[Blueboard] Fwd: Fw: WHO update on H1N1 flu

healthdev at admu.edu.ph healthdev at admu.edu.ph
Fri May 15 12:39:42 PHT 2009

Influenza A(H1N1) - update 26
12 May 2009 -- As of 06:00 GMT, 12 May 2009, 30 countries have  
officially reported 5251 cases of influenza A(H1N1) infection.
Mexico has reported 2059 laboratory confirmed human cases of  
infection, including 56 deaths. The United States has reported 2600  
laboratory confirmed human cases, including three deaths. Canada has  
reported 330 laboratory confirmed human cases, including one death.  
Costa Rica has reported eight laboratory confirmed human cases,  
including one death.

The following countries have reported 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 (12), Guatemala (1), Ireland (1),  
Israel (7), Italy (9), Japan (4), Netherlands (3), New Zealand (7),  
Norway (2), Panama (16), Poland (1), Portugal (1), Republic of Korea  
(3), Spain (95), Sweden (2), Switzerland (1) and the United Kingdom  

WHO is not recommending travel restrictions related to the outbreak of  
the influenza A(H1N1) virus.
Individuals who are ill should delay travel plans and returning  
travelers who fall ill should seek appropriate medical care. These  
recommendations are prudent measures which can limit the spread of  
many communicable diseases, including influenza.

Further information on the situation will be available on the WHO web  
site on a regular basis.

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