US braces after Mexico declares epidemic swine flu

California and Texas hit with new swine flu possibly from Mexico.

San Francisco, CA(–Mexico’s government health officials announced, in a press conference today in Mexico City, an epidemic swine flu has sickened over 1,000 and caused 60 possible deaths. As reported by Reuters, the majority of deaths affected victims between the ages of 25 and 45. Health officials say this dangerous strain of flu virus has never been seen before.

California and Texas health officials have confirmed eight cases of the new influenza A H1N1 strain which is now being spread from person to person contact. All eight sickened victims in the United States have survived and recovered. According to authorities with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the new viral strain carries DNA from avian, swine, and human viruses with elements from European and Asian swine viruses. The virus is passed by sneezing, coughing, and physical contact. The Mexican government reportedly ruled out risk of infection from eating pork. news for California government health injury lawyers.

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