The Mexican government was seeking to borrow USD 400 million from the World Bank to finance anti-A(H1N1) flu measures for the winter, a Health Ministry official told media on Wednesday. If the loan is granted, the money will be used to update the National Epidemiological Vigilance System's computer network and to buy vaccines and treatments to refill the nation's strategic medicine reserve. The loan would also be used for equipment and staff involved in A(H1N1) flu prevention, and the Mexican health ministry would also invest around USD 125 million dollars, said Deputy Health Minister Mauricio Hernandez.

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