December 22, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Mormon church officials say they've canceled church services in Mexico City until further notice because of the swine flu outbreak.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is also delaying sending new missionaries to that country.
In statements issued Thursday spokeswoman Kim Farah says officials are monitoring news, security and medical reports regarding the swine flu.
More than two dozen cases of the flu have been detected in Mexico.
Farah says the church is following recommendations from the Mexican government to suspend public gatherings in its capital city and other affected areas.
She says new missionaries assigned to Mexico are staying stateside at the training center in Provo for now. Mexico-based church missionaries are reported to be safe.
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