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H1N1 Swine Flu Map April 26, 2009 1:04 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Environment, Health, Touchy Subjects
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UPDATE! The maps are now being updated at http://flutracker.rhizalabs.com/ and the embedded maps below are no longer being updated.

Remember, wash your hands frequently. Avoid public places until this passes. What will you buy in preparation for the swine flu? Be sure to follow djuggler on Twitter.


View H1N1 Swine Flu in a larger map


View H1N1 Swine Flu in a larger map

Map Legend: Pink markers are suspected cases, Purple markers are confirmed cases, if there is no black dot someone has died, yellow markers indicate tests came back negative. Map created by Niman of Biomedical Research in Pittsburgh, PA USA.

See also: HealthMap – Global disease alert map. Mashable explains how to track swine flu online.

Update: US declares public health emergency for swine flu

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. declared a public health emergency Sunday to deal with the emerging new swine flu, much like the government does to prepare for approaching hurricanes. [Source, CourierPress/Associated Press]

Update: U.S. prepares for possible swine flu epidemic as global cases rise

(CNN) — The United States stepped up preparations for a possible swine flu epidemic, and Canada confirmed its first cases on Sunday as researchers worked to determine how contagious the virus could be. [Source, CNN Health]

Update: Swine flu: Twitter’s power to misinform
Update: Another map which actually shows the number for each area affected. The data is by The Guardian and looks to be lagging behind Niman who just really seems to be on top of it.
Update 27Apr2009: Swine Flu in Mexico Linked to Poorly Managed Factory Farms

Investigations now reveal that the swine flu epidemic that began in Mexico and spread worldwide is probably connected to pollution caused by unsanitary pig breeding farms in the region. [Source, ecoworldly, Swine Flu in Mexico Linked to Poorly Managed Factory Farms]

Update 28APR2009: Swine flu creates controversy on Twitter (I don’t agree with the tone of this article. To me it sounds like John D. Sutter doesn’t get Twitter.)
CNN has a map!

The World Health Organization on Monday raised its pandemic alert … from level three to level four on the WHO’s six-level threat scale means the world body has determined the virus is capable of significant human-to-human transmission — a major step toward a flu pandemic [Source, CNN, WHO raises pandemic alert level; more swine flu cases feared]

Update: Obama Seeks to Ease Fears on Swine Flu – "the president said there was ‘not a cause for alarm.’"
Swine Flu in Mexico- Timeline of Events
The dirty farm in Mexico which is the apparent source of the flu is 50% owned by American company Smithfield.
Update: Sebastian blogs from Mexico.
Update: Interesting sickness tracker based upon Twitter references: Knoxville, Nashville, and USA. Thanks to Michael Silence and Ben Cunningham of Taxing TN for the link.
New York City Health Commissioner Thomas Frieden reports many hundreds of school children sick with suspected cases of Swine Flu.
Update: Cuba closes borders to travel from Mexico. Swine Flu
Update: First person in Mexico with Swine Flu identified.

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1. Eric Hellings - April 26, 2009

I think I have it too. I live in New Jersey and I have no idea how I got it. I have all the symptoms and I usually don’t get sick too often.

2. Jerry - April 26, 2009

Here are some other swine flu maps too.
http://healthmap.org/en/
http://phloem.org/swineflu/
http://www.pigflumap.com/

3. Doug McCaughan - April 26, 2009

Eric Hellings- You may just have a regular flu. Drink plenty of clear liquids and see your doctor in the morning. Hope you get to feeling better soon!

Jerry- Thanks for the links!

4. sharon mccaughan - April 27, 2009

Share http://www.henrythehands.com with your children and friends.

5. Sophiedog - April 30, 2009

This map hasn’t been updated since Tuesday. I’ve been tracking the map daily and it is exactly the same over the past few days… and I know that the virus has definitely spread quite a bit since then.

6. Doug McCaughan - April 30, 2009

Hello Sophiedog! Map created by Niman of Biomedical Research in Pittsburgh, PA USA. I’ll see if I can contact him and either offer to help get it updated or I’ll look into finding/creating a different map.

Thanks!
Doug


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