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Swine Flu Spreading in Asia

H1N1 virus also known as swine flu which some believe is a result of conspiracies, is now spreading rapidly in Asia.

Right now there are at least 78 confirmed cases reported in Japan. The Japan government have already shutdown schools, canceled community activities and forced strict quarantine measures on airports to keep the virus from spreading.

But Japan is not the only country exposed to the virus, Hong Kong, China and South Korea confirmed new cases as well.

Hong Kong just confirmed its 3rd swine flue victim. A 23-year-old mainland Chinese student who flew to Hong Kong from New York.

While in China, a Chinese student who just returned from a U.S. university is also the mainland's third confirmed case.

South Korea just confirmed is first confirmed cases and take all the necessary measure to stop the virus before it spreads.

The WHO has warned that a pandemic is now imminent, raising its alert level to five out of six, but a senior official at the UN agency said a vaccine was in the pipeline.

"We have no doubt that making a successful vaccine is possible in a relatively short period of time," Marie-Paule Kieny, WHO director of the Initiative for Vaccine Research said.


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