ASIA - Swine flu in Asia: schools deserted and new outbreaks reported as the authorities call for calm [AN]

A Malaysian doctor says the virus “is less potent and virulent” with 90 per cent of patients showing “mild” symptoms. In the United Arab Emirates 60 per cent of kindergarten and primary school pupils stay away on the first day of school. South Korean announces nine million vaccinations. The swine flu is suspected in deaths in India and Israel


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