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Swine Flu: Public Health Emergency in the U.S. and Mexico

Written By: Jason Shafrin - Apr• 26•09

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared Swine Flu to be an international public health emergency.

MÉXICO

La Jornada claims that there swine flu has killed 81 people in México and infected 1324.  The entire country of México has closed schools until May 6th according to La Prensa:

El gobierno federal ordenó la sus­pensión de misas, clases–hasta el 6 de mayo– y todo tipo de eventos abiertos o cerra dos en estadios, teatros, cines, bares y discotecas donde se generen aglomeraciones.

Mexico is also considering shutting down all public transportation.

U.S. and CANADA

According to the New York Times, swine flu has been spreading and risks becoming a pandemic.  In fact, the U.S. has declared a public health emergency.  In the U.S. there have been at least 20 confirmed cases:

SPAIN

After a visit to Mexico, 6 Spaniards have possibly contracted swine flu.

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2 Comments

  1. Kim says:

    You need only have the strength to move forward, let us remember that everyone must participate in the health of the people because it is so precarious, and will visit findrxonline on these topics and other diseases ..

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