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Mexico still feeling consequences of bird flu.


Within five days of last year’s April 23 flu announcement, Mexico City would essentially shut down, streets empty of traffic and almost every business shuttered by government order. Only a few wary, masked silhouettes plied the streets, and a pall of fear and mistrust settled over the city.

One year later, the fear is gone but Mexico still is feeling the human and economic consequences of swine flu.

The pandemic killed 1,185 people in Mexico — out of 17,700 deaths worldwide. Tourism revenues, Mexico’s largest source of income after oil and remittances, have yet to recover to pre-flu levels. READ MORE HERE.