Swine flu crisis: summary of latest updates

Agence France-Presse

Posted at May 24 2009 04:44 PM | Updated as of Jul 30 2009 01:38 AM

Latest snapshot of the swine flu crisis, as of May 24, 2009, 16:44 GMT +0800

An overview of the swine flu crisis:

OVERALL: The number of worldwide swine flu infections stands at 12,022 in 43 countries on Saturday, including 86 deaths, the World Health Organisation reported.

Since Friday, 854 new cases have been reported, with the number of deaths -- all in the Americas -- unchanged.

The WHO cautioned Friday that some countries most affected by the A(H1N1) virus, including the United States, have stopped keeping full track of the disease as the numbers become irrelevant.

Here is a WHO breakdown released on Saturday. Its figures may differ slightly from those issued by national authorities because of the time lag in notification and publication.

DEATHS

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Mexico: 75

United States: 9

Canada: 1

Costa Rica: 1

CASES (including fatal deaths)

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United States: 6,552 (up 788 from Friday)

Mexico : 3,892

Canada : 719

Japan : 321 (up 27)

Spain : 126 (up 13)

Britain : 117 (up five)

Panama : 76 (up three)

Chile : 24

Costa Rica : 20

Germany : 17 (up three)

France : 16

Italy : 14 (up four)

Australia : 12 (up five)

Colombia : 12

China : 11

New Zealand : 9

Brazil : 8

Ecuador : 8

Belgium : 7 (up two)

Israel : 7

El Salvador : 6

Peru : 5

Cuba : 4

Guatemala : 4

Norway : 4 (up one)

Netherlands : 3

South Korea : 3

Sweden : 3

Finland : 2

Malaysia : 2

Poland : 2

Switzerland : 2

Thailand : 2

Turkey : 2

Argentina : 1

Austria : 1

Denmark : 1

Greece : 1

India : 1

Ireland : 1

Philippines : 1

Portugal : 1

Taiwan : 1

 


Latest snapshot of the swine flu crisis, as of May 20, 2009, 23:54 GMT +0800

An overview of the current swine flu crisis:

OVERALL: The number of worldwide swine flu infections surged to 10,243 in 41 countries on Wednesday, with 80 deaths, the World Health Organisation reported.

"There is an increase of 413 cases in the past 24 hours, with most in the United States with 346 new cases... and in Japan there are 51 new cases," a WHO spokeswoman said.

All confirmed deaths to date have been confined to the Americas.

Here is a WHO breakdown released on Wednesday. Its figures may differ slightly from those issued by national authorities because of the time lag in notification and publication.

DEATHS

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Mexico: 72

United States: 6

Canada: 1

Costa Rica: 1

CASES

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United States: 5,469

Mexico : 3,648

Canada : 496

Japan : 210

Spain : 107

Britain : 102

Panama : 65

France : 15

Germany : 14

Colombia : 12

Costa Rica : 9

Italy : 9

New Zealand : 9

Brazil : 8

China : 7

Israel : 7

El Salvador : 6

Belgium : 5

Chile : 5

Cuba : 3

Guatemala : 3

Netherlands : 3

South Korea : 3

Sweden : 3

Finland : 2

Malaysia : 2

Norway : 2

Peru : 3

Thailand : 2

Turkey : 2

Poland : 2

Argentina : 1

Australia : 1

Austria : 1

Denmark : 1

Ecuador : 1

India : 1

Ireland : 1

Portugal : 1

Switzerland : 1

Greece : 1

 


Latest snapshot of the swine flu crisis, as of May 14, 2009, 18:29 GMT +0800

Here is the latest data released by the World Health Organisation on Thursday for the number of confirmed cases of influenza A(H1N1), or swine flu, that have been recorded around the world since the outbreak was first revealed.

United States: 3,352 (three deaths)

Mexico : 2,446 (60 deaths)

Canada : 389 (one death)

Costa Rica : 8 (one death)

Spain : 100

Britain : 71

Panama : 29

France : 14

Germany : 12

Italy : 9

Brazil : 8

Colombia : 7

Israel : 7

New Zealand : 7

China : 4 (including one in Hong Kong)

El Salvador : 4

Japan : 4

Guatemala : 3

Netherlands : 3

South Korea : 3

Finland : 2

Norway : 2

Sweden : 2

Thailand : 2

Argentina : 1

Australia : 1

Austria : 1

Cuba : 1

Denmark : 1

Ireland : 1

Poland : 1

Portugal : 1

Switzerland : 1

Total number of infections confirmed by laboratory tests: 6,497

Total number of deaths: 65

The World Health Organisation data is a daily compilation of laboratory confirmed cases reported by member states to the UN health agency. It therefore may not take into account more recent cases reported by individual countries.

