Tonight on AC360°, we'll have the latest on the Swine Flu outbreak. Check out these numbers....
U.S. Cases .................... CDC Confirmed ............... CDC Suspected
California 7 1
Kansas 2 0
New Jersey 0 5
New York 28 0
Ohio 1 0
South Carolina 0 22
Texas 2 7
Total U.S. Confirmed: 40
Total U.S. Suspected: 35
All CONFIRMED cases or fatalities are sourced WHO or National Health Ministries
All SUSPECTED cases are sourced by National Health Ministries
Non-U.S ......... WHO .............. Govt. ............. Govt. ................. WHO ......................... Govt.
Cases ............. Confirmed ....Confirmed ..... Suspected .....Confirmed Deaths ... Suspected Deaths
Canada 6 0
Israel 0 2
Mexico 26 172 7 149
Spain 1 19
U.K. 2 17
WHO Confirmed: 35
Govt. Confirmed: 210
Govt. Suspected: 7
WHO Confirmed Deaths: 0
Govt. Suspected Deaths: 149
Total Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 75
Swine Flu in Pigs:
* Swine flu outbreaks in pigs mostly occur during the late fall and winter months.
* Swine flu is a constantly mutating virus. Pigs are susceptible to viruses from birds, humans and other swine. When these different influenza viruses strike pigs, the genes can mutate and new viruses can develop.
Swine Flu in Humans:
* Swine flu is not common in humans. Occasionally, human infections with swine flu occur in people who have been exposed to pigs (e.g. children near pigs at a fair or workers in the swine industry).
* Symptoms include fever, lethargy, lack of appetite and coughing. Other symptoms include runny nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
* Drugs that treat swine flu in humans include: amantadine, rimantadine, oseltamivir and zanamivir.
* 1930 – The classical swine flu virus (an influenza type A H1N1 virus) is first isolated from a pig.
* 1976 – Swine flu (Hsw1N1) breaks out among soldiers at Fort Dix, New Jersey. 13 soldiers are infected and one dies.
* 1976 – The U.S. begins a nationwide vaccination program against a type of swine flu known as Influenza A/New Jersey/76. However, the program is suspended after people die within hours of receiving the vaccination. More than 500 people develop Guillian-Barre syndrome after the vaccination and 32 people die.
* September 1988 – A woman dies of the H1N1 flu virus days after visiting a county fair pig exhibition where there was widespread influenza-like illness among the swine.
* December 2005 – February 2009 – The CDC reports 12 cases of swine flu among humans.
* April 24, 2009 – The CDC issues an outbreak notice warning travelers of an increased health risk of swine flu in Central Mexico and Mexico City.
* April 26, 2009 – The U.S. declares a public health emergency as cases of swine flu in the U.S. increase.
* April 27, 2009 – The World Health Organization raises the influenza pandemic alert to a level 4.
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