Mexico is scrubbing itself clean to battle the new H1N1 flu, taking unprecedented precautions in restaurants, public transport and museums that officials hope will take hold once the health crisis passes.Later is better than never I suppose...
In a country where poverty often prevents basic hygiene and many people wrongly believe a shot of tequila or a squeeze of lime juice will kill microbes, a sudden and urgent education in epidemiology is taking hold.
"This is breaking with a paradigm. I think there will be a change. It has been an important lesson for society," said Dr Pablo Kuri, an adviser to Health Minister Jose Angel Cordova.
The swine flu virus has killed at least 44 people in Mexico and two in the United States and infected more than 2,000 people in 24 countries, triggering fears of a pandemic.
Friday, May 8, 2009
Mexico Scrubs Itself Clean To Combat Flu Outbreak