SWINE FLU SCARE

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SWINE FLU SCARE

Philippines reports 1st swine flu-related death
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090622/ap_on_re_as/as_philippines_swine_flu_3
Swine flu tolls leaps past 52,000, 231 dead: WHO
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090622/ts_afp/healthfluwhocases_20090622160048
Update fromWHO website
http://www.who.int/csr/don/2009_06_19/en/index.html

Influenza A(H1N1) - update 51
Laboratory-confirmed cases of new influenza A(H1N1) as officially reported to WHO by States Parties to the International Health Regulations (2005)

19 June 2009 07:00 GMT

Country, territory and area
Cumulative total  
Newly confirmed since the last reporting period

 
Cases
Deaths
Cases
Deaths

Argentina
918
4
185
3

Australia
2199
0
87
0

Austria
8
0
1
0

Bahamas
2
0
0
0

Bahrain
12
0
0
0

Barbados
4
0
1
0

Belgium
19
0
0
0

Bermuda, UKOT
1
0
0
0

Bolivia
11
0
0
0

Brazil
96
0
17
0

British Virgin Islands, UKOT
1
0
0
0

Bulgaria
2
0
0
0

Canada
4905
12
856
5

Cayman Islands, UKOT
4
0
0
0

Chile
3125
2
790
0

China
519
0
137
0

Colombia
60
1
7
0

Costa Rica
149
1
0
0

Cuba
15
0
8
0

Cyprus
1
0
0
0

Czech Republic
5
0
1
0

Denmark
22
0
7
0

Dominica
1
0
0
0

Dominican Republic
93
1
0
0

Ecuador
86
0
0
0

Egypt
29
0
3
0

El Salvador
160
0
35
0

Estonia
5
0
1
0

Finland
13
0
1
0

France
131
0
13
0

    French Polynesia, FOC
1
0
0
0

    Martinique, FOC
1
0
0
0

Germany
238
0
43
0

Greece
31
0
8
0

Guatemala 
153
1
25
0

Honduras
108
0
8
0

Hungary
7
0
3
0

Iceland
4
0
0
0

India
30
0
0
0

Ireland
16
0
4
0

Israel
219
0
67
0

Italy
88
0
16
0

Jamaica
14
0
2
0

Japan
690
0
24
0

Jordan
2
0
0
0

Korea, Republic of
84
0
19
0

Kuwait
18
0
0
0

Laos
1
0
1
0

Lebanon
12
0
1
0

Luxembourg
2
0
0
0

Malaysia
23
0
6
0

Mexico
7624
113
1383
5

Morocco
8
0
5
0

Netherlands
87
0
19
0

     Netherlands Antilles, Curaçao *
3
0
2
0

     Netherlands Antilles, Sint Maarten
1
0
1
0

New Zealand
216
0
89
0

Nicaragua
144
0
26
0

Norway
17
0
4
0

Oman
3
0
3
0

Panama
272
0
0
0

Papua New Guinea
1
0
1
0

Paraguay
27
0
2
0

Peru
141
0
29
0

Philippines
311
0
118
0

Poland
7
0
0
0

Portugal
5
0
2
0

Qatar
3
0
0
0

Romania
18
0
2
0

Russia
3
0
0
0

Samoa
1
0
0
0

Saudi Arabia
22
0
5
0

Singapore
77
0
28
0

Slovakia
3
0
0
0

South Africa
1
0
1
0

Spain
512
0
13
0

Sri Lanka
1
0
0
0

Suriname
11
0
11
0

Sweden
43
0
6
0

Switzerland
27
0
0
0

Thailand
518
0
208
0

Trinidad and Tobago
18
0
13
0

Turkey
20
0
4
0

Ukraine
1
0
0
0

United Arab Emirates
2
0
1
0

United Kingdom
1752
1
291
0

     Isle of Man, Crown Dependency
1
0
0
0

     Jersey, Crown Dependency
1
0
0
0

United States of America
17855
44
0
0

Uruguay
36
0
0
0

Venezuela
60
0
15
0

Viet Nam
27
0
0
0

West Bank and Gaza Strip
5
0
3
0

Yemen
4
0
3
0

Grand Total
44287
180
4667
13

Chinese Taipei has reported 60 confirmed case of influenza A (H1N1) with 0 deaths. Cases from Chinese Taipei are included in the cumulative totals provided in the table above.
Cumulative and new figures are subject to revision
Abbreviations
UKOT: United Kingdom Overseas Territory
FOC: French Overseas Collectivity
OT: Overseas Territory

Netherlands Antilles, Curaçao *: 3 confirmed cases: The three confirmed cases are crew members of a cruise ship.  They did not leave the boat during their illness nor during the 24 hours preceding the onset of symptoms.

 

Jason King
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It's an interesting table to

It's an interesting table to scan. I'd be interested to know, what the ages of the patients were who have died and whether they had additional health problems. ie. Is this flu any worse at the moment than the flu types we get every year.
Isn't is a bit strange that although the US now has the most cases (17,855), it hasn't had ANY new cases since the last report (column 3).

Ivan Delgado
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One of my main concerns about data like this is the uneven testing that occurs through out the world. While the US has the most cases, I am guessing that this could well be due to the significant increase in the number of tests run in this country compared to other countries. For example here in the US the FDA approved the use of real time PCR assays for the detection of H1N1 very quickly (story) and purchased tons of assays for testing. Nothing against other countries, but I would not be surprised if the number of real cases in Mexico is significantly higher than the 7,600 so far detected. The good news is that new kits are being shipped to Mexico (story), so hopefully this discrepancy will be minimized.