By IndyKids Staff

A curious case of “swine flu” caused frenzy around the world in April. The swine flu virus is blamed for 42 deaths in Mexico and two in the United States. While over 700 U.S. schools closed down for days in April to prevent the spread of the virus, U.S. government officials found this strain of flu was not very dangerous. The average seasonal flu is much worse with about 36,000 deaths in the U.S. every year.