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Swine Flu Outbreak Sweeps Through Mexico

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Swine Flu Outbreak Sweeps Through Mexico

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Swine Flu Outbreak Sweeps Through Mexico

Swine Flu Outbreak Sweeps Through Mexico

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A new strain of swine flu has killed at least 60 people and left more than a thousand others sick in Mexico. The World Health Organization says the virus appears to spread from human to human, and the head of the organization broke off a trip to the U.S. to deal with the crisis.

Host Scott Simon speaks to freelance journalist Michael O' Boyle in Mexico City.

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