Saturday, April 25, 2009

WARNING: ‘This is highly contagious. It can be fatal and it has pandemic properties.’

Last night the unnamed man, understood to be a British national, was in isolation in a West London hospital and was being treated by staff trained in infectious disease controls.

Earlier, panic spread throughout Mexico, where those who died were reported to be the first victims of a pandemic with the potential to kill millions.

Experts said the virus posed the biggest threat of a pandemic since bird flu began to spread in 2003.