Friday, April 24, 2009

Swine flu outbreak: update/latest. CDC to hold presser

Authorities rush to tackle killer multi-strain swine flu in Mexico, US

MEXICAN and US officials have taken emergency measures to contain outbreaks of a new multi-strain swine flu blamed for scores of deaths in Mexico and seven infections in the United States. Mexican authorities confirmed the swine flu outbreak ...

The World Health Organisation in Geneva said 60 people have died from suspected swine flu in Mexico, and Mexican Health Minister Jose Angel Cordova said officials are probing 45 deaths and 943 possible infections.

The US cases included five in California and two in Texas, in three clusters, WHO spokeswoman Fadela Chaib said. [ED. NOTE: with another potential cluster in Ottawa]

The WHO, which has identified swine influenza as a potential source of a human flu pandemic, activated its global epidemic operations centre.

CDC to hold press conference today at 2:30pm.

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