Health experts are looking very closely at the spread of swine flu among people in Spain, Britain and Japan, a WHO official said Sunday, as Japan confirmed dozens of new cases among teenagers and shut down affected schools.
Eliane Engeler and Mari Yamaguchi
, May 17, 2009
Canada’s minister of international trade says a Chinese ban on Alberta pork over fears of swine flu is “disappointing and unwarranted.” Stockwell Day says federal government officials in Beijing are attempting to “clarify” the situation.
Saying China's quarantine of 70 Mexican travelers was discrimination, Mexico announced it was chartering a plane today to bring its citizens home from the country. Mexican officials also declared the epidemic to be waning, but medical experts worldwide said it was to early to make that call.
Polk County 'probable' swine flu case ruled out Eleven schools in Orono, Minn., will be closed today and one school in Minneapolis will also be shuttered due to probable cases of swine flu, state health officials said Sunday. Rocori Middle School in Cold Spring — which has been connected to the state's lone confirmed case of swine flu — would also remain closed today.
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