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Old 09-17-09, 12:55 PM   #1
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AP - Mexico could see up to 5 million cases of swine flu during this winter's flu season, a higher projection than officials had previously given, the health secretary said Thursday.

Secretary Jose Angel Cordova said that in the worst-case scenario, deaths could reach 2,000.

Cordova told the television network Televisa on Thursday that officials in recent weeks have seen a resurgence of the flu that first hit in April and made Mexico Ground Zero for an eventual worldwide epidemic. The number of cases declined after authorities virtually shut down the country to stem its spread, and as summer approached.

The most-recent cases have forced the closure of some schools.
Last month, Cordova said that he expected a maximum of 1 million cases and 1,000 deaths during this year's flu season in Mexico, which has a population of 107 million.

Mexico currently has 25,214 reported cases and 217 deaths.

Old 09-21-09, 06:50 AM   #2
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I know I am just further demonstrating my ignorance here but somehow I continue to believe there is something in all of this story we either aren't being told or is not understood. (at least by me)

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