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By: Catie Leary on Oct. 16, 2009, 11:22 p.m.
Japanese rail commuters wear face masks to protect from H1N1 and other viruses

Photo: ZUMA Press

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Swine flu intensifies

The World Health Organization recently reported that H1N1 swine flu has become endemic in Japan and has become stronger in the world's tropical regions. Symptoms of the H1N1 flu are similar to any other kind of influenza symptoms: chills, fever, sore throat, muscle pains, severe headache, coughing, weakness and general discomfort.