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

Posted Apr 26 2009 10:15pm

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 infected1324.  México, D.F. 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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