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April 24, 2009

Mexico Shuts Some Schools Amid Deadly Flu Outbreak – In California and Texas, 5 New Swine Flu Cases

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Fighting Deadly Flu, Mexico Shuts Schools
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Published: April 24, 2009 New York Times

Why does the flu appear every year

Why does the flu appear every year


Mexico City — Mexican officials, scrambling to control a swine flu outbreak that has killed as many as 60 people and infected possibly hundreds more in recent weeks, closed museums and shuttered schools from kindergarten to university for millions of young people in and around the capital on Friday, and urged people with flu symptoms to stay home from work.

“We’re dealing with a new flu virus that constitutes a respiratory epidemic that so far is controllable,” Mexico’s health minister, Jose Angel Cordova, told reporters after huddling with President Felipe Calderón and other top officials Thursday night to come up with an action plan. He said the virus had mutated from pigs and had at some point been transmitted to humans.

The new strain contains gene sequences from North American and Eurasian swine flus, North American bird flu and North American human flu, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A similar virus has also been found in the American Southwest, where officials have reported eight non-fatal cases.

Most of Mexico’s dead have been young, healthy adults, and none of them have been over 60 or under three years old, the World Health Organization said. That alarms health officials because seasonal flus cause most of their deaths among infants and bedridden old people, but pandemic flus — like the 1918 Spanish flu, and the 1957 and 1968 pandemics — often strike young, healthy people the hardest.



In California and Texas, 5 New Swine Flu Cases
By Rob Stein
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, April 24, 2009
Government scientists have identified five more people who have been infected with swine flu, apparently confirming suspicions that the unusual strain of the respiratory infection is spreading from person to person, federal health officials said yesterday.
Three new cases were found in California and two in Texas, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to seven, officials at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta said. The CDC announced Tuesday that two children had been infected in San Diego. The agency has launched an investigation to try to determine how widespread the virus is.
Read full article from : In California and Texas, 5 New Swine Flu Cases
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/23/AR2009042304116.html


Possible Swine Flu Outbreak Kills 62 in Mexico

Health Officials on Alert for Swine Flu

Federal health experts expect to find more cases of a unique new form of swine flu as they check people who had contact with seven California and Texas residents diagnosed with the illness.
By Rob Stein
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, April 24, 2009; 2:34 PM

At least 854 people have been sickened and 62 have died from flu-like illness in Mexico City and two other locations in Mexico, prompting fears of an outbreak of swine flu, officials said today.

The illnesses and deaths prompted Mexican health officials to shut down schools and warn millions of people to stay home from work and take other steps to try to stem the spread of the sickness, officials said.

“For us right now it’s alarming,” said Sari Setiogi, a spokeswoman for the World Health Organization in Geneva, which has launched an investigation to try to determine the cause and scope of the problem. “This does raise our concern.”
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Outbreak Kills 62 , in Mexico.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2009/04/24/ST2009042402233.html



Health Officials on Alert for Swine Flu

Watch Video Health Officials on Alert for Swine Flu
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Vials Containing Swine Flu Vaccine

Vials Containing Swine Flu Vaccine




World health experts are investigating a new strain of flu that may have killed as many as 60 people in Mexico.

The US Centre for Disease Control (CDC) said tests so far seem to link Mexico’s outbreak with a swine flu virus that had sickened eight in the southern US.
Read full article from : Experts probe deadly Mexico flu
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8016909.stm


Information :: Swine influenza From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Vials Containing Swine Flu Vaccine

Original caption: Vials containing 10 doses of Swine flu vaccine are shown here 09/29 prior to being shipped out. While several immunization clinics began operating 10/1 -the first day of the program it appears most states will not start the program until October. Only Bivalent vaccine, which protects against both Swine Flu and the A-Victoria strain which hit many American communities in epidemic proportions last winter, is being administered in the open phase of the massive nation- wide inoculation program.


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