A Tale of Two Countries: H1N1 and Public Health

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

One of the ongoing mysteries of the H1N1 influenza outbreak is why it killed 26 people in Mexico, but only two people right across the border in the U.S. Is it simply that the virus is less virulant now? Or can we learn something by looking at how each nation handles public health crises? The Takeaway talks to Dr. Julio Frenk, former Mexican Minister of Health and now Dean of the Harvard School of Public Health.

Guests:

Dr. Julio Frenk

Hosted by:

Farai Chideya

Contributors:

Noel King and Jen Poyant

Comments [1]

Leon Freilich

"Walking well" flood hospitals with -- or without -- flu symptoms --CNN

GO ON DOWN

Can't read or hear enough about
The south-of-the-border flu?
Don't bother heading to the E.R.,
Too many ahead of you.

Instead, go to the primary source
--Your luck'll be seven-eleven--
Where Mexican virus bugs have built
Hypochondriac heaven.

May. 06 2009 09:14 AM

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