29 April 2009
Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN chief medical correspondent, is reporting via Anderson Cooper's CNN's AC 360 that he has tracked down in La Gloria, Veracruz, Mexico a little boy who is widely believed to be the first victim of the swine flu virus.
Reporting from what is probably the swine flu outbreak's ground zero, Sanjay wore no face mask because according to him, the boy is already fully recovered and could no longer pass on the infection. The boy reportedly got sick with the virus in March this year but his blood was not tested for the swine flu virus because doctors did not know about the swine flu virus at that time. The place where he lives is near pig farms.
It is not clear whether the antiviral drug Tamiflu was a factor in this boy's recovery.
Here are pictures of Dr. Sanjay Gupta and the boy whose name was not disclosed.
This is a story of hope and survival. There could be life after a bout with the swine flu virus as this lovable Mexican kid proves.
In the meantime, the swine flu virus outbreak has spread: 64 confirmed cases in the U.S, 9 states affected, 7 countries worldwide.
Author's Note: I believe my use of these pictures constitute fair use of CNN's rights over its video clips. If there are objections from CNN, I'll promptly pull down these pictures.