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The information contained within this update is obtained from data provided by Ministries of Health of Member States and National Influenza Centers through reports sent to Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) or updates on their web pages. 

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Weekly Update

  • In North America, acute respiratory disease activity remained stable and is lower than expected in most areas.

  • In the Caribbean countries, Cuba and Jamaica reported unchanged trends in acute respiratory disease.
  • In Central American countries, El Salvador and Honduras reported decreasing trends in acute respiratory disease while Panama reported an increasing trend.
  • All South American countries reported decreasing or unchanged trends in acute respiratory disease.
  • From EW 1 to 20, in Colombia, Cuba, Guatemala and Jamaica, the pandemic virus predominated. Argentina and Paraguay detected the predominance of respiratory syncytial virus.
  • 9 new confirmed deaths in 3 countries were reported; in total there have been 8,410 cumulative confirmed deaths.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 June 2010 12:07

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