 


Latest snapshot of the swine flu crisis, as of May 10, 2009, 16:51 GMT +0800

An overview of the current swine flu crisis:

OVERALL: The World Health Organisation on Saturday said that 3,440 confirmed cases of influenza A(H1N1) infections had been reported by 29 countries.

The sharp increase in cases from WHO's Friday count of 2,500 cases reflected the doubling of confirmed cases in the United States, which has now overtaken Mexico as the country with the highest number of patients.

Costa Rica announced its first death from swine flu, which has yet to be confirmed by WHO.

WHO's death toll stood at 48, of which two were in the United States, one in Canada and the remainder in Mexico.

Norway reported its first two confirmed cases, taking the number of countries reporting confirmed cases to 30.

Here is the WHO breakdown released on Saturday. The figures in brackets are national ones, which can differ from the WHO data because of delays in notification and publication.

DEATHS

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Mexico: 45 (48)

United States: 2 (3)

Canada: 1

CASES

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Mexico : 1,364 (1,626)

United States: 1,639 (2,254)

Canada : 242 (281)

Spain : 88

Britain : 34 (48)

France : 12

Germany : 11

Israel : 7

Brazil : 6

Italy : 6 (8)

New Zealand : 5 (7)

Netherlands : 3

South Korea : 3

Japan : 3 (4)

El Salvador : 2

Panama : 2

Argentina : 1 (2)

Australia : 1

Austria : 1

Colombia : 1

Costa Rica : 1 (8)

Denmark : 1

Guatemala : 1 (3)

Hong Kong : 1

Ireland : 1

Poland : 1

Portugal : 1

Sweden : 1

Switzerland : 1

NATIONS WITH PARTIAL OR TOTAL BANS ON PORK IMPORTS FROM CERTAIN AFFECTED COUNTRIES: Bahrain, Belarus, Chad, China, Croatia, Ecuador, Gabon, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Montenegro, Lebanon, Russia, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates. Egypt has ordered the slaughter of all pigs reared on its territory.

NATIONS WHICH HAVE RESTRICTED TRAVEL LINKS WITH MEXICO: Cuba has banned flights both to and from Mexico. Argentina, China and Peru have banned incoming flights from the country.

The WHO has not recommended travel restrictions or the closing of borders.

 


Latest snapshot of the swine flu crisis, as of May 7, 2009, 23:02 GMT +0800

An overview of the current swine flu crisis:

OVERALL: The World Health Organisation says that 2,099 cases of influenza A(H1N1) infections have been reported by 23 countries, including 44 who have died from the disease, all but two of them in Mexico.

The following WHO figures released on Thursday, may differ from those of national authorities because of a time-lag in notification and publication.

DEATHS

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Mexico: 42 (government says 44)

United States: 2

CONFIRMED CASES (including deaths)

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Mexico: 1,112 (government says 1,160)

United States: 642

Canada: 201

Spain: 73 (government says 81)

Britain: 28 (government says 34)

Germany: 9 (government says 10)

New Zealand: 5 (government says 6)

Italy: 5

France: 5 (government says seven)

Israel: 4 (government says seven)

El Salvador: 2

South Korea: 2 (government says three)

Austria: 1

Colombia: 1

Costa Rica: 1 (government says eight)

Denmark: 1

Guatemala 1

Hong Kong: 1

Ireland: 1

Netherlands: 1 (government says two)

Portugal 1

Sweden 1

Switzerland 1

The government of Poland has also announced one case of swine flu.

NATIONS WITH PARTIAL OR TOTAL BANS ON PORK IMPORTS: Bahrain, Belarus, Chad, China, Croatia, Ecuador, Gabon, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Montenegro, Lebanon, Russia, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates. Egypt has ordered the slaughter of all pigs reared on its territory.

