Recent news reports have now said that health officials in California are investigating the death of two Los Angeles men with the possibility of the cause being the swine flu virus. These reports cause Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to declare the California a state of emergency.
The H1N1 swine influenza virus originated in Mexico in march and has caused 20 confirmed deaths in Mexico although the actual numbers are expected to rise to around 150 once more laboratory tests are done on other suspicious deaths in Mexico.
In California there have been a total of 12 confirmed swine flu infections and 1 of the two deaths that were being investigate was determined to be caused by something other than swine flu. California health officials are still investigating the other death to see if it might have been caused by the swine flu virus.
In other news the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has told Americans that deaths will almost certainly occur in the United States from the Swine flu virus an that citizens should brace themselves for this. The CDC also said that it is especially important that the young and elderly do not contract the virus because they will be susceptible to death in comparison to healthy adults.