Mexico Plans Shut Down as Flu Nears Pandemic

As this virus mutates, it can become much more deadly. So far we have been lucky. Let’s pray that continues.

Mexico took even more drastic action to stamp out a swine flu epidemic, ordering a halt to nonessential business and federal government activities, as the World Health Organization ratcheted up its pandemic alert, warning that “all of humanity” is threatened.

The dire warning showed that world health officials are very worried about the potential for massive numbers of deaths worldwide from the mutated virus, even though the epidemic so far has claimed only a confirmed eight lives in Mexico and one in the United States. Roughly 170 deaths are suspected of having been caused by the virus in Mexico.

Switzerland and the Netherlands on Thursday became the latest countries to report swine flu infections. In the Swiss case, a 19-year-old infected student was mistakenly released from a hospital before being hastily readmitted.

European Union health ministers planned emergency talks in Luxembourg to coordinate national efforts in preventing the spread of swine flu in Europe.

The Phase 5 alert, indicating a pandemic could be imminent as the virus spread further in Europe, prompted Mexico to announce the partial May 1-5 shutdown, Mexican Health Secretary Jose Cordova said late Wednesday.

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One Response to “Mexico Plans Shut Down as Flu Nears Pandemic”

  1. Christian says:

    Pandemic and Panic come from the same word. We should not freak out! Apply common sense, eat and sleep well, wash hands, use plenty of Purell and get yourself a Breath of Life Mask from Technon. That’s a full face mask that will cover your eyes too when out in public places. The half face masks we see on the TV don’t really protect you 100%. Check out http://ProactiveAndPrepared.com

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