the United States.
The current news gives no reason to believe that this will have
anything like the potency of the avian flu (bird flu) epidemic that's
been feared for years.
> Deadly Flu From Swine Hits People in Mexico, California, Texas
> By Tom Randall
> April 24 (Bloomberg) -- The same new strain of deadly swine flu
> was confirmed in Mexico City, California and Texas, raising the
> threat of pandemic after it infected hundreds of people.
> At least 59 died and 854 were sickened with flu-like symptoms in
> the Mexico City region in the past month, according to the World
> Health Organization. Of 14 samples tested from Mexico, half
> matched the swine flu reported in eight people in California and
> Texas, the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention said
> today. ...
> “Our concern has grown since yesterday in light of what we’ve
> learned since then,” said Richard Besser, the acting director of
> the CDC, said during a conference call today with reporters. “This
> is something we’re worried about and taking very seriously. We are
> moving quickly, being very aggressive in our approach.”
> http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid= ... refer=home
For those wishing to follow this pandemic on an hourly basis, the
best site I know of is Henry Niman's Recombinomics site:
Stay well, everyone.