Swine Flu and the Mexico Mystery
Why does the swine flu seem to be more deadly in Mexico?
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As one blogger put it, "If you've seen one flu pandemic, you've seen one flu pandemic." But figuring out exactly what's happening in Mexico will give us a much better idea of what we can expect around the world.
Correction, April 29, 2009: This article originally miscalculated the potential kill rates of swine flu. (Return to the corrected sentence.)
David Dobbs writes frequently on science, psychiatry, sports, and other exotic cultures, and has tracked the DSM saga at his blog. He is working on The Orchid and the Dandelion, a book about how genes and culture shape us, and we them.
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