Swine flu virus – America braces for the “Mexican Cocktail” H1N1

See swine flu information on this site for April here.

See end of post for updates

May 2, 2009 (11AM PST) — The US government asks schools with confirmed cases of swine flu virus to close for 14 days.

Italy confirms first case of swine flu virus

Mexico has reported 397 confirmed cases of the swine flu virus. Numbers of confirmed cases coming out of Mexico are slow. As of May 1, Mexico has a backlog of about 35,000 samples waiting to be tested.

Mexicans are coming over the border to use US emergency rooms

A mexican male on a Mexico City-Shanghai flight became Hong Kong’s first confirmed case of swine flu Friday and is under quarantine. Hong Kong authorities immediately raised the flu alert level from serious to the highest level of emergency.  Seventeen people, who were on the same flight were later diagnosed with swine flu and are under quarantine. The entire flight crew remained in Shanghai and were put into quarantine as well.

Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu promised to tighten animal epidemic monitoring in light of the global swine flu outbreak.

As of 11AM ET CDC confirmed 160 cases in 21 states: Arizona (4), California (24), Colorado (2), Connecticut (1), Delaware (4),  Florida (2), Illinois (3), Indiana (3), Kansas (2), Kentucky (1), Massachusetts (8), Michigan (2), Minnesota (1), Missouri (1), Nevada (1), New Jersey (7), New York (50), Ohio (1), South Carolina (13), Texas (28), Virginia (2)

As of 6 GMT, May 2, 2009 the World Health Organization (WHO) reports 15 countries have officially reported 615 cases of the swine flu virus. Countries with confirmed cases (and no deaths) are: Austria (1), Canada (34), China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (1), Denmark (1), France (1), Germany (4), Israel (2), Netherlands (1), New Zealand (4), Republic of Korea (1), Spain (13), Switzerland (1) and the United Kingdom (13).

See latest CDC press briefing transcript here.

See latest WHO press briefing transcript here.

May 2, 2009 (11:30AM PST) — Because the CDC labs have been overwhelmed with suspected positive samples of the swine flu virus it will be sending out specialized test kits to state health officials to use in their own labs. State health officials will be able to confirm swine flu cases without forwarding the specimens to CDC labs. Distribution will be prioritized by states with confirmed cases.

May 2, 2009 (1PM PST) — Kansas City reports probable swine flu virus case.

California health professionals warn prolonged swine flu virus outbreak would require more staff, money and equipment.

BANGKOK, May 1 (TNA) – Ministry of Public Health’s Influenza Control Centre concluded that the new name ‘New Influenza 2009’ will be used instead of the current swine flu virus, as it is not transmitted from pigs, according to Deputy Permanent Secretary Paichit Varachit.

May 2, 2009 (1:30PM PST) — The current swine flu virus is showing no signs of mutation at this time.

Hong Kong has now quarantined hundreds of hotel guests that are staying at the same hotel as the Mexican traveler that was found to test positive for the swine flu virus

San Francisco has confirmed it’s first case of swine flu virus in a child who recently traveled to Mexico.

Press release transcript from Homeland Security and Education Secretaries for May 1, 2009 regarding flu virus can be seen here.

May 2, 1009 (4:30PM PST) — Wisconsin has its first confirmed cases of swine flu. Three cases.

One of three samples received from New Hampshire tests positive for flu virus.

According to the AP — Canadian officials say pigs in the province of Alberta have been infected with the new swine flu virus and are under quarantine.

May 3, 2009 (4AM PST) — As of 0600 GMT, 3 May 2009, the World Health Organization reports that 17 countries have officially reported 787 cases of the swine flu virus.

Mexico has reported 506 confirmed human cases of infection, including 19 deaths. Mexico is currently working on a 35,000 specimen backlog.

