Mexico ups swine flu screening as cases increase Staff

1/27/2012 10:48:00 AM - Staff

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Three years after swine flu closed Mexico City and caused an international scare, the Mexican government and local media are at odds over the severity of this season's flu virus. Newspapers are warning of an alarming increase in cases while the government insists there is no cause for alarm.

Federal and state health officials agree there is an increase, but they say the number of cases is within the range of a normal flu season.