Saturday, May 2, 2009

Swine Flu death toll reduces

Mexico has revised down the suspected death toll from swine flu from 176 to 101, indicating that the outbreak may not be as bad as was initially feared. Health Minister Jose Angel Cordova told that, based on samples tested, the mortality rate was comparable with that of seasonal flu. The news came as Mexico continues a five-day shutdown in an attempt to contain the spread of the virus. Globally, 16 countries have now reported swine flu cases. Five countries outside Mexico have confirmed person-to-person transmission. China is trying to stop the spread of the virus, after getting its first case on Friday. It says it will quarantine all those who travelled on a flight from Mexico with a man suffering from swine flu. Flights from Mexico have been suspended, and fellow guests and staff at the Hong Kong hotel where he was staying have been quarantined. South Korea has also now confirmed a case of the virus.


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  2. yes I am praying for those who have the swine flu. I hope that God takes care of those who contract it.

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    Vaden Chandler