Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

Anticipating the debate

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Abubakar Shekau says he is still leading Boko Haram

Read more

THE DEBATE

Peace at last? Colombia, FARC rebels sign historic peace accord (part 1)

Read more

THE DEBATE

Peace at last? Colombia, FARC rebels sign historic peace accord (part 2)

Read more

ENCORE!

Music show: Mykki Blanco, Van Morrison & The Weeknd’s duo with Daft Punk

Read more

FOCUS

FRANCE 24 exclusive: The last stand for Libya’s Oil Crescent

Read more

TALKING EUROPE

Greece’s minister of tourism: ‘Tourism is a government priority’

Read more

TALKING EUROPE

Terrorism, strike actions and migrant crisis: Is the EU becoming less attractive to tourists?

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Moody's cuts Turkey's credit rating to junk

Read more

Americas

US health officials say cases doubled, due to better detection

Latest update : 2009-05-11

US health authorities say the number of confirmed cases of swine flu in the country has almost doubled, to 1,639 in 43 states. They emphasise, however, that the increase does not mean the epidemic is worsening but that detection is improving.

AFP - US health authorities Friday said the number of confirmed cases of swine flu around the country had almost doubled to 1,639 in 43 US states, but gave reassurances that the epidemic was not speeding up.
   
Deputy director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dave Daigle, said he expects to find confirmed cases of A(H1N1) in all 50 states.
   
And as more places were now able to test for the virus, Daigle added: "We do expect to see the numbers climbing."
   
 But, he said, the jump, "does not reflect a speed up of the epidemic."
 

Date created : 2009-05-08

COMMENT(S)