In Mexico, there has been an outbreak of swine flu which has lead to 20 recorded deaths and likely 40 more. The newspaper el Universal reports that, the Secretaría de Educación Pública suspended classes in the Distrito Federal and the Estado de México. This means that in the Mexican capital, 5,201 public schools and 3,965 private schools were cancelled.
Yet this is not just a Mexican issue. Swine flu has been found among residents of San Diego and Austin. Further, after a Canadian citizen contracted swine flu after a visit to Mexico, it was the Canadian government that informed Mexico of the possibility of a swine flu outbreak.