By Nicole Pelligrino, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - As Swine flu continues to steal headlines worldwide; Brazilian officials are taking increased precautions domestically. As of last weekend, there were fourteen new suspected cases of Swine flu in the country, none of which have been confirmed. Altogether, 41 individuals have been evaluated in Brazil, none of whom tested positive for the flu. Cases have been reported in 17 countries, surpassing 800 confirmed cases of Swine flu worldwide, according to the World Health Organization.

Brazil was taking a relatively pragmatic approach to the illness; arriving travelers who presented symptoms were temporarily quarantined . . .

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