WASHINGTON (CNN) - The number of confirmed swine flu cases is on the rise across the globe. In the U.S., there have been more than 90 confirmed cases. There have been some calls to stop all border traffic and even deploy the military, but Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano doesn't think that's necessary.
Napolitano testified before a Senate committee on the government's response and its readiness if things get worse.
"There's been some question raised about closing the borders, and first, the actual statutory authority is not with respect of closing an entire border, it's with respect to closing a particular port or series of ports," said Napolitano. "But I think as Admiral Schuchat well explained in greater detail, making such a closure, right now, has not been merited by the facts. It would have very, very little marginal benefit in terms of containing the actual outbreak of virus within our own country."
Napolitano also says the U.S. is giving out nearly 13 million doses of antivirals to the states - that's about a quarter of the U.S. stockpile. Napolitano says the states should receive the medicine by Sunday.
What do you think? Should the boarders be closed or not?