The swine flu epidemic can no longer be contained and the World Health Organization has raised it’s alert level after more people have died in Mexico. 152 people are now dead there, and suspected cases in the US have nearly doubled.
Three more cases have been confirmed in Dallas. A woman from Michigan may have caught it. There are 10 more possible cases in Queensland. And airports in Cambodia are re-installing thermal scanners that were used during the bird flu outbreak.
The UN’s FAO is sending teams of experts to find out if the virus has a direct connection to pig farming. But this farmers newspaper in the UK says there’s no link. What do you think is causing it?
Ros and the team are live from Mexico again on WHYS today, and then they have to fly straight home to the UK and go into quarantine for a week. What are your fears about swine flu? What are the best ways to stop it spreading? Do you think people should stop travelling?
Amnesty International says thousands of people are running away from their homes in Pakistan because of fighting between security forces and the Taleban.
But do poor people in the coutryside see the Taleban as an Islamic Robin Hood? Should the Pakistan government attack the Taleban in Pakistan? Will this threaten the world or make it safer?