Countries reporting laboratory confirmed cases with no deaths – Austria (1), Canada (70), China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (1), Costa Rica (1), Denmark (1), France (2), Germany (6), Ireland (1), Israel (3), Netherlands (1), New Zealand (4), Republic of Korea (1), Spain (13), Switzerland (1) and the United Kingdom (15).

May 3, 2009 (10:30AM PST) — CDC has confirmed 226 cases of swine flu with one death (as of May 3, 2009, 11:00 AM ET) Thirty states include: Alabama (1), Arizona (18), California (26), Colorado (4), Connecticut (2), Delaware (10), Florida (3), Illinois (3), Indiana (3), Iowa (1), Kansas (2), Kentucky (1), Massachusetts (7), Michigan (2), Minnesota (1), Missouri (1), Nebraska (1), Nevada (1), New Hampshire (1), New Jersey (7), New Mexico (1), New York (63), Ohio (3), Rhode Island (1), South Carolina (15), Tennessee (1), Texas (40), Utah (1), Virginia (3), Wisconsin (3)

The World Health Organization as of 1600 GMT, 3 May 2009, has 18 countries officially reporting 898 cases of influenza A(H1N1) infection.

Mexico has reported 506 confirmed human cases of infection, including 19 deaths.

The following countries have reported laboratory confirmed cases with no deaths – Austria (1), Canada (85), China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (1), Costa Rica (1), Denmark (1), France (2), Germany (8), Ireland (1), Israel (3), Italy (1), Netherlands (1), New Zealand (4), Republic of Korea (1), Spain (40), Switzerland (1) and the United Kingdom (15).

May 3, 2009 (NOON PST) — As I predicted previously, the blame finger is slowly shifting from south to north as the US is now “speculated” as the originatorof the swine flu. The US disease prevention center claims the swine flu virus may have originated from California.

Colombia has diagnosed its first confirmed H1N1 flu virus case

The CDC says that it’s own numbers are already outdated by the time they are published.

May 3, 2009 (4PM PST) — China has developed a new diagnostic reagent to test for the swine flu virus pigs. The new method could provide test results in five hours.

May 4, 2009 (8AM PST) – The World Health Organization (WHO) report as of 06:00 GMT, 4 May 2009 —  20 countries have officially confirmed 985 cases of the swine flu virus. Countries include: – Austria (1), Canada (85), China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (1), Costa Rica (1), Colombia (1), Denmark (1), El Salvador (2), France (2), Germany (8), Ireland (1), Israel (3), Italy (1), Netherlands (1), New Zealand (4), Republic of Korea (1), Spain (40), Switzerland (1) and the United Kingdom (15).

The Mexico toll is now at 590 confirmed cases of swine flu virus including 25 deaths. The rise in numbers is due to the backlog of Saturdays 35,000 specimens that still needed testing.

May 4, 2009 (10:30AM PST) — The CDC reports as of 11AM ET today that there are 286 confirmed cases of the swine flu virus in 36 states within the United States.

States with confirmed cases of swine flu virus are Alabama (4), Arizona (17), California (30), Colorado (7), Connecticut (2), Delaware (20), Florida (5), Idaho (1), Illinois (8), Indiana (3), Iowa (1), Kansas (2), Kentucky (1), Louisiana (14), Maryland (4), Massachusetts (6), Michigan (2), Minnesota (1), Missouri (1), Nebraska (1), New Hampshire (1), New Jersey (7), New Mexico (1), New York (73), North Carolina (1), Ohio (3), Oregon (3), Pennsylvania (1), Rhode Island (1), South Carolina (15), Tennessee (1), Texas (41), Utah (1), Virginia (3), Wisconsin (3).

May 4, 2009 (11AM PST) — There have been no reported cases of swine flu in Japan as of May 2nd. However, visitors arriving into Narita Airport (Tokyo) and Kansai International Airport (Osaka/Kobe) from the Unites States, Canada and South America can expect delays of two hours or longer when deplaning due to an onboard health screening.

China currently has no flights scheduled for any Mexico destinations.

