WELLINGTON, April 26 (Xinhua) -- An expert in disease control said New
Zealand cannot stop the spread of a new strain of swine flu simply by stopping
travel, New Zealand media reported on Sunday.
Roger Morris, an international disease control consultant, said at this
stage the virus seems to react to Tamiflu and any early cases which arrived New
Zealand would be treated with the drug, the Newstalk ZB radio reported on
An emergency decree has been declared in Mexico following the outbreak of a
new flu virus suspected of killing 81 people there.
The World Health Organization has declared the outbreaks of influenza-like
illness in Mexico and four U.S. states as a "public health emergency of
The flu spread from person to person, rather than being caught from pigs.
But health officials have stopped short of declaring a pandemic.
Morris said stopping travel movement around the world will not stop the
He added that there will be enough people incubating the disease who will
get through the system and continue to spread it.