Wednesday, April 29, 2009

El Salvador declares national emergency due to swine flu

Salvadorian President Elias Antonio Saca declared on Tuesday a "national emergency" due to the possibility of swine flu cases detected in the country.

According to information reaching here from San Salvador, Saca said that he signed the "national emergency" after it was confirmed one case in Costa Rica and another two in Guatemala.

Salvadorian Health Minister Jose Guillermo Maza Brizuela will be in charge of the measures to prevent the spread of the disease in the country from Tuesday.

Saca told reporters that the country is "working with the Pan American Health Organization to buy medicine."

Saca said that there is not a big emergency in El Salvador with the need of extreme measures, "we have not reached the stage of closing night clubs or host soccer matches without audience," as it has happened in Mexico.


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