Mexico Races to Stop Deadly Flu Virus
Sports Stadiums, schools and museums are empty and closed. Public events canceled in Mexico this is the effect of the SWINE FEVER. 70 people killed in Mexico because swine fever outbreak and also fast increase in the United States (USA), alertness raising fears of a worldwide deadly disease. 1,004 suspected cases have been reported, The Mexican government said. Urges people to avoid crowds and wear face masks, health Minister Jose Angel Cordova, talk on the evening TV news.
Mexican people have used surgical masks. The military man handed out in the streets. Margaret Chan who head of WHO, broke a visit in Washington to go back to group headquarters in Switzerland to organize a response to the urgent situation.
Officials from WHO said the virus from 12 of the Mexican patients were the same hereditarily as a new strain of swine flu, designated H1N1, seen in eight people in California and Texas who later improved.
The symptoms were reported as mild. A city health official said he did not speculate about which flu strain was responsible. Health officials were investigating what had sickened scores of students who fell sick with flu-like symptoms in the Queens high school Thursday and Friday in New York City.
The fact most of the fatalities were aged between 25 and 45 was seen as a worrying sign associated with pandemics, such as seasonal work flu tends to be more deadly among the elderly and very young.