Friday, May 1, 2009

New virus has appeared. It’s called Swine flu

More than 100 people died in Mexico, more than 1,500 people are diagnosed positive to the virus. There are also cases in the United States and Europe.
The outbreak of swine flu spreads very rapidly to different countries.
It makes feel kinda scary.






People wearing protective masks pay respects to Our Lady of Guadalupe as they passed over a walkway under Guadalupe's shrine at the Basilica de Guadalupe in Mexico City, on Sunday, April 26. Mexico's biggest Catholic church, was shut down and masses were canceled as a precaution to keep large crowds away as more deaths are believed to have been caused by the swine flu outbreak that continued to plague Mexico City.





Health officials check passengers from Los Angeles through Taipei at the arrival hall of Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, Monday, April 27. Malaysia's Health Ministry has issued a statement, saying it has set up an operations room to monitor the situation and coordinate with WHO.





Passengers, wearing surgical masks as a precaution against infection, arrive at the airport in Mexico City, Sunday, April 26. Health workers screened airports and bus stations Sunday for people sickened by a new strain of swine flu that experts fear could become a global epidemic.





Pilots wearing masks arrive at Barajas Airport in Madrid Monday, April 27. Spain on Monday became the first nation outside North America to confirm a case of a swine flu, while countries from New Zealand to Israel quickly instituted new security measures at airports and put sick travelers under observation.





A taxi driver and his customer wear surgical masks in Mexico City, Sunday, April 26. A fatal strain of swine flu has been detected in Mexico and experts fear it could become a global epidemic.





Axel Sanchez wears a protective face mask as he waits for his flight at the airport in Tijuana, Mexico, Sunday, April 26.





A couple wearing masks kisses at the Historic Center in Mexico City on April 25. An outbreak of deadly swine flu in Mexico and the United States has raised the specter of a new virus against which much of humanity would have little or no immunity.





A street musician wearing a surgical mask plays in a square at the Coyoacan neighborhood in Mexico City, Sunday, April 26. Public officials closed stadiums to the public Sunday, church services were canceled and health workers screened airports and bus stations for people sickened by a new strain of swine flu that experts fear could become a global epidemic.





Mexican athletes wearing face masks at the Nationals Olympics 2009 in Tijuana on April 26. The Mexican national games were canceled due an outbreak of swine flu In Mexico.





A woman wearing a mask sits inside the subway at the Pino Suarez station in Mexico City, on April 26. As a preventive measure against contagion of the deadly swine flu virus, more than 500 cultural and athletic events -- including mass celebration-- were canceled by government order in the capital city alone. Authorities banned large gatherings for at least 10 days.





Women wearing surgical masks pray in the Zocalo plaza in Mexico City, Sunday, April 26.





Two workers of the Guadalupe's Basilica attend mass wearing preventive masks during a celebration without parishoners, in Mexico City on April 26.





Nuns wear face masks during a closed door mass at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City, Sunday, April 26.





A Mexican soldier hands out masks inside the subway at the Pino Suarez station in Mexico City, on April 26.





Members of a familiy walking along Juarez Avenue in Mexico City wear surgical masks to ward off infection by the new multi-strain swine flu virus, on April 26.
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