According to WHO (World Health Organization), 615 cases of swine flu infection among humans have officially been reported in 15 countries. Total confirmed infections in Mexico now stand at 397, including 16 deaths. Most of the Mexican rise of confirmed cases comes more as a result of ongoing testing of a backlog of samples. Below are the figures so far (2nd May 2009): Austria 1 confirmed case, no deaths Canada 34 confirmed cases, no deaths China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region 1 confirmed case, no deaths Denmark 1 confirmed case, no deaths France 1 confirmed case, no deaths Germany 4 confirmed cases, no deaths Israel 2 confirmed cases, no deaths Mexico - 397 confirmed cases, 16 deaths Netherlands 1 confirmed case, no deaths New Zealand 4 confirmed cases, no deaths Republic of Korea 1 confirmed case, no deaths Spain 13 confirmed cases, no deaths Switzerland 1 confirmed cases, no deaths United Kingdom 13 confirmed cases, no deaths USA - 141 confirmed cases,1 death WHO continues to advise that restrictions of regular travel or the closure of borders is not advised. If you are ill you should postpone any international travel, and if you develop symptoms when returning from a trip you should seek medical attention in line with guidance from national authorities

In the United Kingdom, authorities are asking people who develop symptoms after returning from international trips to call their doctors, rather than physically going in to see them. This is to prevent potential infection of other people. One understands that this means the doctor will come to your house and check you out. Pork meat is safe to eat, says WHO If you are used to consuming well-cooked pork meats and pork products, you should know that there is no added risk to your health if you continue to do so, stresses WHO. See our Map Of H1N1 Outbreaks See our Mexico Swine Flu Blog

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