Letters WHO and pandemic flu

What happened in Mexico

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c3465 (Published 29 June 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c3465
  1. Asa Cristina Laurell, independent consultant1,
  2. Joel R Herrera, independent consultant1
  1. 1CAESS, San Luis Potosi 71, Colonia Roma CP 06700, Mexico City, Mexico
  1. laurell9998{at}gmail.com

    Another important issue for the World Health Organization’s declaration of the AH1N1 pandemic1 is how the original outbreak was managed in Mexico.

    After the outbreak was initially denied, a state of emergency was declared, which rapidly paralysed the economy and social life. This was later toned down, even though most deaths and illness occurred five months later. …

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