Monday, June 8, 2009

Daily update from WHO & CDC

As of 06:00 GMT, 8 June 2009, WHO is reporting 73 countries have officially reported 25,288 cases of influenza A(H1N1) infection, including 139 deaths. (For countries affected go here:

Also, on Friday CDC updated it's talking points, interesting additions include:

1.During week 21 (May 24 - 30, 2009), the May 29 FluView Report shows that influenza activity decreased in the United States overall; however, there are still higher levels of influenza-like illness than is normal for this time of year and novel H1N1 outbreaks are ongoing in parts of the United States, in some cases with intense activity.

2. It is a good sign that nation-wide influenza-like-illness surveillance is trending downward. However, it is possible that localized outbreaks will continue to occur over the summer. The real uncertainty is the fall and how the novel H1N1 virus will affect the 2009-2010 influenza season in the United States.

3. So far, the largest number of novel H1N1 confirmed and probable cases (57% of cases) have been in people between the ages of 5 years and 24 years old.

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