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The pattern of the outbreak is puzzling, Conte said, because those infected with the disease are scattered around Dade County. He said that the cluster is the first in the United States involving the W135 strain.
Originally posted by drumist69
Meningitis doesn't really have anything to do with that Mexican Flu, does it? I wouldn't freak too much. Seems like there are a few Meningitis outbreaks every spring.
Originally posted by LostNemesis
Thanks for clearing that up.
Damn, kinda afraid of going to bed, and missing something. We've been fed the same repeated news all weekend, it seems.
Mexico's Health Secretary, Jose Cordova, said a total of 1,324 people had been admitted to hospital with suspected symptoms since 13 April and were being tested for the virus.
"In that same period, 81 deaths were recorded probably linked to the virus but only in 20 cases we have the laboratory tests to confirm it," he said.
the WHO said the virus had the potential to become a pandemic but it was too early to say whether that would happen.