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The World Health Organization
As of 06:00 GMT, 17 May 2009, 39 countries have officially reported 8480 cases of influenza A(H1N1) infection.
Mexico has reported 2895 laboratory confirmed human cases of infection, including 66 deaths. The United States has reported 4714 laboratory confirmed human cases, including four deaths. Canada has reported 496 laboratory confirmed human cases, including one death. Costa Rica has reported nine laboratory confirmed human cases, including one death.
Click here to see the number of reported cases in the United States, by state.
The following countries have reported laboratory confirmed cases with no deaths – Argentina (1), Australia (1), Austria (1), Belgium (4), Brazil (8), China (5), Colombia (11), Cuba (3), Denmark (1), Ecuador (1), El Salvador (4), Finland (2), France (14), Germany (14), Guatemala (3), India (1), Ireland (1), Israel (7), Italy (9), Japan (7), Malaysia (2), Netherlands (3), New Zealand (9), Norway (2), Panama (54), Peru (1), Poland (1), Portugal (1), Republic of Korea (3), Spain (103), Sweden (3), Switzerland (1), Thailand (2), Turkey (1), and the United Kingdom (82).
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Is there significance in the lack of reported cases throughout the middle east and Russia, as well as the entire African continent, or isn't there adequate medical service available to detect or distinguish it? Perhaps there are pockets of infection that are claiming fatalities and simply not being differentiated from routinely fatal diseases. ???
Is the swine flu still a serious problem in Mexico or has the concern subsided. Does Puertto Vallarta have reported cases.
Dear reader, I believe the U.S.A was the first in line to have flu so we would have imunitys before it mutated . thru those who have been strongly vacinated it will become death to thier niehbors. auto-check the knight who jumps from victim to victim.
paul (Daniel) zink matt:24
Does it really matter whose in Office? We Americans will always get screwed. We got fooled, Obama didn't bring Change, he took our Dollars as did all the other Presidents, and gave us change.
Many Asian countries installed body temperature scanners at airports. Many suspects or H1N1 patients were were from US and caught at airports in other countries and that is embarassing. What has US government done to prevent spreading the virus?
Is it possible that this swine flu is not man made viruis
Swine Flu in Japan
WHO's Japan's numbers are a ways behind. We've got at least 144 cases as reported today (May 19th) in the Japan Times newspaper.
My wife and I are leaving for a trip to Greece and Istanbul. What precautions do you recommend? Our flight takes us from Boston to Heathrow where we have a few hours before we take our connecting flight.
Please temper your reporting on H1N1 with stats about the general flu. How does it compare? How many people die every year from the normal flu? How is it worse than your average run of the mill flu virus? I feel like maybe people are paranoid from the media covedrage because they don't have a sense of reality about the flu in general. Thanks.
Looks like this flu is gaining a stronghold in the US based on the numbers – US has about double the cases of Mexico. I have heard of a few cases here in Alabama but not many and no school closings or anything. Hopefully this flu will not come back more virulent this fall like what happened in 1918. With so many out of work they don't need the costs associated with being sick.
The swine flu keeps spreading ? Why is this the case? I can;'t understand how many people are spreading dieases around and not taking care of themselves .Persnal hygiene must play a part in this wide spread flu .How is this spreading so much is personal hygiene part of it or is oit that people are in contact with travelers from Mexico and likje a chain efrfect spread from one person to another ?
Please Dr.Gupta can you provide this information i'm baffled by this .
Not to take anything away from the 72 confirmed deaths in the WORLD from Swine Flu, but ...
3,600 people die every year in the United States alone from the common flu.
Over 1 million people are killed every year in the world from car accidents.
Nearly 1,000 children in the US alone die from drowning every year.
Almost 5,500 people in the world die daily from HIV/AIDS.
Between 40,000 and 100,000 people die every year in the US from hospital errors.
I wish the media would quit spreading fear about the very limited concerns over the Swine Flu and focus on real news. The bird flu, SARS and many other things have been used to create the same panic in society. All of which were of minimal great concern.
Come on people!
Wow! This Swine Flu (H1N1) is mutating fast,...we all should be very concerned about the symtoms!
I'm in transit and when I step into an airport, I'm fearful with the swine flu.
In Panama, before leaving the plane, the crew offers masks to passengers and many people are using. Already in Florida that I thought people would be more fearful, it's all so quiet.
The important thing is not to relax in hygiene!
Chile now has 4 confirmed cases. Since Yesterday though.
Considering that 2,500 Americans will die ..... today.... of Heart disease, H1N1 is insignificant.
And.......... 1479 Americans....... will die of Cancer. Sobering.