounds each year, US officials said Monday. "What the epidemiologists are seeing now with this particular strain of UN is that the severity of the disease, the severity of the flu — how sick you get — is not stronger than regular seasonal flu," Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Monday as the worldwide number of confirmed cases of swine flu — technically known as 2009 H1N1 virus — topped 1,085.

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