Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Infant Death in Argentina due to Swine Flu

-C. Paula de los Angeles

One of the concerns about the recent swine flu pandemic is how the flu will fare in the winter seasons.

The World Health Organization has already confirmed 35,928 cases of the virus, including 163 deaths in 76 countries worldwide.

This past week, Argentina, a country now entering its winter months, experienced its first fatality due to swine flu, a 3-month-old baby. Officials do not know how the infant contracted the disease, but its continued perseverance into these colder months is a reason to be concerned.

Questions: What is the ideal environmental/climate of this swine flu to spread?

News article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/16/world/americas/16flu.html?ref=world

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