Edgar HernÃ¡ndez, Swine Flu H1N1 Patient Zero, Clues (Photo)
By Tina Johnson
Apr 29, 2009
Is Ã‰dgar HernÃ¡ndez the swine flu patient zero in Mexico? Americans are on heightened alert as swine flu has slammed Mexico killing over 150 people so far and on Wednesday, it was announced that the United States had its first death. A 23-month-old child has died of swine flu in Texas, the Center for Disease Control said.
A four-year-old boy (full name Edgar HernÃ¡ndez HernÃ¡ndez) is named in a UK Guardian feature that headlines, "Four-year-old could hold key in search for source of swine flu outbreak...Case confirmed in village in south-eastern Mexico where 60% of residents fell ill."
The New York Daily News explores as well, and they say that the Mexican government is not so sure if the child is patient zero. Photos and much more on the case here at the Daily News.
The report adds, "Local health officials and Federal Health Secretary Jose Angel Cordova downplay claims that the swine flu epidemic could have started in La Gloria, noting that of 35 mucous samples taken from respiratory patients there, only Edgar's came back positive."
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