What happened in MexicoBMJ 2010; 340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c3465 (Published 29 June 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c3465
- Asa Cristina Laurell, independent consultant1,
- Joel R Herrera, independent consultant1
- 1CAESS, San Luis Potosi 71, Colonia Roma CP 06700, Mexico City, Mexico
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. …