China has no new cases of flu since quarantine of the Mexican traveler and all contacts this last weekend.

May 4, 2009 (2:30PM PST) – The World Health Organization (WHO) report as of 18:00 GMT, 4 May 2009 —  21 countries have officially confirmed 1085 cases of the swine flu virus. Countries include: – Austria (1), Canada (101), China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (1), Costa Rica (1), Colombia (1), Denmark (1), El Salvador (2), France (4), Germany (8), Ireland (1), Israel (4), Italy (2), Netherlands (1), New Zealand (6), Portugal (1), Republic of Korea (1), Spain (54), Switzerland (1) and the United Kingdom (18).

May 5, 2009 (3PM PST) – The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) made a statement today that schools no longer need to close due to new cases of the swine flu virus.

The World Health Organization (WHO) report as of 16:00 GMT, 5 May 2009 —  21 countries have officially confirmed 1490 cases of the swine flu virus. Countries include: – Austria (1), Canada (140), China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (1), Colombia (1), Costa Rica (1), Denmark (1), El Salvador (2), France (4), Germany (9), Ireland (1), Israel (4), Italy (5), Netherlands (1), New Zealand (6), Portugal (1), Republic of Korea (2), Spain (57), Switzerland (1) and the United Kingdom (27).

The Mexico toll is now at 822 confirmed cases of swine flu virus including 29 deaths. The rise in numbers is due to the backlog of specimens that still needed testing.

The CDC reports as of 11AM ET today that there are 403 confirmed cases of the swine flu virus in 38 states.

States with confirmed cases of swine flu virus are Alabama (4), Arizona (17), California (49), Colorado (6), Connecticut (2), Delaware (20), Florida (5), Georgia (1), Idaho (1), Illinois (82), Indiana (3), Iowa (1), Kansas (2), Kentucky (1), Louisiana (7), Maryland (4), Massachusetts (6), Michigan (2), Minnesota (1), Missouri (1), Nebraska (1), Nevada (1), New Hampshire (1), New Jersey (6), New Mexico (1), New York (90), North Carolina (1), Ohio (3), Oregon (15), Pennsylvania (1), Rhode Island (1), South Carolina (16), Tennessee (2), Texas (41), Utah (1), Virginia (3), Wisconsin (3).

May 7, 2009 (11:15AM PST) — As of 0600 GMT, 7 May 2009, the World Health Organization reports that 23 countries have officially reported 2099 cases of the swine flu virus.

Mexico has reported 1112 confirmed human cases of infection, including 42 deaths. Mexico is currently working on a specimen backlog.

23 countries reporting laboratory confirmed cases with no deaths – Austria (1), Canada (201), China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (1), Colombia (1), Costa Rica (1), Denmark (1), El Salvador (2), France (5), Germany (9), Guatemala (1), Ireland (1), Israel (4), Italy (5), Netherlands (1), New Zealand (5), Portugal (1), Republic of Korea (2), Spain (73), Sweden (1), Switzerland (1) and the United Kingdom (28).

CDC has confirmed 896 cases of swine flu with two deaths (as of May 7, 2009, 11:00 AM ET) 41 States include: Alabama (4), Arizona (48), California (106), Colorado (17), Connecticut (4), Delaware (38), Florida (5), Georgia (3), Hawaii (3), Idaho (1), Illinois (204), Indiana (15), Iowa (5), Kansas (7), Kentucky (2), Louisiana (7), Maine (4), Maryland (4), Massachusetts (71), Michigan (9), Minnesota (1), Missouri (4), Nebraska (4), Nevada (5), New Hampshire (2), New Jersey (7), New Mexico (8), New York (98), North Carolina (7), Ohio (5), Oklahoma (1), Oregon (15), Pennsylvania (2), Rhode Island (2), South Carolina (17), Tennessee (2), Texas (91), Utah (8), Virginia (23), Wisconsin (26)

May 9, 2009 (2PM PST) — As of 0600 GMT, 9May 2009, the World Health Organization reports that 29 countries have officially reported 3440 cases of the swine flu virus.

