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17 September 2009 

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Negative stain EM image of the swine influenza A/CA/4/09World Population at 7 Billion in Two Years

A new report indicates that, in less than two years, global population will reach seven billion people, a number that imposes new challenges for food, health and education. VOA producer Zulima Palacio takes a look at the statistics.  Carol Pearson narrates.

Two new studies show most adults are protected from the H1N1 swine flu virus after just one dose.  VOA's Carol Pearson reports. Also, In Focus health correspondent Linord Moudou interviews professor Adrian Puren, Deputy Director and Head of the Virology department of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases in South Africa, about the pandemic's potential impact on continent.

And finally, in today's installment of "Going Green," VOA.com's Rebecca Ward reports on how more Americans are turning to farming.

For more information:

The Population Reference Bureau's Study

US Health Care Reform

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