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The government formally revised and relaxed its guidelines for the H1N1 swine flu pandemic Friday by basically allowing every medical institution to treat flu patients and letting people with mild symptoms recuperate at home.

The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry also said the same day it will start producing a swine flu vaccine next month with an eye to starting inoculations in October, although it will require halting output of seasonal flu vaccines.

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