Asked in Conditions and DiseasesSwine Flu (H1N1/09)
Where have there been deaths and cases of H1N1-09 Pandemic Swine Flu?
September 15, 2011 11:46AM
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the H1N1/09 Pandemic over, and reported that we are now in the Post Pandemic Phase of the WHO Pandemic Phases. The report included that the virus has caused cases in every country of the world now. There are still places with outbreaks, but not with epidemics or pandemics.
Get your flu shot now in the US, it contains the vaccine for preventing this virus as well as for two other viruses and then through prevention of infection, the spread will be entirely halted.
3/5/10 From the World Health Organization (WHO):
5 March 2010 -- As of 28 February 2010, worldwide more than 213 countries and overseas territories or communities have reported laboratory confirmed cases of pandemic influenza H1N1 2009, including at least 16455 deaths.
Summary: In the temperate zone of the northern hemisphere, transmission of virus persists in some areas of Europe and Asia but influenza activity is declining and at low level in the most areas. The most active areas of transmission are currently observed in parts of Southeast Asia and East and South-eastern Europe. Recently, influenza type B is increasingly reported in Asia.
In the US March 15, 2010, according to the CDC, key indicators of the state of the pandemic during the week of February 28 - March 6, 2010 included:
No states reported widespread influenza activity. Five states reported regional influenza activity. They are: Alabama, Georgia, Maine, Mississippi and South Carolina.
The majority of the influenza viruses identified so far continue to be 2009 H1N1 influenza A viruses. These viruses remain similar to the virus chosen for the 2009 H1N1 vaccine, and remain susceptible to the antiviral drugs oseltamivir and zanamivir with rare exception. Some influenza B viruses are circulating at low levels, and these viruses remain similar to the influenza B virus component of the 2009-10 seasonal flu vaccine.
2/12/10 Estimated number of cases and deaths in the US*:
Cases: 57 million Deaths: 11,690
*Cumulative from April 2009 to January 16, 2010, plus CDC estimates of unreported cases based upon a calculated formula for estimation of unreported/untested cases based on reported cases.
Updated Estimates from April 2009 - January 16, 2010
On February 12, 2010, CDC updated the estimates to include the time period from April 2009 through January 16, 2010.
- "CDC estimates that between 41 million and 84 million cases of 2009 H1N1 occurred between April 2009 and January 16, 2010. The mid-level in this range is about 57 million people infected with 2009 H1N1.
- CDC estimates that between about 183,000 and 378,000 H1N1-related hospitalizations occurred between April 2009 and January 16, 2010. The mid-level in this range is about 257,000 2009 H1N1-related hospitalizations.
- CDC estimates that between about 8,330 and 17,160 2009 H1N1-related deaths occurred between April 2009 and January 16, 2010. The mid-level in this range is about 11,690 2009 H1N1-related deaths."
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has estimated that, as of 2/12/10, since the beginning of the pandemic, the US has had approximately 57 million cases of A-H1N1/09 Pandemic Swine Flu and approximately 11,690 resulting deaths. Based upon this, an estimate of the mortality rate in the US from the pandemic is 0.02%.
In comparison, the CDC and World Health Organization (WHO) have estimated that with seasonal flu, "we see over 30 million cases in the United States. We see 200,000 hospitalizations and, on average, 36,000 deaths." (During the entire fall and winter flu season.) Based upon this, the average mortality rate of seasonal flu in the US would be 0.12 %.
The statistics of this mortality rate variation and other information gathered during the pandemic are under study by epidemiologists. It may be attributable to the fact that the especially vulnerable demographic group of the elderly (age 65 and older) suffers the majority of the cases and deaths from seasonal flu (because their weakened immune systems are unable to fight it off before their frail bodies must attempt to deal with the symptoms caused by another new strain of virus). In contrast, the majority of cases of the pandemic swine flu are among the younger and healthier demographic groups, so that, except for the very young and those with underlying medical conditions, most are able to survive the disease. It is not fully understood yet why the elderly do not contract this virus subtype as easily as the typical seasonal viruses, but speculation is that they may have acquired immunity through prior exposure to a similar virus strain.
WORLD UPDATE</a>Total................................Cases.......1562049.........Deaths......16665 As of 1/05/10*
% of High Risk Cases
About 70% of individuals that are hospitalized with complications from A-H1N1/09 influenza have some kind of underlying disease. The most predominant of that is asthma. The second is diabetes. Other common underlying conditions believed to have contributed to the complications requiring hospitalization include Immunocompromised status, either through cancer chemother
- CDC follows suit with WHO, stops reports of numbers of cases of Novel H1N1, continues hospitalization and death counts and monitoring. They are now using a new methodology for estimating quantitative figures. See link below for methods.
