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Monday, May 11

Influenza A (H1N1) Swine Flu - Update Thirty-Three

The number of confirmed and probable cases reported to the Ministry of Health as at 10:00am today are:

  • Seven confirmed cases of Influenza A (H1N1) – unchanged since Saturday 9/5
  • 12 probable cases – unchanged since Saturday 9/5
As at 10:00am today, the number of suspected cases and people in isolation and being treated, as advised to the Ministry of Health, are:
  • 68 suspected cases - (up 5 since yesterday)
  • No new figures are available for today for the number of people in isolation or quarantine and being treated with Tamiflu – as of Saturday yesterday there were 158.
Numbers of suspected cases fluctuate when more suspected cases are found or ruled out. Numbers of people in isolation vary, including when they complete 72 hours of the five day course of Tamiflu.

International Update from the World Health Organization


10 May 2009 -- As of 07:30 GMT, 10 May 2009, 29 countries have officially reported 4379 cases of influenza A (H1N1) infection – up 939 since yesterday.

Mexico has reported 1626 laboratory confirmed human cases of infection, including 45 deaths. The United States has reported 2254 laboratory confirmed human cases, including two deaths. Canada has reported 280 laboratory confirmed human cases, including one death. Costa Rica has reported eight laboratory confirmed human cases, including one death. The following countries have reported laboratory confirmed cases with no deaths - Argentina (1), Australia (1), Austria (1), Brazil (6), China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (1), Colombia (1), Denmark (1), El Salvador (2), France (12), Germany (11), Guatemala (1), Ireland (1), Israel (7), Italy (9), Japan (4), Netherlands (3), New Zealand (7), Panama (3), Poland (1), Portugal (1), Republic of Korea (3), Spain (93), Sweden (1), Switzerland (1) and the United Kingdom (39).

WHO is not recommending travel restrictions related to the outbreak of the influenza A (H1N1) virus.

WHO advise that individuals who are ill should delay travel plans and returning travellers who fall ill should seek appropriate medical care. These recommendations are prudent measures which can limit the spread of many communicable diseases, including influenza.

Further information on the situation will be available on the WHO web site on a regular basis. www.who.int

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