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American Idol stars ordered to have swine flu checks in Manila

MUNTINLUPA, the Philippines, May 14 (Xinhua) -- Alarmed over the rapid spread of Influenza A/H1N1, Philippine health officials on Thursday said they have demanded two arriving 'American Idol' stars to daily report their temperature readings before their Manila concert this weekend.

WHO: Pigs don't cause 'swine flu'

The World Health Organisation said on Thursday it will stop using the term 'swine flu' after Egypt began slaughtering thousands of pigs.

Swine flu outbreak raises wider questions

The death of a 23-month-old toddler in Texas yesterday was the first U.S. death in the swine flu outbreak that has killed 159 people in Mexico so far. It adds to the mounting worry here and abroad about the spread of this potentially deadly virus. It also raises many questions about the sustainability of food production on the corporate model. But predictably, the ultra-right in the U.S. is trying to hijack the issue for its racist and anti-immigrant agenda.