Mexico reports 2 more swine flu deaths; toll at 80
Mexico is reporting two more deaths from swine flu, bringing the country's toll to 80.world Updated: May 23, 2009 06:51 IST
Mexico is reporting two more deaths from swine flu, bringing the country's toll to 80.
The Health Department says tests have confirmed 166 more cases - including the deaths - for a total of 4,174 nationwide. Mexico says its epidemic has largely subsided, but the confirmed toll has been rising as scientists test a backlog of samples from patients.
Only eight of the 80 dead developed symptoms after April 23, when the presence of swine flu was confirmed in the country and emergency measures were announced.
The department announced the new toll in a statement on Friday.