meet the sweet little face of swine flu

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    LA GLORIA, Mexico, April 29 - One person who may have helped launch a rapidly spreading flu outbreak likes to draw hearts and flowers in the dirt outside his home. He likes to climb trees and give hugs and play with his soccer ball. And despite a persistent cough, he does not, he insists, feel sick.

    "Not anymore," said Édgar Enrique Hernández, a smiling 5-year-old Mexican boy who tested positive for the deadly new strain of swine flu in this windswept valley surrounded by pig-breeding farms. "I feel good."

    Although authorities have not determined that swine flu started in La Gloria, a village of about 2,500 people in the state of Veracruz, Édgar, who got sick in late March, is the earliest confirmed case of the virus in Mexico. He was just one of several hundred people from La Gloria and surrounding areas that fell ill around that time in an unexplained outbreak that left two children dead and prompted authorities to fumigate the entire village.

    full two page article:

    Little boy at the center of a viral storm - Washington Post- msnbc.com
     
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    DavidS Anti-Tea Party Member

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    Thanks a lot, punk. *grabs SAW machine gun*
     
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    editec Mr. Forgot-it-All

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    The INDUSTRIAL PORK farm where that kid lives is a big supplier for Harmon Ham, products, FYI.

    Let's give still another big hand to FREE TRADE, shall we?
     
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    Indiana Oracle The Truth is Hard to Find

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    We love to import inexpensive goods, such as ham, from 3rd world places, like Mexico. I enjoy paying less as does everyone else. But to assume such places have the general safeguards required of US companies is naive or worse.

    And don't start, please, with the US industry is bad crap. Where laws are not followed, it is largely the fault of government enacting legislation they do not follow with tight enforcement. Man's fallen nature needs supervision. One of the things we pay Washington to do for us is put laws in place for this purpose. Washington fails with boring regularity to enforce the laws the political criminal class enacts to make themselves look good.

    I do not know the answer to this: are there US-enforceable laws in place governing the production of meat products?
     
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    yes there are or else we would not have a dept of ag with inspectors
     

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