61 dead in Mexico, (16 for sure – 45 as yet to be confirmed) + 7 in U.S. – Texas and California. In Mexico, there are 1,000 suspected cases already as reported by the World Health Organization (WHO).
It’s thought to have migrated from pigs to humans! That’s been known to happen before, (species jumping – as in bird flu) but rarely has it then been passed on to other humans. Bird Flu was responsible for a recent death in Egypt.
This swine flu (named H1N1) actually has a reason to be called “swine”, but it’s a respiratory disease.