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Mexico City vendors feel the effects of swine flu

You can't have failed to notice that Mexico is in the grip of a swine flu outbreak. Schools, museums and theaters are shut, residents have been warned by the government not to kiss or shake hands when they say hello, and about half the people on the streets are wearing surgical face masks. 

But the swine flu outbreak isn't just taking its toll on people's health. Local businesses are also starting to suffer as customers stay away. Watch the video for more.

See our complete coverage of the swine flu public health emergencies in both Mexico and the United States here.

-- Deborah Bonello in Mexico City
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Go back to school. savy?

well how started all of this and y dont they now about it like along time ago and i thought they new but they dont


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