From Our 2009 Archives
Swine Flu Cases Rising in U.S., World
More Cases Confirmed in U.S., Cases Also Reported in Canada and Spain
Reviewed By Louise Chang, MD
April 27, 2009 -- Swine flu shows no signs of slowing down, with twice as many confirmed cases in the U.S. today as there were yesterday. And two more countries -- Canada and Spain -- have reported their first confirmed swine flu cases.
At a news conference in Geneva this morning, World Health Organization (WHO) spokesman Gregory Hartl announced that there are now 40 lab-confirmed cases of swine flu in the U.S., 26 lab-confirmed cases in Mexico, six in Canada, and one in Spain. Hartl notes that swine flu has been mild everywhere except Mexico, and that the reasons for that still aren't clear. Although there have been many more cases of illness reported in Mexico, the WHO figure refers only to cases that have been verified as swine flu.
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