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WHO: Swine Flu Pandemic is Now Over

The H1N1 flu virus has run its course and the pandemic is over, the head of the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.

“We are now moving into the post-pandemic period,” WHO Director-General Margaret Chan told a teleconference, saying the H1N1 virus “has largely run its course.”

The downgrade followed recommendations by global influenza experts who reviewed its status earlier in the day.

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