By Mariela Rosario | 05/05/2009 - 11:50
Citizens of Mexico City are anxiously awaiting life to return to normal after health officials declared the worst to be over in the swine flu outbreak. President Felipe Calderon went on national television on Sunday evening to tell people that the national shutdown seemed to have been effective in curtailing the outbreak within the nation's borders. Although the shut down may have helped in terms of assuaging health concerns, it has dealt a blow to the local economy, especially in the capital city.
By Mariela Rosario | 04/30/2009 - 16:00
As if swine flu weren't enough to worry about, reports have been coming out of Nicaragua of another illness spreading. Referred to by locals as grisi siknis—which translated from the indigenous Miskito language means "crazy sickness"—it has been causing mass hysteria among the population lately and has the Nicaraguan authorities at a loss for answers.