“The world is better prepared for an influenza pandemic than at any time in history, thanks, in part, to vigilance and diligence of countries, Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan said in her address to a special meeting of ASEAN+3 health ministers in Bangkok, Thailand. Read Director-General´s address
Thoughout XX century, several flu outbreaks were devasting and caused millions of deaths worldwide. The most devasting flu pandemic in recent history was the human flu of 1918, wrongly called Spanish Flu, killed 50 million people worldwide. We provide you with major human flu events in history.
10 May 2009, WHO confirms that 29 countries have officially reported 4381 cases of influenza A (H1N1) infection. Mexico has reported 1626 laboratory confirmed human cases of infection, including 45 deaths. The United States has reported 2254 laboratory confirmed cases, including two deaths. canada has reported 280 human cases, including one death, whereas Costa Rica has reported 8 cases, including one death.
More countries have reported laboratory confirmed cases with no deaths. A complete map fo the spread of Influenza A (H1N1) : number of laboratory confirmed cases.
World Health Organization´s highlights are provided here.
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