A man who shook Barack Obama’s hand in Mexico died the next day from symptoms similar to those of swine flu.
The White House insisted the President Obama’s health was not in any danger, but he was said to be taking the threat of an epidemic ‘very seriously’.
President Obama’s health advisers were already concerned about his visit south of the border after learning the contagious virus first struck in Mexico City on April 13 – three days before Mr Obama flew in to meet government officials.
Their alarm grew after learning that Felipe Solis, director of the National Anthropology Museum, had died from pneumonia.
Felipe Solis took Obama on a guided tour of the National Antropologyu Museum during Obama’s state visit to Mexico.
The While House stated that the incubation period for Swine Flu is within 48 hours and it has been a week since the visit so they are confident the President is safe.