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Disease Outbreak News

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Influenza A(H1N1) - update 17

6 May 2009 -- As of 06:00 GMT, 6 May 2009, 22 countries have officially reported 1516 cases of influenza A (H1N1) infection.

  1. Mexico has reported 822 laboratory confirmed human cases of infection, including 29 deaths.
  2. The United States has reported 403 laboratory confirmed human cases, including one death.

The following countries have reported laboratory confirmed cases with no deaths

  1. Austria (1),
  2. Canada (165),
  3. China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (1),
  4. Colombia (1),
  5. Costa Rica (1),
  6. Denmark (1),
  7. El Salvador (2),
  8. France (4),
  9. Germany (9),
  10. Guatemala (1),
  11. Ireland (1),
  12. Israel (4),
  13. Italy (5),
  14. Netherlands (1),
  15. New Zealand (6),
  16. Portugal (1),
  17. Republic of Korea (2),
  18. Spain (57),
  19. Switzerland (1) and
  20. the United Kingdom (27).

It is considered prudent for people who are ill to delay international travel and for people developing symptoms following international travel to seek medical attention, in line with guidance from national authorities. Individuals are advised to wash hands thoroughly with soap and water on a regular basis and should seek medical attention if they develop any symptoms of influenza-like illness.

WHO advises no restriction of regular travel or closure of borders.

There is no risk of infection from this virus from consumption of well-cooked pork and pork products.

Further information on the situation will be available on the WHO website on a regular basis

Source :

Travel Notices - CDC Travelers' Health