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WHO Phase of pandemic alert : 6 as of 11 Jun 09 GMT+8
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Summary of events in 2009 and 2010, Swine Flu, Influenza A(H1N1)

On 24th Apr 2009 (GMT), the World Health Organisation (WHO) put out an alert on a Influenza-like illness in the United States and Mexico. The United States Government reported seven confirmed human cases of Swine Influenza A/H1N1 in the USA.

On 25th Apr 2009 (GMT), in the 2nd update on the swine flu illness, the Director-General declared the event a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

Daily updates followed, with WHO advising no restriction of regular travel or closure of borders. The number of laboratory confirmed cases climbed.

On 28th Apr 2009, 5AM (GMT+8), The WHO alert system was raised from Phase 3 to Phase 4. Phase 4 is characterized by verified human-to-human transmission of an animal or human-animal influenza reassortant virus able to cause "community-level outbreaks".

In Singapore, the Disease Outbreak Response System (DORSCON) was raised to "Alert Yellow", from "Alert Green" on 29th April 09 (GMT+8).

Alert Yellow
* Inefficient human-to-human transmission. Requires sustained close contact.
* Small clusters of cases may occur.
* Isolated imported cases may occur but there is no sustained local transmission.
* Healthcare worker/ institutions response - staff in high risk areas (Emergency Depts, ICUs, Triage stations) in PPE
* Public response - GREEN measures (hygiene measures, mask wearing, social responsibility) + contact particulars recorded when visiting hospitals & clinics.

On 30th Apr 2009 4:06AM (GMT+8): The WHO Phase of pandemic alert was raised from Phase 4 to Phase 5. Phase 5 is characterized by human-to-human spread of the virus into at least two countries in one WHO region.

30 Apr 09 (GMT+8): Singapore MOH followed, raising its DORSCON to "Alert Orange". At this time, there were no confirmed cases in Singapore.

Alert Orange
* More efficient human-to-human transmission. Virus not fully transmissible. Requires close contact.
* Larger clusters of cases in Singapore.
* Healthcare worker/ institutions response - All areas with patient contact : staff in PPE
* Public response - YELLOW measures + No visitors to hospitals
o Encourage temperature taking at schools and non healthcare establishments
o Consider closure of schools and suspension of public gatherings and events

3 May 2009 0600 (GMT), 17 countries have officially reported 787 cases of confirmed infection.

On 12th Feb 2010 (GMT+8), Ministry of Health, Singapore, moved its alert level to Green.

Following is information which was last updated in 22 Jun 2009
Laboratory-confirmed cases of new influenza A(H1N1) as officially reported to WHO by States Parties to the International Health Regulations (2005)

Country Cumulative total as of 16 Jun 2009 SST   Newly confirmed (from last report )  
  Cases Deaths Cases Deaths
Argentina 343 0   0   0  
Australia 1823 0   516 0  
Austria 7 0   0   0  
Bahamas 1 0   0   0  
Bahrain 1 0   0   0  
Barbados 3 0   0   0  
Belgium 17 0   3 0  
Bolivia 7 0   2 0  
Brazil 54 0   2 0  
Bulgaria 2 0   0   0  
Canada 2978 4 0   0  
Cayman Islands, UKOT 2 0   0   0  
Chile 1694 2 0   0  
China 318 0   130 0  
Colombia 42 1 7 0  
Costa Rica 104 1 0   0  
Cuba 6 0   0   0  
Cyprus 1 0   0   0  
Czech Republic 4 0   0   0  
Denmark 12 0   1 0  
Dominica 1 0   0   0  
Dominican Republic 93 1 2 0  
Ecuador 80 0   13 0  
Egypt 18 0   8 0  
El Salvador 95 0   26 0  
Estonia 4 0   0   0  
Finland 4 0   0   0  
France 80 0   7 0  
Germany 170 0   75 0  
Greece 19 0   12 0  
Guatemala 119 1 45 0  
Honduras 89 0   0   0  
Hungary 4 0   0   0  
Iceland 4 0   0   0  
India 16 0   7 0  
Ireland 12 0   0   0  
Israel 117 0   49 0  
Italy 67 0   11 0  
Jamaica 11 0   0   0  
Japan 605 0   56 0  
Korea, Republic of 65 0   12 0  
Kuwait 18 0   0   0  
Lebanon 8 0   0   0  
Luxembourg 1 0   0   0  
Malaysia 5 0   0   0  
Mexico 6241 108 0   0  
Morocco 1 0   1 0  
Netherlands 61 0   26 0  
New Zealand 86 0   59 0  
Nicaragua 56 0   0   0  
Norway 13 0   0   0  
Panama 272 0   51 0  
Paraguay 25 0   0   0  
Peru 91 0   12 0  
Philippines 77 0   0   0  
Poland 7 0   0   0  
Portugal 3 0   1 0  
Romania 13 0   2 0  
Russia 3 0   0   0  
Saudi Arabia 11 0   10 0  
Singapore 47 0   29 0  
Slovakia 3 0   0   0  
Spain 488 0   0   0  
Sweden 32 0   13 0  
Switzerland 22 0   2 0  
Thailand 29 0   21 0  
Trinidad and Tobago 5 0   1 0  
Turkey 10 0   0   0  
Ukraine 1 0   0   0  
United Arab Emirates 1 0   0   0  
United Kingdom 1226 0   404 0  
United States of America 17855 45 4638 18
Uruguay 36 0   0   0  
Venezuela 25 0   0   0  
Viet Nam 25 0   2 0  
West Bank and Gaza Strip 2 0   2 0  
Grand Total 35928 163 6259 18

Cumulative and new figures are subject to revision

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Last update: 22 Jun 09 1:31am (SST) UTC+8

*following time stamps based on time in the reports, not time added to this page


As of 21 Jun 09 SST there were 142 reported human cases of Influenza A (H1N1) aka swine flu in Singapore.
ref: www.moh.gov.sg (site checked 22 Jun 09 1:31am UTC+8)

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