Border Disease Program Helped Sound Alarm on Swine Flu
May 7, 2009 5 a.m.
The first two cases of swine flu were confirmed in San Diego. Five days before Mexico City shut down, the Naval Health Research Center and a little know border health project identified two children with the virus. The border project has quietly monitored disease along the US Mexico border for the last ten years. KPBS Border Reporter explains how the group helped sound the alarm bells on the swine flu epidemic worldwide.