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Will H1N1 Stop Trinidad & Tobago Carnival 2016?

Carnival 2016 Is Only One Month Away
There are reports that there have been 5 deaths due to H1N1 in Trinidad and Tobago.
My brother, who lives in Mayaro, called me a couple days ago and told me that it has been reported that his neighbor died last Friday. 
How did he get it? I asked. What was going through my mind is how a lone man in Mayaro would contact such a deadly virus.  He had to pick it up somewhere.
My brother responded in a voice thick with sarcasm; “Boi if I knew that answer I would not be talking to you. I would be talking to the Health Minister.”
I looked for that. “Well the virus had to get into Mayaro some way.  I responded sheepishly.
Of course I had to Google it.  This is what I found about how it spreads.
This is according to the United States Center for Disease, CDC
How does the 2009 H1N1 virus spread? Spread of the 2009 H1N1 virus is thought to occur in the same way that seasonal flu spreads. Flu viruses are spread mainly from person to person through coughing, sn…