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Swine Flu Spreads

Over 80 people have died in Mexico and it is estimated that over 1400 people have been infected with a new strain of swine flu.

The Mexican government cancelled all mass services as well as sporting events and prison visitations to try and halt the spread of the virus, the Pioneer Press reports.

Cases have been found as far away as New Zealand and over 20 cases have been found in New York, California, Kansas and Ohio.

The U.S. declared a public health emergency in order to ship around 12 million doses of anti-flu medication from a federal stockpile to the infected states, however the Star Tribune reports that the 20 infected people are recovering rapidly.