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The data and information of this report are updated daily and are available at: http://www.paho.org/hq/index.php?option=com_content&view=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.

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 20 May 2009, 10,061 confirmed cases of the new virus influenza A (H1N1) infection, including 84 deaths, have been notified in 14 countries of the Americas: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru 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 any travel restrictions related to the outbreak of the Influenza A (H1N1) virus.

As of 20 May 2009, 16:30 AM ET, 48 states of the United States have reported a total of 5.710 confirmed cases including 247 hospitalizations and 8 deaths.

  • Median age: 17 years, range 1 month-87 years 
  • Gender: 51% female, 49% male 
  • Underlying medical conditions (n=44): 63% (median age: 18 years) 
  • Median time from illness onset to hospital admission (n=32): 4 days (range: 1-13 days) 
  • Median length of hospital stay (n=32): 5 days (range 2-31)

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

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Last Updated on Thursday, 21 May 2009 16:02

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