Wednesday, April 29, 2009

CDC count at 91; new confirmed cases in Michigan Massachusetts, Arizona, and Nevada; one toddler dies in Texas

Wednesday, April 29th AM update

The WSJ has a great map -- it appears to be using official CDC and WHO numbers as opposed to state and national numbers, but still its very useful.  WSJ map

We now have confirmed cases in Michigan, Massachusetts, Arizona, and Nevada and a total of 91 confirmed cases.  

The first confirmed death was a toddler who crossed the border with his family from Mexico into south Texas and who died from the new strain of swine flu in a Houston hospital. The boy, almost 2 years old, was initially treated for flu symptoms in Brownsville, at the far southern tip of Texas, and was transferred to Houston because of the severity of his systems.  The boy appears to have been vulnerable due to underlying medical conditions.  WSJ story

Tuesday, April 28th PM update

With a confirmed case in Indiana and 15 confirmed cases in California, the US case count is now 71.  ABC news link There are also suspected cases in Florida and New Jersey.link to NJ cases  

Richard Besser, acting director of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, declined to comment on the California investigation, but said, "I fully expect we will see deaths from this infection." ABC news link

Monday, April 27th

With three cases in Sacramento as of Monday evening, the California case count has risen to 13.  Sacramento news link  While CDC still has a total of 40 confirmed cases posted on its site, the number of confirmed cases appears to have risen to 55: 13 in California and 42 in other states.  The Sacramento cases are particularly important because they are the first in Northern California.  Texas also confirmed four more cases, bringing the state total to six.  The new cases in Dallas involve a wider age group -- a 24 year old, a 7 year old and a 3 month old.  Texas news link

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