Other updates and information from CDC and other world sources will continue to be compiled here as it becomes available.
From the World Health Organization (WHO): 16 JULY 2009 | GENEVA --
"WHO will no longer issue the global tables showing the numbers of confirmed cases for all countries. However, as part of continued efforts to document the global spread of the H1N1 pandemic, regular updates will be provided describing the situation in the newly affected countries."
The statistics in the answer to this WikiAnswers question will have to be modified as availability of reliable data changes. Updates based on available data will continue.
Total...............................Cases.......1562049.........Deaths......16665 As of 1/05/10
Cumulative totals (lab verified cases only*)
*This will make totals vary from the estimated totals reported elsewhere in this Q&A
-As of 1/05/10
World Case Counts and Fatality Numbers By Country
CountryCasesDeathsAfghanistan85317Akrotiri & Dhekelia880Albania350
Andorra10Angola370Anguilla140Antigua and Barbuda40Argentina142,592617Armenia101
Azerbaijan142Bahamas294Bahrain1,3467Bangladesh8026Barbados1543Belarus10220Belgium76,97317Belize420Bermuda, UKOT100Bhutan60Bolivia2,31058Bosnia & Herzegovina558
Botswana310Brazil58,1782,105Brit.Virgin Islands, UKOT190Brunei9711Bulgaria76635Cambodia5316
Cape Verde620Cayman Islands, UKOT1121Chile12,258150China* (Hong Kong)33,10950China* (Mainland)115,208501Colombia3,288193Cook Islands1061Costa Rica1,59647Cote d'Ivoire30Croatia52622
Democratic Republic of Congo78
Ethiopia60Falkland Islands71Faroe Islands440Fiji2340Finland6,122
France5,000221France, New Caledonia, FOC276French Polynesia, FOC40French Guiana1262Gabon10Georgia759
Indonesia1,09710Iran, Islamic Republic3,672147Iraq2,86840Ireland3,18922
Isle Of Man750Israel4,33075
Republic of Korea (South)108,234170
1Malta7185Marshall Islands1151Martinique, FOC30Mauritius698Mexico67,982823Micronesia790Moldova1,02417
Mozambique1012Myanmar680N. Mariana Islands60Namibia721Nauru80Nepal112
Neth. Antilles, Curacao**80Neth. Antilles, Sint Maarten20New Caledonia, FOC120New Zealand3,19822Nicaragua2,17211Nigeria2
Panama78711Papua New Guinea120Paraguay85552Peru9,003
49Qatar5508Republic of the Congo21
Saint Lucia551Saint Maarten20Saint Vincent170Samoa1382San Marino5
0Sao Tome & Principe412Saudi Arabia14,532
1Thailand29,886191Timor-Leste60Tonga201Trinidad & Tobago2115Tunisia1200
Turks & Caicos44
United Arab Emirates1256United Kingdom27,826303
United States of America111,324
Virgin Islands (US)80
1West Bank & Gaza Strip??Yemen5,038
25Zambia7260Zimbabwe1,3180Total1,562,04916,665 <center>-As of 1/05/10</center>
Cumulative figures are subject to revision
UKOT: United Kingdom Overseas Territory
FOC: French Overseas Collectivity
OT: Overseas Territory
Netherlands Antilles, Curaçao **: 3 confirmed cases: The three confirmed cases are crew members of a cruise ship. They did not leave the boat during their illness nor during the 24 hours preceding the onset of symptoms.
Norway***: 7 confirmed cases are cruise ship crew and passengers.
*Cumulative, plus CDC estimates of unreported cases
As of 1/14/10US Case Counts and fatality numbers by state -StateCasesDeathsAlabama2,45339Alaska46012Arizona8,545140Arkansas15420California10,031
District of Columbia541Florida3,636187
New York2,738157North Carolina63881
Puerto Rico90849Rhode Island20313Samoa, American851South Carolina1,63441
Wyoming72510Total115,43110,837 <center>-As of 1/14/10
*Numbers are likely under reported, see information above about CDC's new estimates.
According to the CDC:
"To prevent the spread of antiviral resistant virus strains, CDC reminds clinicians and the public of the need to continue hand and cough hygiene measures for the duration of any symptoms of influenza, even while taking antiviral medications."
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