Monday, April 27, 2009

Media interviews with Mexico's Health Minister - Mexico death toll increased to 103

Media outlets are reporting on updates and statments made today by Mexico's Minister of Health, Jose Angel Cordova. I'm going to have to rely on information from the Vancouver Sun since I don't speak Spanish and can't referrence the actual interveiw or the ministry's web page.

"MEXICO CITY - The death toll in Mexico from an outbreak of a new type of swine flu has risen to 103 people, Health Minister Jose Angel Cordova said Sunday.

Cordova told Mexican television that around 400 people were in hospital out of a total of around 1,600 suspected cases.

The outbreak of a new strain of flu in Mexico in the last few days has stoked fears of a global epidemic as new cases cropped up in the United States and Canada. Possible infections are also being checked in Europe, Israel and New Zealand


“The most recent reports we have are of 1,614 cases, with 103 deaths, and we still have around 400 patients in hospital,” Cordova told the Televisa network, explaining that around two-thirds of the sick patients had recovered."

For any of our Spanish speaking staff, if you have a chance to check PAHO and MoH websites and keep us updated, that would be great.

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