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Swine Flu Fizzles; WHO May Declare End to Pandemic

Public health experts are likely to tell the world this month it can breathe easier: The swine flu pandemic is ending.

The World Health Organization’s emergency committee may convene next week to review infection data from Argentina to New Zealand and recommend that the agency declare the century’s first flu pandemic to be over, said two people familiar with the matter. They declined to be identified because the deliberations are confidential.