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Developments on swine flu worldwide

Developments on swine flu worldwide

Key developments on swine flu outbreaks, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, and government officials:
_Deaths: 19 confirmed in Mexico and one confirmed in U.S., a toddler from Mexico who died in Texas.
_Confirmed sickened worldwide, 938: 506 in Mexico; 245 in U.S.; 101 in Canada; 40 in Spain; 18 in Britain; eight in Germany; four in New Zealand; two in Italy, France, Israel, and South Korea; one each in Colombia, Costa Rica, Ireland, Switzerland, Austria, Hong Kong, Denmark and the Netherlands.
_In the U.S., New York has most confirmed cases with 63, Texas is second with 43 and California is third with 26.
_Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says about a third of confirmed U.S. cases are people who had been to Mexico and likely picked up the infection there.
_Visitation at all California prisons has been suspended after an ill inmate at Centinela State Prison in Imperial County is being tested for swine flu.
_Hong Kong, where severe acute respiratory syndrome killed 299 in 2003, ordered weeklong quarantine of downtown hotel where a Mexican tourist was confirmed to have the illness, trapping 350 guests and employees inside.
_Mexican Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa complained that China had isolated several Mexicans without reason _ and urged Mexicans not to travel to China until the situation was resolved.
_Mexican officials will decide Monday whether to allow schools and businesses to reopen on Wednesday.
_World Health Organization said slaughtering pigs unnecessary because virus is being spread through humans, and it says a swine herd in Canada likely was infected by a farmworker who returned from Mexico.
_U.S. Meat Export Federation, which represents pork and beef interests abroad, estimates that U.S. pork exports have dropped about 10 percent since the swine flu scare started.
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On the Net:
http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu


Updated : 2021-05-16 19:25 GMT+08:00