Swine Flu Symptoms Worst in Mexico

05/28/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

A top European Union official has warned against travel to areas hit by an outbreak of swine flu, amid growing concern over the spread of the virus. 2

Governments around the world are taking action to stop the spread of swine flu as the death toll from the virus in Mexico rises to more than 100 Link to this video. The EU's health commissioner today urged Europeans to postpone non-essential travel to Mexico and the US, as the death toll from the virus in Mexico rose to more than 100 and the first European case was confirmed in Spain. In Luxembourg, where EU foreign ministers were discussing the virus, Androulla Vassiliou told reporters people should avoid travelling to Mexico or the US "unless it is very urgent for them". Health secretary Alan Johnson will make a Commons statement at 4pm, while EU health ministers will hold an emergency meeting on Thursday. 1

"So far we have been quite fortunate," said Dr. Anne Schuchat of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Saturday, just hours before three new U.S. cases were confirmed. Health experts worry about a flu that kills healthy young adults - a hallmark of the worst global flu epidemics. 3

  1. Swine Flu Death Toll Exceeds 100 as Pandemic Fears Grow (The Guardian)
  2. Warnings as Swine Virus Spreads (BBC)
  3. Swine Flu Symptoms Worst in Mexico (PlanetGreen)


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