March 28, 2011
Authorities in Mexico’s Chihuahua state along the US border announced preventive health measures Sunday to stanch a return of an H1N1 epidemic after four people recently died of the virus.
“School checks will be implemented following a renewed outbreak of H1N1 human influenza, as a means of protecting all students from possible infection,” said Javier Gonzalez, Chihuahua’s deputy secretary of education, culture and sport.
Gonzalez said four people had died in the state since last week, when authorities discovered a fresh outbreak of the virus, and state health officials quickly launched a vaccination campaign and outreach programs to inform the population about prevention measures.
This article was posted: Monday, March 28, 2011 at 8:11 am