Mexico has reported 1364 confirmed human cases of infection, including 45 deaths.

29 countries reporting laboratory confirmed cases with no deaths – Argentina (1), Australia (1), Austria (1), Brazil (6), China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (1), Colombia (1), Costa Rica (1), Denmark (1), El Salvador (2), France (12), Germany (11), Guatemala (1), Ireland (1), Israel (7), Italy (6), Japan (3), Netherlands (3), New Zealand (5), Panama (2), Poland (1), Portugal (1), Republic of Korea (3), Spain (88), Sweden (1), Switzerland (1) and the United Kingdom (34).

CDC has confirmed 2254 cases of swine flu with two deaths (as of May 9, 2009, 11:00 AM ET) 44 States include: Alabama (4), Arizona (182), California (171), Colorado (41), Connecticut (14), Delaware (44), Florida (43), Georgia (3), Hawaii (6), Idaho (1), Illinois (421), Indiana (39), Iowa (43), Kansas (12), Kentucky (3), Louisiana (9), Maine (4), Maryland (23), Massachusetts (89), Michigan (103), Minnesota (1), Missouri (10), Nebraska (13), Nevada (9), New Hampshire (4), New Jersey (7), New Mexico (30), New York (190), North Carolina (7), Ohio (12), Oklahoma (4), Oregon (15), Pennsylvania (10), Rhode Island (7), South Carolina (42), South Dakota (1), Tennessee (46), Texas (110), Utah (60), Vermont (1), Virginia (16), Washington (83), Washington, DC (4), Wisconsin (317)

Six states have not been infected: Arkansas, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, West Virginia and Wyoming.

May 11, 2009 (12:30PM PST) — As of 0600 GMT, 11May 2009, the World Health Organization reports that 30 countries have officially reported 4694 cases of the swine flu virus.

Mexico has reported 1626 confirmed human cases of infection, including 48 deaths.

Canada has reported 284 laboratory confirmed human cases, including one death.

Costa Rica has reported eight laboratory confirmed human cases, including one death.

Countries reporting laboratory confirmed cases with no deaths – Argentina (1), Australia (1), Austria (1), Brazil (8), China (2, comprising 1 in China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and 1 in mainland China), Colombia (3), Denmark (1), El Salvador (4), France (13), Germany (11), Guatemala (1), Ireland (1), Israel (7), Italy (9), Japan (4), Netherlands (3), New Zealand (7), Norway (2), Panama (15), Poland (1), Portugal (1), Republic of Korea (3), Spain (95), Sweden (2), Switzerland (1) and the United Kingdom (47).

CDC has confirmed 2600 cases of swine flu with three deaths (as of May 9, 2009, 12:41 PM ET) 44 States include: Alabama (4), Arizona (182), California (191), Colorado (39), Connecticut (24), Delaware (44), Florida (54), Georgia (3), Hawaii (6), Idaho (1), Illinois (487), Indiana (39), Iowa (43), Kansas (18), Kentucky (10), Louisiana (9), Maine (4), Maryland (23), Massachusetts (88), Michigan (130), Minnesota (7), Missouri (14), Nebraska (13), Nevada (9), New Hampshire (4), New Jersey (7), New Mexico (30), New York (190), North Carolina (11), Ohio (6), Oklahoma (14), Oregon (17), Pennsylvania (10), Rhode Island (7), South Carolina (32), South Dakota (1), Tennessee (54), Texas (179), Utah (63), Vermont (1), Virginia (16), Washington (128), Washington, DC (4), Wisconsin (384)

May 15, 2009 (11AM PST) — As of 0600 GMT, 15May 2009, the World Health Organization reports that 34 countries have officially reported 7520 cases of the swine flu virus.

