Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A little boy who lives in a Mexico mountain village flanked by pig farms has been named as "patient zero" in the swine flu outbreak. Five-year-old Edgar Hernandez and his family live in La Gloria in the state of Veracruz. His mother blames the virus on a huge, U.S.-owned pig farm in their neighborhood.

Meanwhile, a child in Texas has become the first person to die from swine flu in the United States, according to Dr. Richard Besser, the acting director of the CDC. The 22-month-old boy from Mexico City had traveled with his family to Brownsville, Texas. Six of the 64 confirmed swine flu cases in the U.S. have been reported in Texas, according to the CDC.


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