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WHO Update -- 20 countries

The World Health Organization said that as of today, it has documented 985 cases of H1N1 Influenza A -- aka swine flu -- in 20 countries. Of these, Mexico alone has more than half of all the cases, with 590 lab-confirmed cases and 25 deaths.

Here is an excerpt from the report: "The United States has reported 226 laboratory confirmed human cases, including one death. The following countries have reported laboratory confirmed cases with no deaths - Austria (1), Canada (85), China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (1), Costa Rica (1), Colombia (1), Denmark (1), El Salvador (2), France (2), Germany (8), Ireland (1), Israel (3), Italy (1), Netherlands (1), New Zealand (4), Republic of Korea (1), Spain (40), Switzerland (1) and the United Kingdom (15)."

The WHO is recommending no restriction on travel or any border closings. But the health agency has asked that people with symptoms of swine flu restrict their travel and that travelers who come down with symptoms seek prompt medical attention.

By Shankar Vedantam  |  May 4, 2009; 9:09 AM ET
Categories:  New Cases , Q & A  
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