Improving the Health of the Poor in Mexico: H1N1 Preliminary Issues As it is, “the burden of disease in developing countries has traditionally been characterized by under nutrition and infectious diseases” The poor in Mexico are among the most susceptible to these types of afflictions, because of the inability to have the proper medical care, food and lifestyle to make their lives as healthy as they could be. The H1N1 virus, commonly referred to as “swine flu” is one such issue that hit this sector of the population hard because they were so vulnerable to disease and malnutrition. The 2009 flu pandemic was unique, as well, because it hit both the healthier and unhealthy sectors of the population. The outbreak began in Veracruz, Mexico....The end:
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