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Mexico lowers swine flu death toll


The number of suspected deaths from swine flu in Mexico has been cut by 75 to 101, indicating the outbreak may not be as bad as initially feared.

The country has ordered a five-day shutdown in a bid to contain the virus.

US President Barack Obama is calling for continued vigilance but says the virus that has travelled across the border also appears weaker.

Rajesh Mirchandani reports from Mexico City.


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