NATIONS WHICH HAVE RESTRICTED TRAVEL LINKS WITH MEXICO: Cuba has banned flights both to and from Mexico. Argentina, China and Peru have banned incoming flights from the country.

The WHO has not recommended travel restrictions or the closing of borders.

 


Latest snapshot of the swine flu cisis, as of May 7, 16:27 GMT +0800

An overview of the current swine flu crisis:

OVERALL: The World Health Organisation said Wednesday that 1,893 cases of influenza A(H1N1) infections have been reported by 23 countries, including 31 who have died from the disease.

The following WHO figures may differ from those of national authorities because of a time-lag in notification and publication.

DEATHS

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Mexico: 29 (government now says 42)

United States: 2

CONFIRMED INFECTIONS (including the deaths)

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Mexico: 942

United States: 642

Canada: 165

Spain: 73

Britain: 28

Germany: 9

New Zealand: 5

Italy: 5

France: 5

Israel: 4

El Salvador: 2

South Korea: 2

Austria: 1

Colombia: 1

Costa Rica: 1

Denmark: 1

Guatemala 1

Hong Kong: 1

Ireland: 1

Netherlands: 1

Portugal 1

Sweden 1

Switzerland 1

NATIONS WITH PARTIAL OR TOTAL BANS ON PORK IMPORTS: Bahrain, Belarus, Chad, China, Croatia, Ecuador, Gabon, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Montenegro, Lebanon, Russia, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates. Egypt has ordered the slaughter of pigs reared on its territory.

NATIONS WHICH HAVE SUSPENDED FLIGHTS TO MEXICO: Cuba. Argentina, China and Peru have banned flights from Mexico.

The WHO has not recommended travel restrictions or the closing of borders.

 


Latest snapshot of the swine flu crisis, as of May 6, 2009, 18:10 GMT +0800

Main events of the past 24 hours in the swine flu crisis:

-- The World Health Organisation said that the number of people confirmed to have been infected with the swine flu virus has reached 1,516, including 30 who have died from the disease.

-- Mexico was set to return to normal life after five days of a virtual total shutdown, reopening public venues like schools, restaurants, offices and other public spaces.

-- Mexican authorities raised the death toll from the swine flu epidemic to 29 people dead and 913 infections.

-- US health officials confirmed the first death of a US citizen from swine flu.

-- The swine flu epidemic has cost Mexico's economy around 2.3 billion dollars (1.7 billion euros), Finance Minister Agustin Carstens said.

-- The World Health Organisation said it has not seen evidence that swine flu transmissions in Europe have reached the same extent as in the United States or Mexico.

-- A Mexican jet flew scores of its nationals home from cities across China after they were quarantined under strict swine flu measures which drew protests and triggered a diplomatic row.

-- Hundreds of people were still under quarantine at a hotel in Hong Kong, where health authorities sealed off the premises for seven days up until next Friday.

 


Latest snapshot of the swine flu crisis, as of May 5, 2009, 17:03 GMT +0800

An overview of the current swine flu crisis:


OVERALL: The World Health Organisation says 1,516 cases of influenza A(H1N1) infections have been reported, including 30 who have died from the disease.

The following WHO figures may differ from those of national authorities because of a time-lag in notification and publication.

DEATHS

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Mexico: 29

United States: 1

CONFIRMED INFECTIONS (including the deaths)

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Mexico: 822

United States: 403

Canada: 165

Spain: 57

Britain: 27

Germany: 9

New Zealand: 6

Italy: 5

France: 4

Israel: 4

El Salvador: 2

South Korea: 2

Austria: 1

Colombia: 1

Costa Rica: 1

Denmark: 1

Guatemala 1

Hong Kong: 1

Ireland: 1

Netherlands: 1

Portugal 1

Switzerland 1

Guatemala 1

NATIONS WITH PARTIAL OR TOTAL BANS ON PORK IMPORTS: Bahrain, Belarus, Chad, China, Croatia, Ecuador, Gabon, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Montenegro, Lebanon, Russia, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates. Egypt has ordered the slaughter of pigs reared on its territory.

NATIONS WHICH HAVE SUSPENDED FLIGHTS TO MEXICO: Cuba. Argentina, China and Peru have banned flights from Mexico.

The WHO has not recommended travel restrictions or the closing of borders.

