According to the World Health Organization, the H1N1 flu virus has killed just under 1,500 people worldwide. Right now, it is spreading through India's sizeable population. Dr. Martin Blaser of New York University's School of Medicine discusses the risks of the flu pandemic from a global perspective.
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Argentina is in the grip of what seems to be a full-blown swine flu epidemic, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner, and there has been economic and political fallout following the country's recent congressional election.
As the confirmed number of H1N1 flu cases worldwide surpasses 2,000, Mexico is returning to normal as businesses resume. But as a Worldfocus contributing blogger writes, the epidemic may have a lasting impact on the country's internal politics, as Mexico approaches congressional elections in July.
Worldfocus explores the outbreak of the H1N1 flu virus in this special report. While the infection rate seems to be subsiding in Mexico for now, many other countries are preparing for potential outbreaks, either now or later in the year when the typical flu season begins again in the northern hemisphere.
Stephen Morse of Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health discusses how he sees the H1N1 flu epidemic playing out over the next few months in Mexico, the U.S. and the world. Ask Professor Morse your questions about the virus here.