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Swine flu alert stays at five

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that the pandemic alert level for swine flu will stay at phase five, out of a possible six stages.

WHO official, Michael Ryan, announced an increase in confirmed cases but said there was no evidence of a sustained spread of the virus outside North America.

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