The data and information of this report are updated daily and are available at: http://www.paho.org/hq/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1&lang=en Data can change as new notifications from countries are received.
The information is obtained from official websites of the Ministries of Health of the countries of the Americas and information submitted by the International Health Regulations (IHR) National Focal Points.
Summary of the current situation
Up to 12 May 2009, 5,696 confirmed cases of the new virus influenza A (H1N1), including 63 deaths, have been notified in 11 countries of the Americas: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama and the United States. (Figure 1). The date of the onset of symptoms of the first confirmed case was 28 March 2009 in the United States.
WHO reported that as of 11 May 2009, 30 countries around the world had officially notified confirmed cases of the new virus influenza A (H1N1).
Since yesterday, 3 countries in the Region notified new confirmed cases: Cuba notified its first case in the Province of Matanzas; Guatemala, 2 cases in the capital; and Panama, one case in the capital.