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Fears of a deadly outbreak abate as swine flu virus gains foothold

Officials temper stance on illness

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By Stephen Smith
Globe Staff / May 5, 2009

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When a novel flu virus emerged from a dusty Mexican village, disease investigators feared a global killer was on the loose: Two weekends ago, adults and children were falling ill by the hundreds in Mexico City, and reports of more than 100 deaths drew parallels to the lethal flu pandemic of 1918. (Full article: 938 words)

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