On Friday, Mexico's federal government closed museums, libraries, state-run theaters and schools in its overcrowded capital in order to prevent the pig flu
First described in April 2009, the virus appeared to be a new strain of H1N1 which resulted when a previous triple reassortment of bird, pig and human flu viruses further combined with a Eurasian pig flu
Yesterday it emerged two biotechnology companies had started the world's first human trials of a pig flu
immunisation in Australia.
The current outbreak is a new strain of influenza A virus subtype H1N1, a relative of pig flu
that has already existed in America for the past 10 years, he explains.
READERS were angry over our story last week that pig flu
victim Iain Askham was told by health bosses not to admit he went to a pop gig after returning from Mexico.
"So sad to leave Mexico (but) ready to get out of pig flu
country," she added.
Tests show 68 people in the Central American state have died from a new strain of "pig flu
", with over 1,000 more cases confirmed by Mexico's Health Secretary Jose Angel Cordova.
On Saturday Mexican authorities announced that 81 people died in Mexico after being infected with a human strain of the swine flu, also referred to as pig flu
. They reported that 1,000 other cases have been infected with the virus.