Mexico has reported 2446 confirmed human cases of infection, including 60 deaths.

Canada has reported 449 laboratory confirmed human cases, including one death.

Costa Rica has reported eight laboratory confirmed human cases, including one death.

Countries reporting laboratory confirmed cases with no deaths – Argentina (1), Australia (1), Austria (1), Belgium (1), Brazil (8), China (4), Colombia (10), Cuba (3), Denmark (1), El Salvador (4), Finland (2), France (14), Germany (12), Guatemala (3), Ireland (1), Israel (7), Italy (9), Japan (4), Netherlands (3), New Zealand (7), Norway (2), Panama (40), Poland (1), Portugal (1), Republic of Korea (3), Spain (100), Sweden (2), Switzerland (1), Thailand (2), and the United Kingdom (71).

CDC has confirmed 4714 cases of swine flu with three deaths (as of May 15, 2009, 11 AM ET) 47 States include: Alabama (55), Arkansas (2), Arizona (435), California (504), Colorado (55), Connecticut (47), Delaware (60), Florida (68), Georgia (18), Hawaii (10), Idaho (5), Illinois (638), Indiana (71), Iowa (66), Kansas (30), Kentucky (13), Louisiana (57, Maine (14), Maryland (28), Massachusetts (135), Michigan (142), Minnesota (36), Missouri (19), Montana (4), Nebraska (27), Nevada (26), New Hampshire (18), New Jersey (14), New Mexico (68), New York (242), North Carolina (12), North Dakota (2), Ohio (14), Oklahoma (26), Oregon (94), Pennsylvania (47), Rhode Island (8), South Carolina (36), South Dakota (4), Tennessee (74), Texas (506), Utah (91), Vermont (1), Virginia (21), Washington (246), Washington, DC (12), Wisconsin (613).

The United States has reported four deaths in Arizona, Texas and Washington.

WHO investigating claim that new H1N1 virus came from a lab. See article here.

May 18, 2009 (10AM PST) — As of 0600 GMT, 18 May 2009, the World Health Organization reports that 40 countries have officially reported 8829 cases of the swine flu virus with 74 deaths

Mexico has reported 3103 confirmed human cases of infection, including 68 deaths.

Canada has reported 496 laboratory confirmed human cases, including one death.

Costa Rica has reported nine laboratory confirmed human cases, including one death.

Countries reporting laboratory confirmed cases with no deaths – Argentina (1), Australia (1), Austria (1), Belgium (5), Brazil (8), Chile (1), China (6), 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 (125), 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 (2), and the United Kingdom (101).

CDC has confirmed and probable 5123 cases of swine flu with five deaths (as of May 18, 2009, 11 AM ET) 47 States include: Alabama (61), Arkansas (3), Arizona (476), California (553), Colorado (56), Connecticut (53), Delaware (65), Florida (101), Georgia (24), Hawaii (21), Idaho (8), Illinois (696), Indiana (81), Iowa (66), Kansas (34), Kentucky (14), Louisiana (57, Maine (12), Maryland (34), Massachusetts (143), Michigan (158), Minnesota (38), Missouri (19), Montana (4), Nebraska (28), Nevada (30), New Hampshire (19), New Jersey (15), New Mexico (68), New York (254), North Carolina (12), North Dakota (3), Ohio (13), Oklahoma (32), Oregon (94), Pennsylvania (56), Rhode Island (8), South Carolina (36), South Dakota (4), Tennessee (82), Texas (556), Utah (91), Vermont (1), Virginia (21), Washington (294), Washington, DC (13), Wisconsin (613).

The United States has reported five deaths in Arizona, Texas and Washington.

NYC school Assistant Principal is latest swine flu. See article here.

May 21, 2009 (10:30AM PST) -As of 06:00 GMT, 21 May 2009 —  41 countries have officially confirmed 11,034 cases of the swine flu virus with a total of 85 deaths.

Mexico has reported 3892 confirmed cases of infection, including 75 deaths.

