The government of Mexico recently stated that they have only been able to confirm 7 deaths in the outbreak, pending tests.
An experienced nurse at the Federal IMSS Clinic #31 stated that the test to confirm whether or not a patient has “swine Flu” take one month to process. She also stated that each day more and more people are showing up at the Hospital with symptons. She cited a 60% increase in the emergency room. For her, other nurses, and the two docters who work in the emergency this has been overwhelming.
Almost all the people are sent away after being checked out. But in an estimate she stated that 12 suspected cases are found each day.
After spending time at a number of hospitals here in Mexico, I am starting to come to the conclusion that in Mexico. The crisis is about an over streched heath care system that has been fundamentally unable to cope with the potential scale of this problem. I will post more in this later today, as I focus my reporting on the relationship between this outbreak, and poverty and inequality within Mexico.