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++ Health Secretary José Ángel Córdova Villalobos said that 16 people have been confirmed to have died from human influenza and there are 381 confirmed infections from the H1N1 virus. Córdova Villalobos ruled out a quarantine because of the epidemic.

++ Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard said that progress is being made since, he said, the measures taken have led to a reduction in the number of flu cases and hospitalizations.

++ The World Health Organization reported 367 confirmed flu infections in 13 countries with Mexico leading, followed by the United States with 141 cases, Canada with 34, Spain with 13, Great Britain with 8, and Germany and New Zealand each with four.

++ Head of the Pan-American Health Organization Mirta Roses announced in Washington that a preliminary influenza vaccine for this strain will be ready by the end of May, but testing to prove its effectiveness will delay it being applied…

++ The U.N. International Organization for Migrations said that documented or undocumented migrants living in any country affected by the human influenza epidemic must be guaranteed medical care and information about how to prevent contagion.

++ President Calderón met with his cabinet and top health officials to analyze the political, economic, labor, diplomatic and health repercussions of the current emergency situation in Mexico.

++ Finance Secretary Agustín Carstens said the cost of the human influenza epidemic in Mexico will amount to 4.5 billion dollars, or the equivalent of 0.5 percent of the Gross Domestic Product.


  1. The human influenza sacre has hit Inida. Till saturday morning two suspected cases of human influenza have been reported in capital city- New Delhi. A 25 year old youth who came back from Texas 15 days ago has been admitted to Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital of New Delhi with suspected symptoms of H1N1 flu symptoms. The other, a 35 year old UK citizen walked to the same hospital complaining about the symptoms of H1N1 human influenza. According to hospital officials both the patients are under observations in different isolation wards. There samples and tests have been taken and reports are likely to come very soon. According to a senior official from Ministry of health, Government of India, in last 24 hours 6 suspected patients were admitted in the RML hospitals but 4 were discharged as they didn't show any symptoms of H1N1 flu.
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