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Saturday, May 09, 2009

2254 Confirmed Cases Of Swine Flu In U.S.

As of May 9, 2009, the United States has 2254 laboratory confirmed cases of Swine Flu, otherwise known as H1N1 Flu Infection, resulting in 2 deaths so far, both in Texas.

The CDC gives the breakdown which now involves 44 states.

Alabama 4
Arizona 182
California 171
Colorado 41
Connecticut 14
Delaware 44
Florida 43
Georgia 3
Hawaii 6
Idaho 1
Illinois 421
Indiana 39
Iowa 43
Kansas 12
Kentucky** 3
Louisiana 9
Maine 4
Maryland 23
Massachusetts 89
Michigan 103
Minnesota 1
Missouri 10
Nebraska 13
Nevada 9
New Hampshire 4
New Jersey 7
New Mexico 30
New York 190
North Carolina 7
Ohio 12
Oklahoma 4
Oregon 15
Pennsylvania 10
Rhode Island 7
South Carolina 42
South Dakota 1
Tennessee 46
Texas 110
Utah 60
Vermont 1
Virginia 16
Washington 83
Washington, DC 4
Wisconsin 317
TOTAL*(44) 2254 Cases- 2 deaths

The ongoing outbreak of novel influenza A (H1N1) continues to expand in the United States. CDC expects that more cases, more hospitalizations and more deaths from this outbreak will occur over the coming days and weeks.

CDC continues to take aggressive action to respond to the expanding outbreak. CDC’s response goals are to reduce spread and illness severity, and provide information to help health care providers, public health officials and the public address the challenges posed by this emergency.

You can find the CDC's Interim Guidance fact sheet, updated regularly here.

According to WHO, this has spread to 29 countries across the globe. The figures provided by WHO do not reflect the updated numbers from the CDC for today, so we can safely assume they are working with numbers that applied from yesterday, but still the numbers are astounding.

While the start of the Swine Flu was reported in Mexico, the U.S. by far has the largest laboratory confirmed cases to date.

Then again, the U.S. has the medical abilities to be able to confirm the cases quickly as well.