A recent outbreak of swine flu in Mexico and the United States is raising concern. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) the issue has the possibility of evolving into a “pandemic potential”. WHO already called for an emergency meeting of flu experts to discuss how to prevent this deadly flu from spreading. Officials say they have never-before-seen a virus of the likes and adds hat it is a very serious situation. So far, the outbreak killed about a dozen in Mexico and sickened at least eight in U.S. However, there are 62 people in Mexico who died from severe pneumonia caused by a flu-like illness. Mexican authorities already have closed public areas like schools and museums. Health officials say to clean your hands and avoid touching other. WHO Director-General Margaret Chan says, “This is an animal strain of the H1N1 virus, and it has pandemic potential because it is infecting people.”
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