Deadly Mexican Influenza Making Its Way North? Seven in U.S. Ill from Mutated Flu Strain
Human Contact Spreading Mutated Strain of Swine Flu; CDC Expects Number of Cases to Rise; Get Complete Coverage at Healthcare Industry Today
WASHINGTON, April 24 – /EIN NEWS/ An unusual strain of swine flu has infected seven people Texas and Southern California, and the CDC believes that, unlike many animal-borne illnesses, this virus can spread from person to person.
According to the CDC’s Nancy Cox, the virus appears to be a mixture of the swine, avian and human strains of influenza. This mutant virus cropping up near the Mexican border comes on the heels of a mystery respiratory illness in Mexico that has baffled the health community. More than 20 people have died from influenza in Mexico, forcing Mexico City to cancel school for millions of children.
Is the world watching the start of a flu pandemic? And its starting point: North America? If not, the mutation of such viruses and spread within the human population is cause enough for alarm.
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