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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: 29 in Mexico and two in the U.S., both in Texas. One of the U.S. deaths was announced Tuesday; Texas health officials said a woman with chronic health problems who lived near the Mexico border died this week. Last week a toddler from Mexico died at a Houston hospital.
_Confirmed sickened worldwide, 1,883: 942 in Mexico; 651 in U.S.; 165 in Canada; 57 in Spain; 27 in Britain; nine in Germany; six in New Zealand; five in Italy; four in Israel and France; two each in El Salvador and South Korea; one each in Austria, Costa Rica, Colombia, Denmark, Hong Kong, Ireland, the Netherlands, Portugal and Switzerland.
_U.S. health officials said Tuesday they are no longer recommending that schools close because of suspected swine flu cases since the virus has turned out to be milder than initially feared.
_World Health Organization says it's starting to ship 2.4 million treatments of antiflu drugs to 72 countries "most in need."
_Mexico says epidemic has cost its economy at least $2.2 billion; announces $1.3 billion stimulus package, mostly for small businesses and tourism.
_Mexico cancels Cinco de Mayo celebrations but will allow most businesses to reopen Wednesday, universities to reopen Thursday. Mexico City cafes, museums and libraries to reopen this week; schools nationwide to reopen next week.
_U.S. Embassy in Beijing says four U.S. citizens were quarantined in China.
_Mexico flies dozens of its nationals home from China, freeing them from a quarantine that the Latin American country criticized as unfair. A Chinese plane sent to Mexico to retrieve its citizens was returning Wednesday.
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On the Net:
http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/


Updated : 2020-12-03 09:25 GMT+08:00