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For the first time in more than 20 years, the federal government has cancelled classes at all levels (from kindergarten up to university). The Minister of Health is investigating 943 cases and estimates that the virus has already killed 16 people so far in April.
"We are faced with a new influenza virus, whose symptoms are: fever over 39 degrees, cough, severe headache, muscle aches and joints, irritation of the eyes and nasal discharge" said Health Minister Jose Angel Cordova, on Thursday night.
While the authorities recognized investigating 16 "suspicious" deaths, the World Health Organization says that there are about 800 suspected cases of swine flu, with 57 deaths in the region of Mexico and similar reported cases in the San Luis Potosi region in the center of the country.
The outbreak could be caused by a new strain of swine influenza A (H1N1), which could have spread from pigs to human, then maybe from human to human.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also reported that a new variant of H1N1 swine influenza has sickened at least seven patients in California and Texas.
Scientists in Mexico and in the U.S. are trying to determine whether or not the cases in both countries are related and if a pandemic risk exists.
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