Councillors from the Devon town of Torbay school learnt that the girl had fallen ill after a trip to Mexico at 8. Mayor of Torbay Nick Bye centre today said he did not want the town to be like the resort in the film 'Jaws'. Mr Bye, who is a Tory elected mayor, said he agreed with the decision to coordinate the announcement. He said: "There needed to be a national announcement. It was absolutely right to get the message out and it was a question of who went first.
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The flu pandemic in North America , part of an pandemic in of a new strain of influenza A virus subtype H1N1 causing what has been commonly called swine flu , began in the United States or Mexico. Soldiers mobilized by the government have handed out six million surgical masks to citizens in and around Mexico City. However, as for April 27, there are no confirmed reported cases of infection in this state. On April 27, the Secretariat of Public Education announced that all schools in Mexico will remain closed at least until May 6.
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In , New Zealand had 3, cases and 19 deaths due to swine influenza. On 25 April ten students from Rangitoto College , a secondary school in North Shore City , Auckland , exhibited influenza symptoms on returning from a three-week language trip to Mexico. All 22 students and three accompanying teachers from the trip and those in close contact with them were placed in voluntary home isolation and treated with oseltamivir.
Today, I braced myself as I turned on the computer to head to the CDC website for the latest updates. As a mother, I didn't want to read about another mother's tragedy and heartache. As most of us, working in the trenches, had feared, the worst had happened.