Friday, May 1, 2009
The mainstream media is reporting an updated number of confirmed swine flu cases this morning. According to the World Health Organization, 331 people now have H1N1 swine flu — a jump of 30%.
The virus, commonly known as swine flu, has spread to 11 countries with the hardest hit nations being Mexico and the United States.
In addition to Mexico and the United States, WHO said, the following countries have confirmed cases: Austria (1), Canada (34), Germany (3), Israel (2), Netherlands (1), New Zealand (3), Spain (13), Switzerland (1) and the United Kingdom (8).
An additional 230 cases are being investigated in the United Kingdom, and Spain has 84 suspected cases. Australia, which has had no confirmed cases, was investigating 114.