Health officials in Japan and Australia confirmed the first cases of H1N1 swine flu in each of their countries. The news comes as Costa Rica’s Health Minister Maria Luisa Avila announced that country’s first death from the virus. The patient, who also suffered from diabetes and chronic lung disease, was one of eight confirmed cases of swine flu to surface in Costa Rica.

See: http://www.examiner.com/x-8543-SF-Health-News-Examiner~y2009m5d9-H1N1-swine-flu-hits-Japan-Australia

SATURDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) – The swine flu count in the United States now stands at 2,254 confirmed cases and 722 probable cases in 44 states, with 104 hospitalizations, federal health officials said Saturday.

See: http://www.ajc.com/health/content/shared-auto/healthnews/cdc-/626964.html














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