 


Latest snapshot of the swine flu crisis, as of May 5, 2009, 23:23 GMT +0800

Main events of the past 24 hours in the swine flu crisis:

-- The World Health Organisation said that the number of people confirmed to have been infected with the swine flu virus has reached 1,419, including 30 who have died from the disease.

-- The swine flu epidemic has cost Mexico's economy around 2.3 billion dollars (1.7 billion euros), Finance Minister Agustin Carstens said.

-- Mexico eagerly awaited the resumption of normal business at the end of a five-day swine flu nationwide shutdown. Mexico City is to re-open its restaurants on Wednesday, while President Felipe Calderon said that schools and universities closed for more than a week would re-open in coming days.

-- A jet from Mexico arrived in China on a mission that includes stops in four Chinese cities to bring home dozens of Mexicans quarantined under strict swine flu measures.

-- Mexico's leadership in the global battle against swine flu has saved "thousands of lives", President Felipe Calderon said.

-- Mexico raised its confirmed number of patients infected with swine flu to 840, while saying the number of dead remained at 26.

-- Asia's first person-to-person swine flu infection was confirmed by officials in South Korea, who said a nun had caught the disease from her colleague.

-- The World Health Organisation is sending 2.4 million courses of the anti-viral drug Tamiflu to 72 countries including Mexico to combat the swine flu outbreak, a spokeswoman said.

-- Hong Kong's chief executive Donald Tsang apologised to the 300 guests quarantined in a city hotel for seven days over swine flu fears, while defending the decision to isolate them after a Mexican visitor had tested positive for the A(H1N1) virus.

An overview of the current swine flu crisis:

OVERALL: The World Health Organisation says 21 countries have officially reported 1,124 cases of influenza A(H1N1) infections.

The following WHO figures by country may differ from those of national authorities because of a time-lag in notification and publication.

DEATHS

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Mexico: 25 (government says 26)

United States: 1

CONFIRMED INFECTIONS (including the deaths)

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Mexico: 590 (government says 840)

United States: 286

Canada: 140

Spain: 54 (government says 57)

Britain: 18 (government says 27)

Germany: 8 (government says nine)

New Zealand: 6

Israel: 4

France: 4

El Salvador: 2

Italy: 2 (government says five)

Austria: 1

Hong Kong: 1

Costa Rica: 1 (government says eight)

Colombia: 1

Denmark: 1

Ireland: 1

Netherlands: 1

South Korea: 1 (government says two)

Switzerland 1

Portugal 1

NATIONS WITH PARTIAL OR TOTAL BANS ON PORK IMPORTS: Bahrain, Belarus, Chad, China, Croatia, Ecuador, Gabon, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Montenegro, Lebanon, Russia, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates. Egypt has ordered the slaughter of pigs reared on its territory.

NATIONS WHICH HAVE SUSPENDED FLIGHTS TO MEXICO: Cuba. Argentina, China and Peru have banned flights from Mexico.

The WHO has not recommended travel restrictions or the closing of borders.

 


Latest snapshot of the swine flu crisis, as of May 4, 2009, 18:52 GMT +0800

Main events of the past 24 hours in the swine flu crisis:

- Mexican authorities say the country is finally getting the upper hand on the A(H1N1) flu epidemic, and is poised to lift an economically crippling clampdown on public venues and activities on Wednesday.

- World Health Organisation chief Margaret Chan warned in a newspaper interview that that an apparent decline in mortality rates did not mean the pandemic was coming to an end and a second wave may strike "with a vengeance."

- Mexico was to send a plane to pick up its nationals in China, which has put 70 Mexicans into quarantine out of fear of swine flu, prompting a diplomatic storm.

- The WHO said 20 countries have reported 985 cases of A(H1N1), including 25 deaths in Mexico and one in the United States.

- US health authorities said swine flu was now present in more than half the nation's states with 226 confirmed infections in 30 states.

- El Salvador and Colombia joined the list of countries with cases of swine flu, as the number of Spanish cases climbed to 40 and France reported two new cases.

- Egyptian veterinary authorities pressed on with a nationwide programme to slaughter the country's entire pig population, a day after clashes erupted with protesting pig farmers.

An overview of the current swine flu crisis:

OVERALL: The World Health Organisation says 20 countries have officially reported 985 cases of influenza A(H1N1) infections and 26 deaths.

