Welcome to the Flu Wiki
Documenting the current Flu outbreak with a wiki that anyone can edit

The new strain of swine flu was first identified in Mexico in April 2009. Cases have been confirmed across the United States, Canada, Spain, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Israel, New Zealand, Australia, Costa Rica and Germany. It has caused deaths in Mexico and one in the United States, but not elsewhere.

There are other suspected cases across Europe, Guatemala and South America. No cases have been reported in Asia or Africa.

As a reminder, over 36,000 people in the US die annually due to the Flu. That's around 100 per day or 700 per week, and since the deaths are not distributed evenly throughout the year, it is not unusual to have over 1,000 deaths from flu in a week. Keep this perspective as this story progresses. While the new strain may cause a higher number of deaths, it is crucial to remember that flus come and go naturally, and overreacting (as well as under-reacting) does not help.

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Reports on local outbreaks
Things to know
Sources of information

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Map of Swine flu outbreak as of 2009-04-27. Click for more info.

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