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27 April 2009

Mexico Raises Swine Flu Death Toll to 149

from Washington Post Foreign Service by Joshua Partlow

The suspected death toll from the outbreak of swine flu in Mexico rose Monday to 149 people as health authorities canceled all schools across the country until May 6.

Since the first case of swine flu was reported, 1,995 people have been hospitalized with serious cases of pneumonia, said Cordova, and 1,070 of these people have been released. He said 20 of the deaths so far have been confirmed as swine flu, but that just two laboratories in the country, one in Mexico City and one in the state of Veracruz, are able to confirm this new strain.

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