Its rapid spread dominates the process of the North American Leaders Summit taking place in the Mexican city of Guadalajara.
Health officials and experts have warned governments around the world that a new wave of swine flu can hit people in poorer and less-ready parts of the world.
William Shaffner, an influenza expert at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, who advises federal health officials, “The virus is still ready to explode around,” the Washington Post said. “We are seeing a very big mess,” he said.
Obama administration officials said the North American Leaders Summit will discuss the issue and their collective effort to tackle it. “We are looking at responding to the H1N1 and North American flu season,” National Security Advisor General (Retired) James Jones told reporters during the summit.
“Everyone recognizes that the H1N1 will be a challenge for all of us, and there are people who will fall ill and die in the fall,” said Deputy National Security Advisor John O’Brien. A significant public health challenge for the US.