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EOC Situation Report #11
influenza A(H1N1)
6:00 pm

Summary

  • Ministers of Health from the American Region held a second teleconference on 4 May to share information and to update each other on national response to the new influenza A(H1N1).
  • In a separate teleconference today, 16 regional (LAC) heads of UN agencies praised the transparent and collaborative manner in which countries are dealing with this new influenza A(H1N1) emergency. 
  • Sustained human-to-human transmission has been confirmed in Mexico and the U.S. Therefore, Phase 5 remains: “The same identified virus has caused sustained community level outbreaks in two or more countries in one WHO region.”
  • The following countries outside the American Region have reported laboratory- confirmed cases with no deaths: Austria (1), China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (1), Denmark (1), France (4), Germany (8), Ireland (1), Israel (4), Italy (2), Netherlands (1), New Zealand (4), Portugal (1), Republic of Korea (1), Spain (54), Switzerland (1) and the United Kingdom (18).

Status of the Region

  • Mexico: 727 laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza A(H1N1), including 26 deaths.  
  • The United States: 286 confirmed cases of influenza A(H1N1), including 1 death.  36 out of 50 U.S. states report confirmed cases.
  • Canada: 101confirmed cases of new influenza A(H1N1); some with recent travel history to Mexico.
  • El Salvador: 2 confirmed cases with recent travel history.
  • Costa Rica:  1 confirmed case with recent travel history to Mexico
  • Colombia: 1 confirmed case with recent travel history to Mexico.
  • A daily epidemiological report is daily posted on the PAHO web site. 

Map of at-risk areas

See Situation Report #9 of Saturday, May 2, 2009, for additional information that remains valid.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 May 2009 15:05

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