Friday, April 24, 2009

New Swine Flu is SERIOUS

April 24th, 2009
Swine flu viruses in U.S. and Mexico match, CDC says
Posted: 04:15 PM ET
(CNN) — U.S. health officials expressed concern Friday that a swine flu virus that has infected eight people in the United States matches samples of a virus that has killed at least 60 people in Mexico.
U.S. health experts also are concerned because nearly 1,000 people have fallen ill in Mexico City in a short period of time.
“This situation has been developing quickly,” said acting CDC director Richard Besser. “This is something we are worried about.”
Of the 14 Mexican samples tested by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, seven were identical to the swine flu virus found in Texas and southern California, Besser said at a news conference.
The eighth U.S. case was reported Friday.
All of the eight U.S. patients have recovered, Besser said.
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