Swine Flu Outbreak Map

27 April 2009

CDC Swine Flu Update

Swine Flu website last updated April 27, 2009 1300 ET

U.S. Human Cases of Swine Flu Infection
(As of April 27, 2009 1300 ET)

State # of laboratory confirmed cases

CA 7 cases
KS 2 cases
NY 28 cases
OH 1 case
TX 2 cases
TOTAL COUNT 40 cases


CDC activated its Emergency Operations Center to coordinate the agency's response to this emerging health threat and yesterday the Secretary of the Department Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, declared a public health emergency in the United States. This will allow funds to be released to support the public health response. CDC's goals during this public health emergency are to reduce transmission and illness severity, and provide information to assist health care providers, public health officials and the public in addressing the challenges posed by this newly identified influenza virus.

To this end, CDC has issued a number of interim guidance documents in the past 24 hours. In addition, CDC's Division of the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) is releasing one-quarter of its antiviral drugs, personal protective equipment, and respiratory protection devices to help states respond to the outbreak.

Laboratory testing has found the swine influenza A (H1N1) virus susceptible to the prescription antiviral drugs oseltamivir and zanamivir. This is a rapidly evolving situation and CDC will provide updated guidance and new information as it becomes available.

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