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China gears up to ward off swine flu

2009-04-29 09:06:43 GMT2009-04-29 17:06:43 (Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Health workers at a fever clinic wear mask and insulating clothing in the Beijing Union Medical College Hospital Tuesday April 28, 2009. There has been no report of a suspected or confirmed human case of swine flu in China as the epidemic crossed new borders with the first cases confirmed in the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. [CFP]

Health workers check up a patient for signs of fever at a local hospital in southwest China's Chongqing, Tuesday April 28, 2009. [CFP]

A passenger wears a face mask while waiting for her flight at the Tianhe airport in Wuhan, central China's Hubei province Tuesday April 28, 2009. [Xinhua]

A handout photograph shows workers spraying disinfectant on pigs as a precautionary measure inside a pig farm in Changhua County, Taiwan Monday April 27, 2009. [Reuters]

Monitors show the body heat of incoming passengers at the International Airport in Hong Kong April 27, 2009. [Reuters]

There has been no report of a suspected or confirmed human case of swine flu in China as the epidemic crossed new borders with the first cases confirmed in the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region.

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