May 1st, 2009
05:55 PM ET

Confirmed number of global swine flu cases: 365 and counting


The number of confirmed swine flu cases across the globe kept rising Friday, but some signs of hope emerged in the battle against the worldwide outbreak.

Scientists are working to develop vaccines to confront the flu, and one Mexican politician cited evidence that the virus is "letting up."

The World Health Organization said Friday that the number of confirmed cases stood at 365 worldwide, including 141 in the United States and 156 in Mexico. Thirteen countries have confirmed cases, the organization said.

Take a look at this interactive map of swine flu cases.

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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Cindy

    We see all these counts of the States that have cases of the virus, but no data about the recoveries. What is the time duration before a person is considered to be recovered from it? Wouldn't it help to lessen the hysteria if the recovery information was posted along with the statistics? Perhaps someone could change the data to say 'Active Cases' and 'Recovered Cases' to help calm folks down.

    May 2, 2009 at 3:35 pm |
  2. Art

    There's alot of bugs out there waiting to eat us alive. Thank the good people that research and develope vaccines.

    May 2, 2009 at 7:33 am |
  3. Jim of Antioch

    Is it better to get the H1N1 influenza virus now,during the spring when it is milder and build a resistance for the more virulent and aggressive strain that is expected to surface during the fall?

    May 2, 2009 at 1:39 am |
  4. DC

    if this virus has the ability to become stronger and potentially more dangerous in the fall, will the people who have survived (almost everyone in the U.S) or have been exposed to the virus have some or any immunity to the potentially more dangerous virus that could appear in the upcoming fall/winter season???

    May 2, 2009 at 1:18 am |
  5. Christina Viering

    Wash your hands, we are only 5 under Mexico.

    May 1, 2009 at 11:27 pm |
  6. Greg Erdos

    why haven't they cloned the vaccine antigens into yeast or phage or bacteria where it could be produced on a large scale, rapidly and at low cost?

    May 1, 2009 at 10:36 pm |
  7. Anna

    Im 30 years old and 5 month pregnant – what would happen if a pregnant woman comes down with the swine flu – can she take Tamiflu or any anti-viral medication?

    May 1, 2009 at 10:19 pm |
  8. Jose Alvarez

    Can I get the swine Flu virus from swimming in the gym's pool or a public pool?

    May 1, 2009 at 10:12 pm |
  9. Abdulahi

    i hate swine flu!

    May 1, 2009 at 10:03 pm |
  10. Linda

    Question: If you contract the H1N1 Swine Flu virus now, will you have any latent protection if it comes again in the Fall or Winter?

    May 1, 2009 at 9:43 pm |
  11. Annie Kate

    I can't tell from the map or not but Montgomery Alabama has some confirmed cases of the flu as well and it doesn't look to me like it is represented on the map. They announced those cases on the local news last night.

    May 1, 2009 at 8:29 pm |