Thursday, February 9, 2012

Mexico Fears Second Outbreak of H1N1 as Cases Climb

Fox News - Nearly three years after H1N1, so-called swine flu, first struck Mexico, the virus is making a comeback. In January, Mexico recorded 1,623 cases of the flu, including 1,456 H1N1 cases. There were 1,000 flu cases in Mexico last year, Health Secretary Salomón Chertorivski Woldenberg said earlier this week. Since the year’s start, 29 people have died of H1N1. Only 35 people died from various flu strains all last year. Yet, the number of H1N1 cases is not unexpected. The Associated Press reported that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) “say that H1N1 cases this year are within the normal range.”

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