Key swine flu developments Sunday


• Deaths: 103, all in Mexico. 22 confirmed as swine flu.

• Sickened: 1,614 in Mexico, suspected or confirmed; 20 confirmed in United States; six confirmed in Canada; 13 suspected in New Zealand; seven suspected in Spain; one suspected in France; one suspected in Israel; one suspected in Brazil.

• Locations in Mexico: 17 states, including Mexico City, Mexico State, Veracruz, Oaxaca, Baja California and San Luis Potosi. Some, including Oaxaca, Mexico City and Baja California, have tourist areas, but authorities have not said where in those states the outbreaks occurred.

• Locations in United States: Eight in New York, seven in California, two in Kansas, two in Texas and one in Ohio.

• Safety measures in Mexico: In Mexico City, surgical masks have been given to subway passengers, public events canceled, schools and public venues closed and church services postponed. President Felipe Calderon has assumed new powers to isolate infected people. The World Bank is providing Mexico with more than $200 million in loans to help with the outbreak.

• Safety measures in United States: Roughly 12 million doses of Tamiflu are being moved from federal stockpile to be delivered to states. Travelers at border are asked about travel to flu-stricken areas. A school in New York where eight cases were confirmed is closed today and Tuesday. A school in Fair Oaks, Calif., is closed until at least Thursday as officials investigate possible infection of a seventh grader, and 14 schools are closed in Texas.

• Safety measures worldwide: Airports are screening travelers from Mexico and the United States for flu symptoms. China, Russia, Taiwan and Bolivia plan to put anyone with symptoms under quarantine. Hong Kong and South Korea warn against travel to Mexico City and three provinces. Italy, Poland and Venezuela advised citizens to postpone travel to affected areas of Mexico and the United States.

 

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