Listen to a live audio webcast of a workshop on protecting health care workers from influenza infection in the event of a pandemic. The webcast will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 12 and from 8 a.m. to noon on Aug. 13.

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Africa
•  H1N1 may hurt Africa most (Link)

Australia
•  Swine flu kills man who was not in ‘vulnerable’ group (Link)

Brazil
•  Brazil swine flu deaths soar to almost 200 (Link)

Canada
•  B.C.’s H1N1 death toll climbs to 4, pushing national swine flu toll to 65 (Link)
•  Swine flu kills 7th Albertan (Link)
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China
•  Medics missed swine flu until after man died (Link)
•  Chinese mainland reports first “critical condition” case of A/H1N1 flu (Link)
•  China, Singapore report Tamiflu-resistant H1N1 viruses (Link)

Costa Rica
•  Costa Rica President Arias has H1N1 flu (Link)

Egypt
•  24 new swine flu cases (Link)
•  2 Bird flu cases reported (Link)
•  Egyptian authorities have banned the sale of tours to the pilgrimage because of the influenza A/H1N1 (Link)

Finland
•  Finland confirms 1st A/H1N1 flu case in prison (Link)

France
•  France Ready to Close Schools for Swine Flu Outbreaks (Link)
•  H1N1: France set to to shut down all schools in a pandemic (Link)

India
•  Swine Flu: Death Toll Climbs, Govt. Intensifies Combat Measures (Link)
•  10 H1N1 cases, 2 deaths (translated) (Link)
•  16 swine flu deaths, but secondary diseases real killer (Link)
•  Swine flu death toll in India reaches 17 (Link)
•  Chandigarh, India: H1N1 panic strikes at city hospitals (Link)
•  First swine flu death in Kerala (Link)
•  Mumbai closes all schools over swine flu fears  (Link)
•  Political parties call off ‘Janmashtami’ celebrations (Link)
•  Five die of swine flu in Pune hospital; toll 17 (Link)
•  Mumbai to Shut Cinemas, Schools as Swine Flu Spreads (Link)
•  Arya’s death has docs worried (Link) and (Link)
•  Four new cases at SSGH {Hospital} (Link)
•  Pune: A suspected H1N1 patient admitted in city civil hospital (Link)
•  Shortage of N-95 mask in Delhi, Noida (Link)
•  Varanasi: Long queues at city hospitals witnessed (Link)
•  Now, all suspect cases to be given Tamiflu (Link)

Indonesia
•  41 positive cases of H1N1 (translated) (Link)
•  Toddler dies of suspected H1N1 as cases rise to 771 (Link)
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Iraq
•  H1N1 Flu Cases Among U.S. Troops in Iraq Climbs to 67 (Link)

Kenya
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Malaysia
•  6 more deaths, total fatalities at 44 (Link)
•  Organisers scramble to restore calm after H1N1 worries (Link)

New Zealand
•  Swine Flu Numbers up to 3,000  (Link)
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Peru
•  Swine flu strikes Amazonian Indians (Link)

Russia
•  Watchdog concerned by threat of possible hybrid flu (Link)

Saudi Arabia
•  Calls flood in about swine flu (Link)

Singapore
•  S’pore has 10th H1N1 death (Link)

South Africa
•  3rd Death (Link) and (Link)
•  South African health chief: Swine flu to hit hard (Link)

Spain
•  Swine Flu death toll reaches double figures in Spain (Link)

Switzerland
•  Doctor in Switzerland infects patients with swine flu (Link)

Taiwan
•  A(H1N1) cluster (Link)

United Kingdom
•  Drug to combat swine flu leaves ‘1,000 patients in suffering’ (Link)
•  4,000 contact HSE swine flu helpline as concern grows (Link)
•  Schools ‘should stay closed to prevent swine flu spread’ (Link)
•  Family devastated at loss of soldier from swine flu (Link)
•  NHS launches fresh swine flu campaign in Wales (Link)
•  UK Firm to order swab tests for staff off with swine flu (Link)
•  Swine flu forces Irish college closure (Link)
•  Fearful Britons stock up on tissues and soap (Link)
•  Swine flu increased GP workload by up to 400% (Link)

United States
•  OK: State U Dealing With Flu Cases (Link)
•  Dakotas: H1N1 influenza confirmed among some ELCA Youth Gathering participants (Link)
•  NV: Washoe adds 39 swine flu cases in week (Link)
•  FL: Pinellas reports first H1N1 flu death  (Link)
•  Two more Swine Flu cases at Prison (Link)
•  CA: 2nd person in Stanislaus County dies from swine flu (Link)
•  Schools ‘should stay closed to prevent swine flu spread’ (Link)
•  CA: Swine flu victim’s family to sue WHC (Link)
•  CA: Fresno Man Becomes Second H1N1 Death in County (Link)
•  Maine Records First Death of Resident Related to H1N1 (Link)
•  New Suspected Swine Case at Mars Hill (Link)
•  Maine has 1st swine flu death (Link)
•  CA: 5 now have swine flu at Granite Bay High  (Link)
•  VA: Fairfax Schools Air CDC’s Strategy for Swine Flu’s Return (Link)
•  WA: Puyallup woman dies after battle with swine flu (Link)
•  Seven new swine flu-related deaths confirmed in Florida (Link)
•  National Biodefense Science Board (Link)
•  County Officials Announce 3 Swine Flu-Related Deaths 16 Deaths In County Linked To Swine Flu  (Link)

General
•  Swine flu spreading with Asian monsoon (Link)
•  Bird flu virus linked to inflamed brains (Link)
•  History Offers Hope Swine Flu Won’t Gain Strength in Fall (Link)
•  NIAID Scientists View Past Flu Pandemics for Clues to Future Course of 2009 H1N1 Virus (Link)
•  Live Webcast Starts Today for Workshop on Protecting Health Care Workers from Flu (Link)
•  Global death toll of A/H1N1 flu rises to 1,462, says WHO (Link)
•  Aggressive flu strains may increase risk of developing Parkinson’s, study finds (Link)
•  Swine flu: How experts are preparing their families (Link)

Commentary
•  Declan Butler: Flu database rocked by legal row. Dispute over ownership raises concerns among flu scientists. (Link)

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