Though it hasn’t turned out to be the world-ending epidemic the nightly news would have had you believe it was going to be, the swine flu is still a terribly nasty — and occasionally fatal — illness that continues to infect people around the globe, even celebrities like actor Rupert Grint of the Harry Potter films.

“It has just been confirmed that Rupert Grint has taken a few days out of filming due to a mild bout of swine flu,” his publicist said in a <a href="" target="_blank">statement released over the weekend</a>. “He has now recovered and is looking forward to joining his fellow cast members at the junket and premieres this week and will then return to filming directly afterwards.”');
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