Saturday, April 25, 2009

Mexican Flu toll rises to 68

“Cancelling a day of school isn’t going to slow this down. We should all be getting vaccinations.”
There is no vaccine against the new strain of swine flu, health authorities said.
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April 24 (Bloomberg) -- Mexico Health Minister Jose Cordova
said as many as 68 deaths may be tied to an outbreak of a new
strain of swine flu that’s also been seen in parts of the U.S.
At least 20 deaths are confirmed as linked to the virus,
and about 1,000 people in the Mexico City area are showing
symptoms of the illness. Schools, national museums, theaters and
libraries in the capital district will be closed indefinitely.
The government will distribute breathing masks to curtail the
disease’s spread, Cordova said today in Mexico City.
The Mexico flu strain is the same, previously unseen
variant of H1N1 swine influenza that has sickened at least eight
people in California and Texas. Global health experts are
studying whether the U.S. and Mexico illnesses pose a threat of
pandemic, a concentrated outbreak across multiple countries.
“We have enough resources to combat these cases,” Cordova
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