More than 800 cases in Mexico that reported “influenza-like” symptoms are being linked to a new strain of swine flu, which has potentially crossed into the United States, according to a report from the Canadian Broadcasting Centre.


So far, 16 human deaths have been confirmed by the Mexico's Public Health Department and 44 more deaths are under investigation. 


U.S. health officials are still dealing with the diagnoses of seven people with the rare A H1N1 viruses that were reported earlier in Texas and California. The states share a border with Mexico not far from a town where two deaths were reported, according to the article.


The A H1N1 strain has not been confirmed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as to whether it is the same strain in Mexico.