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Worst of H1N1 (swine flu) may be behind Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta, health official says

he H1N1 (swine flu) peaked late last month in the Mexican State of Jalisco, Mexico?s Health Secretary Jose Angel Cordova said over the weekend.

Cordova made the announcement during a visit to Guadalajara on Saturday, May 9. He added that the total number of cases in Jalisco has risen from 26 to 31. He explained that a backlog of specimens waiting to be tested in Mexico City resulted in officials not being able to announce that there were any cases in Jalisco until May 6.

Guadalajara is the capital of Jalisco and is Mexico?s second-largest city, after Mexico City, which was hardest hit by the flu.

The coastal resort city, Puerto Vallarta, is also part of Jalisco. Most of Jalisco?s flu cases were from Guadalajara. Just two were from Puerto Vallarta, according to Pam Thompson of Puerto Vallarta Health Care Resources. For my previous post on the Puerto Vallarta cases along with a link to Pam’s updates in Banderas News, click here.