Friday, April 24, 2009

Swine Flu Outbreak in Mexico

It's not time to panic but this is worth keeping an eye on:

Dozens of people have died and hundreds of others have been infected in a viral outbreak in Mexico suspected to have been caused by a strain of swine flu.

The World Health Organization thinks the virus may be behind 60 deaths in Mexico since mid-March. 

Full story.   They even went so far as to close some schools because of the outbreak.

I still remember the swine flu scare of 1976, including standing in line to get vaccinated.  Here's hoping that this outbreak is not the beginning of an epidemic, but it serves as a reminder why you should prepare to bug in for awhile if necessary.

Edit: Here's another link on

1 comment:

Nomad said...

this is definitely scary stuff, sounds a lot more serious than the peanut butter salmonella scares at the very least