WHO figures may differ from national authorities.

DEATHS

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Mexico: 25 (government says 22)

United States: 1

CONFIRMED INFECTIONS (including the deaths)

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Mexico: 590 (government says 568)

United States: 226

Canada: 85 (government says 100)

Spain: 40 (government says 44)

Britain: 15 (government says 18)

Germany: 8 (government says six)

New Zealand: 4 (government says six)

Israel: 3 (government says four)

France: 2 (government says four)

El Salvador: 2

Austria: 1

Hong Kong: 1

Costa Rica: 1 (government says two)

Colombia: 1

Denmark: 1

Ireland: 1

Italy: 1 (government says two)

Netherlands: 1

South Korea: 1

Switzerland 1

NATIONS WITH PARTIAL OR TOTAL BANS ON PORK IMPORTS: Bahrain, Belarus, Chad, China, Croatia, Ecuador, Gabon, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Montenegro, Lebanon, Russia, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates. Egypt has ordered the slaughter of pigs reared on its territory.

NATIONS WHICH HAVE SUSPENDED FLIGHTS TO MEXICO: Cuba. Argentina, China and Peru have banned flights from Mexico, prompting Mexico to advise Mexican citizens to avoid travel to China -- where dozens of Mexicans have been quarantined despite not showing symptoms, prompting a diplomatic row.

The WHO has not recommended travel restrictions or the closing of borders.

 


Latest snapshot of the swine flu crisis, as of May 4, 2009, 15:43 GMT +0800

An overview of the current swine flu crisis:

OVERALL: The World Health Organisation says 20 countries have officially reported 985 cases of influenza A(H1N1) infections and 26 deaths.

WHO figures may differ from national authorities.

DEATHS

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Mexico: 25 (government says 22)

United States: 1

CONFIRMED INFECTIONS (including the deaths)

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Mexico: 590 (government says 568)

United States: 226

Canada: 85 (government says 100)

Spain: 40 (government says 44)

Britain: 15 (government says 18)

Germany: 8

New Zealand: 4

Israel: 3

France: 2

El Salvador: 2

Austria: 1

Hong Kong: 1

Costa Rica: 1

Colombia: 1

Denmark: 1

Ireland: 1

Italy: 1

Netherlands:1

South Korea: 1

Switzerland 1

NATIONS WITH PARTIAL OR TOTAL BANS ON PORK IMPORTS: Bahrain, Belarus, Chad, China, Croatia, Ecuador, Gabon, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Montenegro, Philippines, Lebanon, Russia, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates. Egypt has ordered a cull of pigs reared on its territory.

NATIONS WHICH HAVE SUSPENDED FLIGHTS TO MEXICO: Argentina and Cuba. Argentina, China and Peru have banned flights from Mexico, prompting Mexico to advise Mexican citizens to avoid travel to China -- where dozens of Mexicans have been quarantined despite not showing symptoms, prompting a diplomatic row.

The WHO has not recommended travel restrictions or the closing of borders.

 


Latest snapshot of swine flu crisis, as of May 3, 2009, 13:52 GMT +0800

An overview of the current swine flu crisis:

OVERALL: The World Health Organization said Saturday that 16 countries have officially reported 658 cases of influenza A(H1N1) infections and 17 deaths. Mexico later reported additional infections and three more deaths.

DEATHS

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Mexico: 19

United States: 1

CONFIRMED INFECTIONS

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Mexico: 454

United States: 159

Canada: 85

Spain: 20

Britain: 15

Germany: 6

New Zealand: 4

Israel: 3

France: 2

Austria: 1

China (Hong Kong): 1

Costa Rica: 1

Denmark: 1

Italy: 1

Netherlands:1

South Korea: 1

Switzerland 1

(not including deaths, data from national authorities)

NATIONS WITH PARTIAL OR TOTAL BANS ON PORK IMPORTS: Bahrain, Belarus, Chad, China, Croatia, Ecuador, Gabon, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Montenegro, Philippines, Lebanon, Russia, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates.

NATIONS WHICH HAVE SUSPENDED FLIGHTS TO MEXICO: Argentina, Cuba. China and Peru have banned flights from Mexico, prompting Mexico to advise Mexican citizens to avoid travel to China.