Aug 10, 2010 8:44 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Worldwide swine flu death toll: 18,449

The World Health Organization declared Tuesday that the swine flu pandemic over.

The global body's pandemic alert shifted to the "post-peak" or "post-pandemic" stages.

WHO last week confirmed 18,449 deaths from swine flu worldwide since the outbreak began in April 2009. The number of lab-confirmed deaths globally has increased by about 300 in the past two months.


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