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Flu brings Mexican sports to a stop

Updated: May 19, 2009, 11:19 AM ET
By Enrique Vega | ESPNdeportes.com

MEXICO CITY -- Already used to dismissing hardship by joking about difficult times and drowning their sorrows in the noise of crowded soccer stadiums, Mexicans now find themselves in the midst of a health emergency that has closed every stadium and shut down dozens of sporting and cultural events because of swine flu. By Friday, the disease had claimed 15 lives and had 343 confirmed cases, aside from 150 deaths that are suspected to have been caused by the same virus.

In only 30 days, ...

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