Mexico swine flu toll rises to 66

May 16th, 2009 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS  

Mexico City, May 16 (EFE) The toll in Mexico’s swine flu outbreak has risen to 66, officials said Saturday.
Till date 2,829 people have been infected with the influenza A(H1N1) virus, also called swine flu. About three percent of those infected with the virus have succumbed to the disease.

Health secretary Jose Angel Cordova told reporters Friday that majority of the people who died contracted the disease before April 23.

He added that the schools and universities in the affected areas will remain closed for another week. Over 50 percent of the swine flu fatalities have been women, he said.

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