Mexico swine flu toll rises to 75

May 21st, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS  

Mexico City, May 21 (Xinhua) The number of confirmed deaths from influenza A(H1N1) in Mexico has risen to 75, the health ministry said.
The ministry said Wednesday that seven of the deaths took place after April 23, the day when the government ordered all educational institutions in the country closed. The number of deaths is 1.9 percent of the number of people infected.

Although the disease has been deadliest in Mexico, the US continues to lead the number of infected, with 5,469 cases.

The World Health Organisation reported 10,420 confirmed cases spread across 41 nations.

The disease now appears to be spreading fastest in Japan, which confirmed 210 flu infections, up from just four a few days ago.

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