Friday, May 8, 2009

44 confirmed deaths linked to Influenza A (H1N1) and 2371 cases

As of May 7, the World health Organization (WHO) releases an update to the growing number of confirmed Influenza A (H1N1) cases. The wide spread virus claimed 42 deaths in 1112 confirmed human cases of infection in Mexico and the United States registered two confirmed deaths in 896 cases.

Here's the following countries with confirmed H1N1 cases: Austria (1), Canada (201), China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (1), Colombia (1), Costa Rica (1), Denmark (1), El Salvador (2), France (5), Germany (10), Guatemala (1), Ireland (1), Israel (6), Italy (5), Netherlands (2), New Zealand (5), Poland (1), Portugal (1), Republic of Korea (3), Spain (81), Sweden (1), Switzerland (1) and the United Kingdom (32).

With 2371 cases, travel restriction are being issued and recommended by WHO and they also reissue a joint statement with FAO and OIE that Influenza viruses are not known to be transmissible to people through eating processed pork or other food products derived from pigs.

[via WHO]

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