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Did you know yesterday there were 1639 cases of swine flu confirmed? Look inside for how many today!

U.S. Human Cases of H1N1 Flu Infection
(As of May 9, 2009, 11:00 AM ET) States* Laboratory
cases Deaths
Alabama 4
Arizona 182
California 171
Colorado 41
Connecticut 14
Delaware 44
Florida 43
Georgia 3
Hawaii 6
Idaho 1
Illinois 421
Indiana 39
Iowa 43
Kansas 12
Kentucky** 3
Louisiana 9
Maine 4
Maryland 23
Massachusetts 89
Michigan 103
Minnesota 1
Missouri 10
Nebraska 13
Nevada 9
New Hampshire 4
New Jersey 7
New Mexico 30
New York 190
North Carolina 7
Ohio 12
Oklahoma 4
Oregon 15
Pennsylvania 10
Rhode Island 7
South Carolina 42
South Dakota 1
Tennessee 46
Texas 110 2
Utah 60
Vermont 1
Virginia 16 Answer Question


Asked by Anonymous at 12:01 PM on May. 9, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (12)

  • Washington 83
    Washington, D.C. 4
    Wisconsin 317
    TOTAL*(44) 2254 cases 2 deaths

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:02 PM on May. 9, 2009

  • See, its not the amount of cases, its the amount of deaths. And 2, IMO, is not something to be worried about.

    Answer by CarolynBarnett at 12:07 PM on May. 9, 2009

  • You still haven't told us how many of those are already over it and healthy again. Of course the number is going to go up, you never subtract the ones who don't have it anymore. I know for a fact 2 of the 39 Indiana cases are, because they are both local and the news has said so. They don't even bother talking about the other 37.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 12:08 PM on May. 9, 2009

  • Because who is over it doesn't matter. It is how many they spread it to before they were diagnosed. We have yet to see what this virus will do in the fall.
    As the cases mount, deaths will too, that is just a matter of statistics. These so far are probably the cases that have been sitting there waiting to be "confirmed". We don't really know where we are yet. This is still very much a health crisis, even if it isn't as bad on you physically.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:17 PM on May. 9, 2009

  • OMG

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:25 PM on May. 9, 2009

  • Pleaseeeeee My brother here in Coloraod has it. He contacted at his job out at the airport. You treat it no different than the regular flu bug. Lots of fluids, rest, broth and antibiotics. Once his fever broke he was doing better.

    Just the regular flu virus takes 1000's of peoples lives each year. People need to stop panicing and learn what to do and follow their doc's advice.

    Answer by kscmbz at 12:30 PM on May. 9, 2009

  • Because who is over it doesn't matter.

    I'd say it matters very much, I'm sure they would too, because it means they are NOT dead.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 12:44 PM on May. 9, 2009

  • No, it doesn't matter. Because if they were dead, we would be informed and the death number would be higher. They would still be counted as confirmed cases but also listed as dead. So far, it isn't difficult to do the subraction. And just because a person is "over it" does not really mean anything. Many people get "over" chickenpox, yet still get shingles later on. So what if any ramifications will this flu have? I don't agree with over reacting, but I do agree with being aware. I will continue to be aware as should we all.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:56 PM on May. 9, 2009

  • The death rate of this flu is SO low, it's hardly worth mentioning. Both deaths were people with compromised immune systems. I feel for their families.

    The fact that this flu is spreading doesn't mean much. Flu spreads every year. The people who have recovered appear to be recovering fully.

    Answer by mancosmomma at 1:07 PM on May. 9, 2009


    Answer by Anonymous at 7:16 PM on May. 10, 2009

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