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28 Apr 2009 description
  • Mexico death toll 149; WHO raises alert level

    - New Zealand and Israel confirm cases of swine flu

    - Financial markets falter again on fears of pandemic

    - Some companies restricting staff travel

    By Catherine Bremer

    MEXICO CITY, April 28 (Reuters)

  • New Zealand and Israel confirmed cases of swine flu on Tuesday, the latest countries hit by a new strain that has killed up to 149 people in Mexico and which threatens to become a pandemic.

    The World Health Organisation has raised its alert level to phase 4, indicating a significantly increased risk …