Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Latest Update on H1N1 Swine Flu Outbreak

Above is a map of confirmed cases by the CDC of the H1N1 swine flu in the United States (click on map to see a larger version). The CDC has now confirmed 642 cases in 41 states, and two deaths thus far in the U.S. Hawaii now joins the list of states reporting confirmed cases of the swine flu. The CDC stated today that:

"The ongoing outbreak of novel influenza A (H1N1) continues to expand in the U.S. CDC expects that more cases, more hospitalizations and more deaths from this outbreak will occur in the coming days and weeks."

In Mexico, it has been confirmed that most hospitalizations were individuals in their twenties (i.e. healthy young adults). The second U.S. death was a health young adult woman. In addition to cases confirmed by the CDC, suspected and probable cases reported by the various states continues to increase. In the Washington, D.C. area, Prince Georges County has now reported two cases of swine flu.