Canada has reported 719 laboratory confirmed human cases, including one death.

Costa Rica has reported 20 laboratory confirmed human cases, including one death.

Other countries reported cases with no deaths: Argentina (1), Austria (3), Austria (1), Belgium (5), Brazil (8), China (8), Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (1), Colombia (12), Cuba (4), Denmark (1), Ecuador (1), El Salvador (6), Finland (2), France (16), Germany (14), Guatemala (4), India (1), Ireland (1), Israel (7), Italy (10), Japan (259), Malaysia (2), Netherlands (3), New Zealand (9), Norway (3), Panama (69), Peru (3), Poland (2), Portugal (1), Republic of Korea (3), Spain (111), Sweden (3), Switzerland (1) Thailand (2), Turkey (2), and the United Kingdom (109).

The CDC has confirmed 5710 cases of swine flu with eight deaths (as of May 21, 2009, 11 AM ET) 48 states include: Alabama (64), Arkansas (3), Arizona (488), California (553), Colorado (55), Connecticut (59), Delaware (88), Florida (122), Georgia (25), Hawaii (30), Idaho (8), Illinois (794), Indiana (105), Iowa (71), Kansas (34), Kentucky (20), Louisiana (73), Maine (9), Maryland (39), Massachusetts (175), Michigan (171), Minnesota (39), Mississippi (5), Missouri (20), Montana (9), Nebraska (28), Nevada (33), New Hampshire (22), New Jersey (22), New Mexico (68), New York (284), North Carolina (12), North Dakota (5), Ohio (13), Oklahama (43), Oregon (94), Pennsylvania (61), Rhode Island (8), South Carolina (36), South Dakota (4), Tennessee (86), Texas (556), Utah (116), Vermont (1), Virginia (23), Washington (411), Washington, DC (13), Wisconsin (766).

The United States has reported nine deaths in Arizona (2), New York (1), Texas (3), Utah (1), and Washington  (1)

Although not listed in the WHO statistics yet, Taiwan is now reporting three cases of the swine flu.

The WHO still lists this flu as a phase 5 (out of a possible 6) at this time. A phase 6 is a full blown pandemic. Phase 5 translates to a potential pandemic.

May 26, 2009 (9AM PST) — As of 0600 GMT, 26 May 2009, the World Health Organization reports that 46 countries have officially reported 12,954 cases of the swine flu virus with 92 deaths

Mexico has reported 4174 confirmed human cases of infection, including 80 deaths.

Canada has reported 921 laboratory confirmed human cases, including one death.

Costa Rica has reported 33 laboratory confirmed human cases, including one death.

Countries reporting laboratory confirmed cases with no deaths – Argentina (5), Australia (19), Austria (1), Belgium (7), Brazil (9), Chile (1), China (74), Colombia (16), Cuba (4), Denmark (1), Ecuador (24), El Salvador (6), Finland (2), France (16), Germany (17), Greece (1), Guatemala (4), Honduras (1), Iceland (1), India (1), Ireland (1), Israel (8), Italy (19), Japan (350), Kuwait (18), Malaysia (2), Netherlands (3), New Zealand (9), Norway (4), Panama (76), Peru (27), Philippines (2), Poland (3), Portugal (1), Republic of Korea (21), Russia (2), Spain (136), Sweden (3), Switzerland (3), Thailand (2), Turkey (2), and the United Kingdom (137).

