Mexico's Health Secretary Briefs State Lawmakers On H1N1 Swine Flu In His Country

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(Sacramento, CA)
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Mexico’s national health secretary is in Sacramento briefing state lawmakers about the spread of the H1N1 virus in his country. 

Capital Public Radio's Steve Shadley reports...
Jose Angel Cordova Villalobos says Mexico has seen a significant decrease in cases of the H1N1 virus since the strain of the Swine Flu first appeared there last spring. 

And, he says fatalities are down too. But, Villalobos says Mexico’s health officials aren’t letting their guard down yet...
Cordova VillaLobos:  “We could have another peak but we started vaccinations three or four weeks ago with a good response of the people. And, we hope to finish this program in the next two months...”
Villalobos is in Sacramento attending opening ceremonies for a new health clinic for Mexican immigrants. 

It’s the ninth facility of its kind in the state and the program is paid for by the Mexican government. 

Officials say the clinics are helping to relieve overcrowded conditions at hospital emergency rooms where a lot of immigrants go for medical treatment.