Archive for April 24, 2009

Egypt Has Third Fatality This Week From Avian Influenza

CAIRO (Reuters) – A 33-year-old Egyptian woman has died of the H5N1 bird flu virus, Egypt’s third human death from bird flu in a week, the state news agency MENA said on Friday.

The woman, Saadiya Mohamed Abdel Latief Hamed, died in Kafr El-Sheikh province and is Egypt’s 26th bird flu victim, MENA said, citing a health ministry statement.

She was admitted to hospital on April 15 suffering from fever and difficulty breathing, and tests confirmed she was infected with H5N1 avian flu. MENA said she had been exposed to infected household poultry.

A 6-year-old boy and a 25-year-old woman died from the H5N1 virus on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, and an Egyptian woman contracted the virus on Thursday.

New flu variant proves deadly in Mexico:

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A strain of flu never seen before has killed up to 60 people in Mexico and has also appeared in the United States, where eight people were infected but recovered, health officials said on Friday.

Mexico’s government said at least 20 people have died of the disease in central Mexico and that it may also have been responsible for 40 other deaths.

Mexico reported more than 1,000 suspected cases and four possible cases were also seen in Mexicali, right on the border with California.

You would think that, with a new flu variant out that reportedly has caused up to 60 deaths, the border would be closed and travel restricted between the U.S. and Mexico but nooooooo.

I would not be a bit surprised if this wasn’t what the children were suffering from when the flu swept through the school once, then swept through again. We have children in school who cannot speak English whose parents are likely illegal and are probably in close contact with other illegals.


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