May 19th, 2009
04:57 PM ET

Today's U.S. map of Swine Flu outbreaks

Program Note: Tune in tonight to hear more on the status of the H1N1 influenza from Dr. Sanjay Gupta on AC360° at 10 p.m. ET.

The number of confirmed H1N1 flu cases worldwide is nearing 10,000, the World Health Organization said Tuesday morning.

Commonly known as swine flu, the outbreak has sickened 9,830 people and caused at least 79 deaths - mostly in Mexico, the organization said. The actual number of people affected may be higher, as it takes time for national governments to confirm cases and report them to the global body.

In the United States, at least 5,469 cases of swine flu have been reported, according to the latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC has linked six deaths to the outbreak; health officials in New York have connected a seventh death to the disease.

Go to the CDC site to find more information about the H1N1 outbreak, by location.

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  1. Annie Kate

    5,000 cases in the US doesn't sound like a significant number so far to do anything much but watch and take common sense precautions. With school letting out in most places in the next couple of weeks perhaps we will dodge the bullet, if there is one, and it will die out over the summer. Fall will tell if it comes roaring back to life. Work places and school need to encourage sick people to stay home so that this disease or any other disease is not passed along easily. Its worrisome that so many people report to work sick because they feel they have no choice.

    May 19, 2009 at 5:43 pm |