Last week a case of H1N1 swine flu turned up among the influx of illegal aliens at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. Lackland is home to US Air Force training, and San Antonio, a major trade hub, is Texas’ second largest city.
This week, two additional cases have been discovered. ValleyCentral reports that Chris Cabera, vice president of the National Border Patrol Council #3307, says that one case of swine flu has been confirmed at the Brownsville (TX) Patrol Station. Another case has been confirmed at the Fort Brown Border Patrol Station, which is also in Brownsville.
All three cases involve juveniles who have come into Texas during the massive influx of illegal aliens swarming the Texas-Mexico border.
As many as 120 people are now isolated as a result of the confirmations of swine flu cases. 2,000 doses of vaccine were shipped to Lackland AFB to deal with the detection of the base’s single case of swine flu last week.
The US Centers for Disease Control estimates that the 2009 swine flu pandemic killed between 151,700 and 575,400 people worldwide.