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Radiation and rationing on road to Japan's quake zone

The highway from Japan's capital to Sendai begins to buckle a few kilometers before drivers put on surgical masks to protect them from possible radiation emitted by the crippled nuclear reactors ahead. Full story

Special masks aid health workers in H1N1 fight

Health workers caring for patients who have or may have swine flu should wear a special type of mask called an N95 respirator, not looser-fitting surgical masks, the Institute of Medicine advised Thursday. Full story

In India, swine flu fear spreads faster than virus

Twenty-one people have died from the flu here, and 1,390 have been confirmed infected in this nation of 1.2 billion people. But fear of the flu has outpaced the virus itself. Full story

Mexico's lack of tourists makes way for locals

It was truly a lonely planet Saturday for street vendors and restaurateurs in Mexico City's favorite tourist spots. Full story

Swine flu scare doesn’t stop Mexico’s drug war

It seemed an odd precaution, given his risky way of life: A man targeted by drug traffickers was wearing a germ-blocking surgical mask when his bullet-riddled body was found. Full story

Flu scare drives Mexico City residents indoors

With no schools, no movie theaters and no cafes to while away the hours because of the swine flu scare, many of Mexico City's 20 million residents are going stir crazy. Full story

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