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 13 May 2009, 6.248 confirmed cases of the new virus influenza A (H1N1), including 65 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. The date of the onset of symptoms of the first confirmed case was 28 March 2009 in the United States.
WHO is not recommending travel restrictions related to the outbreak of the Influenza A(H1N1) virus.
Individuals who are ill should delay travel plans and returning travelers who fall ill should seek appropriate medical care. These recommendations are prudent measures which can limit the spread of many communicable diseases, including Influenza.
Today, Mexico reported two deaths and increased the number of cases to 2.446. The countries that continue notifying new cases are: Canada, Colombia, the United States, Mexico and Panama.
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