Pakistani/Bangladeshi connection to Mexican Swine Flu pandemic

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    I haven't heard too much of this connection in the media:

    from Yahoo News:
    "One of the seven deaths in Mexico directly attributed to swine flu was that of a Bangladeshi immigrant, said Mexico's chief epidemiologist, who suggested that someone could have brought the virus from Pakistan or Bangladesh.

    Miguel Angel Lezana, the epidemiologist, said the unnamed Bangladeshi had lived in Mexico for six months and was recently visited by a brother who arrived from Bangladesh or Pakistan and was reportedly ill. The brother has left Mexico and his whereabouts are unknown."
     
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    editec Mr. Forgot-it-All

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    Could be.

    But it seems far more likely that the industrial pig-farm which existed reight next to the Mexico's first victim of this disease was the vector of the disease.

    Occums razor and all that, eh?
     
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    If someone brought the virus with them from Bangladesh, wouldn't it stand to reason that there would likely be many cases of this outbreak in Bangladesh?
     
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