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Novel Coronavirus 10 times deadlier than Swine Flu

The novel coronavirus is 10 times more deadly than swine flu, which caused a global pandemic in 2009, the World Health Organization said Monday, stressing a vaccine would be necessary to fully halt transmission. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual briefing from Geneva that the organisation was constantly learning about the new virus […]

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German software SAP shuts Indian offices after swine flu scare

German software giant SAP on Thursday shut down their offices in India for an “extensive sanitation” after two employees tested positive for H1N1 swine flu at its Bangalore headquarters, the company said. The software major temporarily closed their main office in Bangalore and two other locations — Gurgaon and Mumbai — and asked hundreds of […]

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Amid coronavirus outbreak, Taiwan reports 56 swine flu deaths

Taiwan has reported at least 56 deaths due to H1N1 virus-affected respiratory failure in the past three months, according to the island’s Centres for Disease Control (CDC). CDC officials stopped short of revealing how many had died in the past week from the H1N1 virus – also known as swine flu – but local news […]