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The Vox Box

Raising the bar on pandemic protection

WHO takes a leadership role in the coverage of the swine flu.
WHO takes a leadership role in the coverage of the swine flu.

The swine flu? (I just heard about this on today's morning news...) 

The World Health Organization, (WHO), reports Mexico's infection-count at 26 cases with 7 death while the U.S. Government having a count of 91 confirmed cases with no deaths: until now. 

Having traveled to Texas from his home in Mexico for following medical treatment, describes the 23-month-old child as "the first [death] outside Mexico and the first in U.S."

"This is obviously a serious situation.  Serious enough to take the utmost precautions," President Obama said while speaking at the White House before a short trip to Missouri. 

"Every American should know that the federal government is prepared to do whatever is necessary to control the impact of this virus," Obama said. 

Follow the current standings on the swine influenza with WHO. Updated daily.

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