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Obama's Mexico trip overlapped with swine flu; White House says he's fine

April 25, 2009 |  7:39 pm

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The White House says that President Obama, who traveled to Mexico this month, is in good health and not affected by the swine flu that has killed at least 68 people and sickened hundreds in that country. That’s the word reported today by the Associated Press.

AP quotes Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs as saying, “The president’s trip to Mexico has not put his health in any danger.”

The AP also reports:

The outbreak coincided with President Barack Obama’s trip to Mexico City on April 16. Obama was received at the anthropology museum in Mexico City by Felipe Solis, a distinguished archaeologist who died a week later from symptoms similar to flu, Reforma newspaper reported. The newspaper didn’t say if Solis had swine flu or not.

The Centers for Disease Control, meanwhile, is providing information on swine flu on its website.

-- Steve Padilla

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Photo:  AFP / Getty Images (Obama and Mexico's President Felipe Calderon on April 16).

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