WHO raises swine flu tally to 33 countries

WHO raises swine flu tally to 33 countries
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First Published: Wed, May 13 2009. 04 19 PM IST
Updated: Wed, May 13 2009. 04 19 PM IST
Geneva: The World Health Organization says 33 countries have reported confirmed human cases of swine flu. Finland, Cuba and Thailand are new to the list.
WHO said on Wednesday the total of cases is 5,728, with 61 deaths. The United States has reported 3,009 cases, including three deaths. Mexico has 2,059, with 56 deaths.
Canada has 358 and Costa Rica eight, with one death each. Spain has 98, Britain 68, Panama 29, France 13, Germany 12, Italy nine, Brazil eight, Israel and New Zealand seven, Colombia six, and Japan and El Salvador four.
Guatemala, Netherlands and South Korea have three. China, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Thailand have two.
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Cuba, Denmark, Hong Kong, Ireland, Poland, Portugal and Switzerland have one.
WHO numbers generally lag behind those announced by national health bodies.
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