CDC has confirmed and probable 6764 cases of swine flu with ten deaths (as of May 25, 2009, 11 AM ET) 48 States include: Alabama (66), Arkansas (4), Arizona (531), California (553), Colorado (60), Connecticut (102), Delaware (102), Florida (139), Georgia (28), Hawaii (40), Idaho (9), Illinois (896), Indiana (120), Iowa (71), Kansas (34), Kentucky (27), Louisiana (86), Maine (9), Maryland (41), Massachusetts (238), Michigan (176), Minnesota (44), Missouri (24), Montana (12), Nebraska (29), Nevada (49), New Hampshire (23), New Jersey (29), New Mexico (97), New York (343), North Carolina (12), North Dakota (6), Ohio (14), Oklahoma (51), Oregon (116), Pennsylvania (88), Rhode Island (10), South Carolina (36), South Dakota (3), Tennessee (94), Texas (900), Utah (122), Vermont (2), Virginia (25), Washington (517), Washington, DC (13), Wisconsin (766).

The United States has reported ten deaths in Arizona (3), Missouri (1), New York (1), Texas (3), Utah (1) and Washington (1).

Because the numbers for California have not changed since the last report, I’m suspicious that reports have not been updated or altogether halted.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) only 1 in 20 cases is being officially reported in the U.S.

Study detects flu immunity in older people …read it here

May 28, 2009 (10:30AM PST) – As of 06:00 GMT, 27 May 2009 —  48 countries have officially confirmed 13,398 cases of the swine flu virus with a total of 95 deaths.

Mexico has reported 4541 confirmed cases of infection, including 83 deaths.

Canada has reported 921 laboratory confirmed human cases, including one death.

Costa Rica has reported 33 laboratory confirmed human cases, including one death.

Other countries reported cases with no deaths: Argentina (19), Austria (39), Austria (1), Bahrain (1), Belgium (7), Brazil (9), Chile (86), China (22), Colombia (16), Cuba (4), Denmark (1), Ecuador (28), El Salvador (11), Finland (2), France (16), Germany (17), Greece (1), Guatemala (5), Honduras (1), Iceland (1), India (1), Ireland (1), Israel (9), Italy (23), Japan (360), Kuwait (18), Malaysia (2), Netherlands (3), New Zealand (9), Norway (4), Panama (76), Peru (27), Philippines (2), Poland (3), Portugal (1), Republic of Korea (21), Singapore (1), Spain (138), Sweden (3), Switzerland (3) Thailand (2), Turkey (2), and the United Kingdom (137).

The CDC has confirmed 7,927 cases of swine flu with eleven deaths (as of May 27, 2009, 11 AM ET) 48 states include: Alabama (67), Arkansas (12), Arizona (532), California (553), Colorado (68), Connecticut (102), Delaware (108), Florida (139), Georgia (28), Hawaii (44), Idaho (11), Illinois (927), Indiana (120), Iowa (71), Kansas (34), Kentucky (38), Louisiana (86), Maine (9), Maryland (44), Massachusetts (286), Michigan (178), Minnesota (44), Mississippi (8), Missouri (24), Montana (12), Nebraska (35), Nevada (50), New Hampshire (27), New Jersey (29), New Mexico (97), New York (456), North Carolina (13), North Dakota (6), Ohio (15), Oklahama (64), Oregon (120), Pennsylvania (95), Rhode Island (11), South Carolina (39), South Dakota (4), Tennessee (95), Texas (1358), Utah (122), Vermont (2), Virginia (25), Washington (575), Washington, DC (14), Wisconsin (1130).

The United States has reported ten deaths in Arizona (3), Missouri (1), New York (2), Texas (3), Utah (1), and Washington  (1)

The flu still lists this flu as a phase 5 (out of a possible 6) at this time. A phase 6 is a full blown pandemic. Phase 5 translates to a potential pandemic.

The CDC initially gave the swine flu virus statistics daily attention for the public. Unfortunately, in spite of the mounting cases worldwide, the United States has
announced the statistics will be issued three days a week.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) only 1 in 20 cases is being officially reported in the U.S.

See a global map of the spreading flu here.

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3 Responses to Swine flu virus – America braces for the “Mexican Cocktail” H1N1

  1. kody fox says:

    Are there any reports of the swine flu in the north and south dakota areas?

  2. Interesting health information, definitely something I can use. Thanks.

  3. Great post on swine flu!

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