Thursday, April 30, 2009

First case of H1N1/swine flu confirmed in Peru

From FOCUS Information Agency

"Peruvian Health Minister Oscar Ugarte Wednesday confirmed that an Argentine woman was the first case of swine flu in Peru. The woman had been hospitalized after sickening and showing flu-like symptoms, he added. Argentina meanwhile has said that it still has four suspected cases of swine flu, after ruling out another 21 patients as having been infected with the deadly disease."

The last official update on case count world wide was posted by WHO on the 29th

"The United States Government has reported 91 laboratory confirmed human cases, with one death. Mexico has reported 26 confirmed human cases of infection including seven deaths.

The following countries have reported laboratory confirmed cases with no deaths - Austria (1), Canada (13), Germany (3), Israel (2), New Zealand (3), Spain (4) and the United Kingdom (5)"

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