24 April 2009

Lions and tigers... and bugs...

...oh, my...

According to Agence-France Presse, Mexican authorities on Friday confirmed a swine flu outbreak and said they were probing 45 possible deaths and 943 possible cases.

Mexico's Health Minister Jose Angel Cordova urged people to avoid large crowds, shaking hands, kissing people as a greeting, or using the subway.

"This afternoon the epidemic was confirmed by Canadian and U.S. labs to be a new influenza virus," Cordova said in a televised statement late Thursday.
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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

If this outbreak is as virulent as the news is stating, we (the world) are in deep trouble. Its a virus and there is no cure until it runs its course or kills off the host species. We had better hope and pray that our medical personnel have a strategy and public health response to counteract and control the spread of this flu.

Neo Conservative said...

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for an interesting take on this sort of thing... i recommend reading the book "flu" by new york times science writer gina kolata.

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Rural and Right said...

Yet another good reason not to vacation in Mexico.

Neo Conservative said...

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well... that and the 7,500 people the "narcos" have murdered in the last little while.

the whole country... guarded gated vacation spots aside... is on the verge of anarchy.

you couldn't pay me to go there.

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