Mexico shuts nonessential services amid swine flu

MEXICO CITY – Mexico is telling citizens to stay home, urging businesses to close for five days and suspending government services as the World Health Organization warns the swine flu outbreak is on the brink of becoming a global epidemic.

In the United States, federal health officials said Thursday the number of confirmed cases had risen to 109. President Barack Obama told Americans the government was “taking the utmost precautions and preparations” to stop the virus.

Wow. I really feel bad for our Mexican neighbors. Hopefully they can get this swine flu under control before it becomes an even more severe problem.

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