Health officials from across the world are currently monitoring swine flu outbreaks that are causing quite the international health scare. Mexico, which appears to be the source of the outbreak, has been hit hard with over 80 deaths and several hundreds hospitalized. Now countries around the world are preparing to fight off any possible swine flu epidemic.
The map below shows areas that have been affected along with an interactive timeline. (click on the map and hit the timeline icon, little clock in the top right corner, to view the interactive timeline). Map updated with layer of ‘Possible Cases of Swine Influenza’ Tuesday, April 28th, 2009.
This map shows what certain countries around the world are doing to avoid the outbreak to spread throughout their country and the number of swine flu cases they have encountered. (link to the map in maker! is below the image)
This map shows the number of air traffic passengers between the US and Mexico during April of 2008. This map is important because several countries are finding that travelers to Mexico are returning back to their home country with possible swine flu symptoms.
How should we make sure that we do not catch the swine flu? It is easy to avoid if you take the right precautions. First, you will not get swine flu from consuming pork that is properly prepared. Swine Flu is a more prone to spread just like the spread of influenza itself. So to avoid this current outbreak be sure to wash your hands, avoid airports, and don’t plan on traveling to Mexico anytime soon.
We have updated and organized our Swine Flu Maps to a Dashboard which we hope will help keep the public more informed and up-to-date with the spread of the Swine Flu. Click Here to Visit the Swine Flu Dashboard
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