H1N1 Swine Flu Map

Pandemic Alert


29 April 2009 — Based on assessment of all available information and following several expert consultations, Dr Margaret Chan, WHO’s Director-General raised the current level of influenza pandemic alert from phase 4 to 5. She stated that all countries should immediately activate their pandemic preparedness plans. At this stage, effective and essential measures include heightened surveillance, early detection and treatment of cases, and infection control in all health facilities.


27 April 2009 — The Emergency Committee, established in compliance with the International Health Regulations (2005), held its second meeting on 27 April 2009. The Committee considered available data on confirmed outbreaks of A/H1N1 swine influenza in the United States of America, Mexico, and Canada. The Committee also considered reports of possible spread to additional countries. On the advice of the Committee, the WHO Director-General has raised the level of influenza pandemic alert from the current phase 3 to phase 4. The change to a higher phase of pandemic alert indicates that the likelihood of a pandemic has increased, but not that a pandemic is inevitable.

Thanks to WikiProtest.com for mashing this map together.

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For another look, including migration paths and dates of infection for the entire planet, check out the map at Live.com.

From the CDC website:

CDC is working very closely with officials in states where human cases of swine influenza A (H1N1) have been identified, as well as with health officials in Mexico, Canada and the World Health Organization. This includes deploying staff domestically and internationally to provide guidance and technical support. CDC has activated its Emergency Operations Center to coordinate this investigation.

Laboratory testing has found the swine influenza A (H1N1) virus susceptible to the prescription antiviral drugs oseltamivir and zanamivir and has issued interim guidance for the use of these drugs to treat and prevent infection with swine influenza viruses. CDC also has prepared interim guidance on how to care for people who are sick and interim guidance on the use of face masks in a community setting where spread of this swine flu virus has been detected. This is a rapidly evolving situation and CDC will provide new information as it becomes available.

There are everyday actions people can take to stay healthy.

* Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
* Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hands cleaners are also effective.
* Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.

Try to avoid close contact with sick people.

* Influenza is thought to spread mainly person-to-person through coughing or sneezing of infected people.
* If you get sick, CDC recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.

There is no vaccine available at this time…

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2 Replies to “H1N1 Swine Flu Map”

  1. 149 deaths in Mexico City, 64 or so confirmed cases in the US. 2000 cases “possibly related” with “flu like symptoms”. Out of over 8 billion people on earth. THE SKY IS FALLING!!

    Flu kills over 500,000 people worldwide per year (average). This Swine Flu is a freakin blip on the radar. The governments need to give out the Tamiflu and the media needs to shut up about it.

  2. It’s such a non-starter that the WHO raised their phase level on it

    ‘WHO raised the alert level to phase 4, meaning there is sustained human-to-human transmission causing outbreaks in at least one country. WHO’s pandemic alert system was revised after bird flu in Asia began to spread in 2004. Monday was the first time it has ever been raised above phase 3.‘ (And Wordout shouldn’t be on top of this?)

    To see more about phase levels used by the World Health Organization (WHO) CLICK HERE.

    Tamiflu has been effective in treating some suspected cases, but as the WHO states above in the post, THERE IS NO VACCINE.

    Luckily, this is the wrong season for flu to become voracious. Chances are very good that we will not see a pandemic of Swine flu this spring or summer, but as fall approaches and flu becomes more prevalent, this buggar could return to kill the best of us. Or not. Fact is: We Don’t Know.

    And there’s only about 6.66 billion of us.(Estimated from the CIA’s website projection for July 2009.) Most of us have no access to Tamiflu.

    The WHO reports that annually between 250,000 and 500,000 people die from influenza.

    Plus, I don’t think the sky is scheduled to fall until 2012, right?

    Thanks for stopping by Wordout!

    (edit)WHO is holding an emergency meeting Wednesday morning amid reports of new infections. Also, @BreakingNews is reporting that there has now been a confirmed death from Swine Flu in Texas as of Wednesday morning, via twitter: “U.S. government officials confirmed the death to Reuters.” and at 7am via twitter: “BNO News can now independently confirm that a 23-month-old baby from Texas has died from swine flu.

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