The deadly swine flu virus hitched a ride in a 9 year old boy from Lorain, Ohio. The boy had returned from a trip to Mexico with his family. They had traveled all over Mexico including a visit to a farm.
The virus is new strain combined of strains from North America, Europe, and Asia. The unique combination has led some to speculate about the possible biological attach.
Contrary to some spectacular news reporting, the swine flu virus is not new to North America. There have been minor outbreaks of this type of flu since the early 1900s. It is contracted usually by contact with infected pigs or people. As in this case, it was probably spread by birds that inflected pigs that was passed on to humans. This is a more unusual outbreak because it is being widely spread from humans to humans. It is spread by sneezing, coughing, and the like. Therefore, it should be deemed unusual.
Nevertheless, the unanswered question raising speculation that terrorism may be a factor is why is it more severe and deadly in Mexico than in America? Another question not raised is why did it happen around the same time of President Obama’s visit to Mexico?