India reports 4 new cases of swine flu Friday, Jun 12 2009 

New Delhi: India has confirmed four new cases of swine flu, including the first in the popular tourist resort of Goa, bringing the country’s total to 15, the Health Ministry said on Thursday. Three of the patients arrived recently from the United States and the other from Britain, the ministry said.

A 41-year-old male who arrived in Goa from London last week reported to health authorities two days later with a fever and was found to have contracted the virus, it said in a statement. Authorities said they are tracking down passengers who were in close contact with those who tested positive for the disease.

On Thursday, the World Health Organization officially declared a swine flu pandemic, the first global flu epidemic in 41 years. A day earlier it said 74 countries had reported more than 27,700 cases of swine flu, including 141 deaths.

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Swine flu can affect a third of the world Thursday, May 14 2009 

A UK-based research has claimed that a third of the world’s population could be infected with swine flu by the end of the year. Researchers say swine flu has “full pandemic potential”, spreading readily between people and is likely to go global in the next six to nine months. The number of laboratory-confirmed swine flu cases has reached 5,251 in some 30 countries around the world, with 61 having died from the disease, the World Health Organization has confirmed.

Swine flu: mapping the outbreak Tuesday, May 12 2009 

The pandemic alert status remains at five. Almost all infections outside of Mexico have been mild and only a handful of patients have needed hospital treatment.Cases have now been confirmed in 30 countries around the world, but the illness has caused deaths in only four – Mexico, the United States, Canada and Costa Rica.
This map is being updated regularly.