Posted on April 27, 2009. Filed under: News And Politics... |

As if swine flu wasn’t enough for the people of Mexico, they had a 6.0-magnitude earthquake in Mexico City shaking things up there.  One more reason to stay away from there.  Someone may be trying to tell us all something…

Earthquake hits Mexico City as country grapples with swine flu

A powerful earthquake has rocked Mexico City as the government attempts to grapple with a deadly outbreak of swine flu.

Last Updated: 6:11PM BST 27 Apr 2009

People evacuated buildings and were forced onto the streets, which have been empty of late as civilians try to avoid contact with the flu that is thought to have killed 149 across the country so far.

Early reports suggest the earthquake measured 6.0 on the Richter scale.

Mexico has closed its schools in an attempt to contain the virus.

Ban ki-Moon has warned that the could become a global pandemic as cases have been registered in countries as far apart as the United States, New Zealand and Spain.

Twenty-five cases of possible swine flu have been reported in Britain, the Health Secretary has disclosed.

In a statement to the Commons, Alan Johnson said that three patients were undergoing specialist testing and another 14 were being monitored at home. None has yet been confirmed as suffering from the virus.

Eight people who came forward with swine flu-like symptoms have been shown not to have the condition, which is believed to have killed more than 149 people in Mexico.

There are believed to be 1,614 cases in the Latin American country.

The vast majority of suspected cases of H1N1 have been found in people who have recently returned to their home countries.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has described the situation as a "public health emergency of international concern".



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