Be Afraid

Killer Virus Comes to the US

Next card in the crappy hand fate’s been dealing us as of late? Deadly swine flu. “A deadly strain of flu never seen before has killed as many as 68 people in Mexico and has spread into the United States, where several people were reported ill,” reports the Associated Press. Designated H1N1, the virus has infected at least seven people in California and Texas, and all have recovered. “Because there is clearly human-to-human spread of the new virus, raising fears of a major outbreak, Mexico's government canceled classes for millions of children in its sprawling capital city and surrounding areas.” Mexico has close to 1,000 suspected cases.