Latest snapshot of swine flu crisis

May 01, 2009

An overview of the current swine flu crisis:

An overview of the current crisis:

-- MEXICO: Epicentre of the swine outbreak with 15 confirmed deaths so far. The government says there are an additional 328 confirmed cases of the disease. The World Health Organisation lists 156 confirmed cases with nine deaths.

-- THE UNITED STATES: The United States is the second country to have a confirmed swine flu death. The number of confirmed cases of swine flu in the United States stands at 118 spread across 15 states. The WHO lists 109 cases with one .

-- CONFIRMED INFECTIONS: According to figures from the national authorities the United States has 118, Mexico 328, Canada 35, Germany 5, Britain 10, Israel 2, New Zealand 4, Spain 13, Austria 1, Costa Rica 2, Netherlands 1, Switzerland 1, Denmark 1, Hong Kong 1

The WHO gives in some cases lower figures: Canada 35, Spain 13, Britain 8, Germany 5, New Zealand: 4, Israel 2, Austria 1, Netherlands 1, Switzerland 1

-- NATIONS WITH SUSPECTED INFECTIONS: Argentina 9, Chile 24, Colombia 59, Finland 1, France 41, Ireland 1, Italy 20, Poland 2, Portugal 1, South Africa 1, 3. Australia has tested 114 people

-- 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, .

-- NATIONS WHICH HAVE SUSPENDED FLIGHTS TO MEXICO: Argentina, Cuba. Peru has banned flights from Mexico.

(c) 2009 AFP

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