Ecuador has its first reported case of confirmed swine flu, and the victim is an 11 year-old boy who had arrived only days earlier from Miami. Meanwhile, Miami-Dade now has 12 confirmed cases.
Being such an international hub certainly puts Miami-Dade at risk for swine flu, but it also places us a potential spreader of the virus across the globe.
The World Health Organization expects the virus to spread
. 7,520 confirmed cases have appeared across the globe, with many more suspected. 65 deaths have been reported.