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Originally posted by DaddyBare
A little blip that just hit our local news
Health officials in New Mexico are testing five local samples to rule out swine flu.
They won't say where the five sick people are in New Mexico.
The state can't test for swine flu, so if tests in New Mexico don't determine what those people have, the samples will be sent to the Centers for Disease Control to see if New Mexico has its first cases of swine flu.
The state says it wouldn't get results back from the CDC for a couple days.
In addition to the 22-month-old child who died in Houston on Monday after being infected in Mexico, state health officials are concerned about two other seriously ill patients who are suspected to have swine flu, said Dr. David Lakey, commissioner of the Department of State Health Services. The first is a 23-month-old child. The second is a pregnant woman who had to have an emergency C-section. Her child is doing fine, but the mother is in critical condition, Lakey said. He said there was “a high likelihood” that the woman’s illness would be confirmed as swine flu.
Originally posted by infinite
# BULLETIN -- WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION SCHEDULES NEWS CONFERENCE AT 2000 GMT TO MAKE ANNOUNCEMENT.2 minutes ago from BNO Headquarters
# The Reuters news agency has learned that the WHO will announce a phase 5 pandemic in 1 hour and 15 minutes. BNO News is working to confirm.3 minutes ago from BNO Headquarters
(BBC are confirming this)