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Mexico Sees Sudden Spurt In Swine Flu Cases

by VR Sreeraman on August 5, 2009 at 12:06 PM
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Mexico Sees Sudden Spurt In Swine Flu Cases

Mexico has recorded a big jump in swine flu cases with more than 1,100 new infections in just five days, taking the total number soaring above the 17,000 mark, the health ministry said Tuesday.

"As of yesterday (Monday) evening the number of confirmed cases of A(H1N1) in the country was 17,416, of which 146 have died," the ministry said in a statement.

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There were no new fatalities among the new cases but the updated figure represented a large rise from July 30 when the official number of infections was 16,296.

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