World's Influenza A(H1N1) Cases Top 6000

The rising tide of confirmed influenza A(H1N1) cases is making news in several U.S. states, including Missouri and Louisiana today, but the global outbreak seems to have dropped off newspapers' front pages. Still, today's update from the World Health Organization says confirmed cases now stand at 6,497, with 33 countries reporting them and Mexico's total up to 2,446 cases and 60 deaths, according to the World Health Organization.

The United States has reported 3,352 laboratory-confirmed human cases, including three deaths; Canada has reported 389 lab-confirmed human cases, including one death; and Costa Rica has reported eight lab-confirmed human cases, including one death, the agency announced this morning.

These are the countries with confirmed cases but no deaths so far: Argentina (1), Australia (1), Austria (1), Brazil (8), China (4), Colombia (7), Cuba (1), Denmark (1), El Salvador (4), Finland (2), France (14), Germany (12), Guatemala (3), Ireland (1), Israel (7), Italy (9), Japan (4), Netherlands (3), New Zealand (7), Norway (2), Panama (29), Poland (1), Portugal (1), Republic of Korea (3), Spain (100), Sweden (2), Switzerland (1), Thailand (2), and the United Kingdom (71).

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