Swine Flu May Have Infected More Than 100,000 Americans

Swine Flu May Have Infected More Than 100,000 Americans
SATURDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) — While the official tally of confirmed U.S. swine flu cases topped 4,700 on Friday, experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now estimate the true number of infections at more than 100,000 nationwide….

PAHO Briefings on Influenza Epidemic, Monday May 18
(By Dr. Jon K. Andrus, PAHO, in Washington, DC.


Emergency Operations Center Update on Influenza A(H1N1) May 15

EOC Situation Report #19
Influenza A(H1N1)
Friday, 15 May 2009
6:00 pm

Status of Influenza A(H1N1) in the Americas
Confirmed cases reported in other countries in the Americas:
Mexico has 2,893 reported confirmed cases, 66 deaths;
USA, 4,714 confirmed cases with 4 deaths;
Canada, 496 confirmed cases with 1 death;
Costa Rica, 9 confirmed case 1 with death;
Panama, 40 confirmed cases;
Colombia, 10 confirmed cases;
Brazil, 8 confirmed cases;
El Salvador, 4 confirmed cases;
Cuba, 3 confirmed cases;
Guatemala, 3 confirmed cases;
Argentina, 1 confirmed case;
Peru, 1 confirmed case.
The World Health Organization maintains pandemic alert of Phase 5. There is no evidence of sustained community level human-to-human transmission outside of the Americas.

Status of Influenza A(H1N1) in other Regions
The following countries have reported laboratory confirmed cases with no deaths: Australia (1), Austria (1), Belgium (1), China (4), Denmark (1), Finland (2), France (14), Germany (12), Ireland (1), Israel (7), Italy (9), Japan (4), Netherlands (3), New Zealand (7), Norway (2), Poland (1), Portugal (1), Republic of Korea (3), Spain (100), Sweden (2), Switzerland (1), Thailand (2), and the United Kingdom (71).

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