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Swine Flu Has New Name

Amarillo, Texas

by: Kristen Guilfoos

The World Health Organization will no longer use the term "swine flu" in order to avoid confusion over the danger posed by pigs.

 The decision comes after the agriculture industry and the UN food agency expressed concerns that the term was misleading and needlessly causing countries to order the slaughter of pigs.

Now they are sticking with the technical, scientific name, H1N1 Influenza A. The pandemic flu alert remains on phase five...one step away from the highest level indicating a global outbreak.

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