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Updates on H1N1 Flu Virus in Asia Pacific Region

In Uncategorized on June 15, 2009 at 7:00 am
H1N1 Flu is in control in Asia region

H1N1 Flu is well controlled in Asia region

As the World Health Organisation (WHO) has decided to raise the level of influenza pandemic alert from phase 5 to phase 6 recently, it would be best to know what the situation we have here in Asia. This H1N1 virus is contagious, spreading easily from one person to another, and from one country to another. And according to WHO, there are nearly 30,000 confirmed cases have been reported in 74 countries already.

Although many report confirmed that the Influenza A (H1N1) cases has continued to rise in Asia Pacific region, from the 29,669 cases of influenza A(H1N1) infection, including 145 deaths in 74 countries, below are the number of confirmed cases from Asia Pacific region that have officially reported.

Country            Cases               Deaths

Australia           1307                 0

China                188                   0

India                 9                      0

Japan               549                   0

South Korea      53                     0

Malaysia           5                      0

New Zealand     27                     0

Philippines        77                     0

Singapore         18                     0

Thailand            8                      0

Taiwan              36                     0

Vietnam            23                     0

*Data on 12 Jun 2009

With all above numbers still in concerns for everyone, the good news is that there were still no numbers of deaths from this disease within the region. All governances are now trying to take control over and be prepared to protect their citizens with policies to close down any risky areas with scanning any possibility ways of spreading. So, no worries if you’re planning to travel to Asia during this time, this region will still be a safe and welcomed place for everyone afterall.

For more information and updates on Influenza A (H1N1) in Asia, please visit the World Health Organisation (WHO ‘s website at