Here are some media reports from the overnight.
All 10 Delaware cases that are consistent with — but not confirmed as — swine flu were reported among students at the University of Delaware in Newark, where more than 350 students were seen by health professionals at two clinics Wednesday. No information about the ages, residences or whereabouts of the 10 patients was released Wednesday, but all were given Tamiflu antiviral medication and told to stay home.
New Mexico has two probable cases of swine flu and state officials are awaiting confirmation of testing from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Gov. Bill Richardson and officials of the Department of Health announced Wednesday that preliminary testing by the state found the flu likely in a 1-year-old boy from Santa Fe County and an 18-year-old male from Valencia County. Both are recovering. The infant was hospitalized but the teenager wasn’t.
The teenager was being home-schooled and did not attend public schools.
State officials said they expect to learn from the CDC as early as Friday whether the two cases are confirmed as swine flu.
“This is a time for concern. This is not a time for panic,” Health Secretary Dr. Alfredo Vigil said at a news conference in Santa Fe.
Because swine flu is a new virus, the state’s testing lab cannot definitely confirm its presence, according to department spokeswoman Deborah Busemeyer. If the lab cannot rule out swine flu in a particular sample, it is sent to the CDC.
Susan Walsh, deputy commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, said all seven of the state’s probable cases had “travel associations” with Mexico and California.
None of the seven patients was hospitalized, Walsh said. She declined to say where they are from, other than “across the state.” She also said none of New Jersey’s probable cases involved schools.
Schools in 14 states have shut their doors on more than 160,000 schoolchildren as the nation’s swine flu crisis enters its second week.
In total, more than 100 school systems have closed at least one school as the nation tries to stifle the spread of the disease. In Texas Wednesday night, officials announced that the entire Fort Worth school system would be closed through at least May 8 as a precaution, idling 80,000 children in 140 schools.
For now, the WHO’s breakdown of confirmed cases is: United States, 91, including one death; Mexico, 26, seven deaths; Canada, 13; Spain, 10; United Kingdom, five; Germany, three; New Zealand, three; Israel, two; Austria, one.
Peru and Switzerland reported their first cases late Wednesday and early Thursday, respectively — but they were not among the WHO’s official tally.
The WHO is also investigating possible swine flu cases: 11 in New Zealand, 2 in France; 1 in South Korea, and 1 in Switzerland.
Table of contents for Swine flu outbreak 2009
- Swine Flu Outbreak
- WHO Press Release on Swine Flu
- New Swine Flu Cases in Kansas
- Swine Flu Update – 04-26-2009
- Canada Has 6 Cases of Swine Flu
- CDC Briefing on Swine Flu for 4-26-2009
- Swine Flu Update: Early Morning 4-27-2009
- Swine Flu Found in Scotland
- WHO Declares Stage 4 Influenza Pandemic Alert
- New Swine Flu Cases in California
- Swine Flu Report – Early Morning 4-28-2009
- Military Flu Screening IDs Texas Swine Flu Cases
- Swine Flu – Midday 4-28-2009
- Swine Flu – Morning Update 4-29-2009
- 91 Swine Flu Cases in US
- Worldwide Swine Flu Cases from WHO 4-29-2009
- Suspected H1N1 Flu Case Reported at California Marine Base
- Swine Flu Pandemic Alert Level Raised to 5
- WHO Raises Pandemic Alert Level to 5
- Swine Flu Update – Early Morning 4-30-2009
- Swine Flu Involving Marines in California
- Swine Flu Cases in the U.S. 4-30-2009
- Swine Flu Cases in the United States May 2, 2009
- WHO Count of Swine Flu Cases
- U.S. Swine Flu Cases for May 1, 2009
- Mexican Swine Flu Testing Catching Up
- Worldwide Swine Flu Update 5-3-2009
- Swine Flu Update for the United States 5-03-2009
- Swine Flu in Texas
- Swine Flu in California
- Worlwide Swine Flu Update for May 4, 2009
- Worlwide Swine Flu Update for May 5, 2009
- Swine Flu Update for the United States May 6 2009
- Illinois Swine Flu Case Count Leaps
- US Swine Flu Case Count Up 45% May 5, 2009
- Swine Flu H1N1 Update for May 7, 2009
- United States Swine Flu – H1N1 Update for May 9 2009
- Worldwide Swine Flu Update for Early Morning May 11 2009
- United States Swine Flu H1N1 Update May 11 2009
- Swine Flu – H1N1 Update for May 13, 2009
- United States Swine Flu – H1N1 Update May 14 2009
- Swine Flu – H1N1 Update for the United States May 15 2009
- Colds and Influenza
- Swine Flu – H1N1 Update for the United States May 18 2009
- Swine Flu – H1N1 World Report May 19 2009
- Swine Flu – H1N1 in New York May 19 2009
- Swine Flu – Novel H1N1 Update for the United States May 20 2009
- Swine Flu – Novel H1N1 Weekend Summary May 23 2009
- Warning About Swine Flu – H1N1 May 23 2009
- Agencies Hide Swine Flu Cases
- Lost Swine Flu – H1N1 Cases in the United States
- Lost Swine Flu Cases for May 28 2009
- Novel H1N1 or Swine Flu Cases in the United States May 29 2009
- Swine Flu Weekend Update – United States May 30 2009
- Swine Flu or H1N1 in the United States – June 1 2009
- World Swine Flu – Novel H1N1 Cases for June 3 2009
- Swine Flu or H1N1 in the United States for June 3 2009
- World Swine Flu or H1N1 Cases June 5 2009
- Swine Flu or Novel H1N1 Cases in the United States June 5 2009
- Is Swine Flu or Novel H1N1 in Decline in the U.S.?
- New Orleans Mayor Nagin Quarantined In China
- Swine Flu or Novel H1N1 in the United States June 8 2009
- Why Public Health Agencies Lack Funds to Fight Swine Flu
- Pandemic Flu Announcement to Come on Wednesday
- Swine Flu or Novel H1N1 in the United States June 10 2009
- Pandemic! Swine Flu or Novel H1N1 Official Pandemic as of 6 pm GMT
- Swine Flu Parties
- How to prevent catching Swine Flu