Talk:2009 swine flu outbreak by country/Archive 1

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The results for that 2 year old boy have come in. He doesn't have swine flu, there are no suspected cases, please change the color to gray. (talk) 20:16, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

Oh nevermind, forgot about the trondheim case. (talk) 20:18, 4 May 2009 (UTC)


Could someone who understands German please have a look at the Germany section? It is in very poor English right now and the sole reference in in German. magnius (talk) 16:38, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

This says that a guy and his sister may have been infected after he got back from a trip to Mexico. The two had normal flu symptoms—however, rapid tests showed that neither him nor his sister have A/H1N1. A spokesperson of the hospital said that she didn't know about a third person. By the way, Bielefeld isn't at the Dutch-German border. --Fabian Göttgens (talk) 17:06, 27 April 2009 (UTC)
Here is the section, if you edit it here I'll copy it back into the article Tim Vickers (talk) 17:09, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

In Germany is a suspect case, just at the border with The Netherlands.

The flu is in two men and a woman, who are in isolation in a hospital. They came back from a trip to Mexico and felt a bit feverish.[1]

Please update the numbers on Germany. The 3 cases mentioned in the initial source are confirmed negative influenza A - so it's not swine flu. Source:,1518,621426,00.html. (Headline says All-clear for suspicious swine flu cases). Btw, local hospitals have not seen any "third" person - there have been only two persons quarantained and tested. And the mentioned city, Bielefeld, is not on the German-Netherlands border, it's pretty much central. If you want to specify the localisation, I suggest "in the state of Northrhine-Westphalia". --hilmarwoy 20:58, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

As of April 27, there are three more suspected cases:,1518,621618,00.html -- (talk) 12:24, 28 April 2009 (UTC)


Brazil already adds up 4 suspects of the Swine Flu. Two are interned in Belo Horizonte with suspicion of swine flu. It rises for 4 persons interned in Brazil with suspicion of swine flu. A couple was interned by suspicion of swine flu in the Hospital of the Clinics of Belo Horizonte, in this Monday (27). According to the General office of Health of Minas Gerais, the couple had spent some days in Mexico and began to present the symptoms of the flu still in the aircraft, which landed during the dawn in the International Airport Tancredo Neves. The two will be subdued to examinations.

The first 2 suspected cases are no longer suspected cases - the pacients showed no signs flu. But yes, we can now talk of (only) 2 suspected in Minas Gerais (talk) 19:33, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

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4 - Source: —Preceding unsigned comment added by Rodfanaia (talkcontribs) 19:48, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

We should add Brazil to list with 2 possible cases. Marcosrom (talk) 20:19, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

Bosnia and Herzegovina's respone not notable?

From the article:

"Bosnia and Herzegovina

No immediate steps were taken by the government as the swine flu does not seem to be a problem for now. The government officials met in Sarajevo on April 26 and determined that it would not ban any imports of meat."

To me, this response doesn't seem notable for inclusion into the article. What does everyone else think? Cordovao (talk) 19:26, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

Agreed, removed. –Juliancolton | Talk 19:26, 27 April 2009 (UTC)
Thank you. I am also concerned this may not be notable:


Italy's agriculture lobby, Coldiretti, warned against panic reaction, noting that farmers lost hundreds of millions of euros due to consumer boycotts during the 2001 mad cow scare and the 2005 bird flu outbreak" Cordovao (talk) 19:39, 27 April 2009 (UTC)



All passengers arriving to the country from Mexico and United States must fill out a form to be located in case they show symptoms of flu according to an Epidemic Alert order issued by The Ministry of Health." Cordovao (talk) 19:48, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

I'm a bit more hesitant to remove that, as it includes actual info (rather than simply "Nothing has been done here"). –Juliancolton | Talk 19:50, 27 April 2009 (UTC)
Understood. Cordovao (talk) 19:57, 27 April 2009 (UTC)


The Portuguese Minister of Health released a written statement confirming that there aren't any cases in the country, that the security measures have been increased, some advices regarding travellers to the affected zones and remembering the 24-hour active phoneline from the Ministry (808 24 24 24) to those presenting symptoms. (portuguese) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Borgesj (talkcontribs) 21:43, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

All the tests came out negative, please remove Portugal from the list (Gomes89 (talk) 12:35, 2 May 2009 (UTC))

Addition necessary: Portuguese Health System reaction

Two women who arrived from Mexico to Lisbon on the 27th of April 2009 with flu-like symptoms are considered to possibly have Swine Flu. However, they have not been tested for the strain, and have been told, during a visit to the hospital, to stay home for 10 days.


"Ainda de acordo com o mesmo jornal, as portuguesas estiveram de férias em Puebla, a 190 quilómetros da Cidade do México e, no voo de regresso, fizeram escala nos Estados Unidos. Quando chegaram a Portugal, perante alguns sintomas de gripe e diarreia, telefonaram para a Linha Saúde 24 que as reencaminhou para o hospital, onde terão ido duas vezes mas sem serem submetidas a exames médicos específicos. Foi-lhe apenas dito para aguardarem dez dias em casa."

Sahbapasta (talk) 15:34, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

New Zealand

Recently after 22 students and 3 teachers from Rangitoto College (a High School in Auckland) returned from a tour in Mexico, New Zealand health officials have said "it was [is] likely ...

(This page is for discussion of the article. Not for huge chunks of copied news text. Deleted.Hawthorn (talk) 06:03, 4 May 2009 (UTC))

...has Confirmed New Zealander's have the symtoms, but after taking Tamiflu they become better within hours. John Key has moved NZ to Level Yellow on Monday 27 April, 2009. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Neben93 (talkcontribs) 00:02, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

Tony Ryall, health minister just confirmed it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:21, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

3 confirmed, likely that 11 will be soon. 43 possible... —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:30, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

New Zealand? No one has died there. Why is this even noteable? Wallie (talk) 12:59, 28 April 2009 (UTC)
Because New Zealand's location effectively changes the disease from an epidemic to a pandemic at least as far as the Pacific Theatere is concerned. Furthermore No one has died in anywhere but Mexico, but the response seems notable. --PigFlu Oink (talk) 13:02, 28 April 2009 (UTC)
In the last outbreak in 1918 of the flu, 8900 people died in New Zealand. There is no article about this. Sometimes I wonder about the balance in Wikipedia. Wallie (talk) 14:13, 28 April 2009 (UTC)
All this means is that no one has gotten around to writing about New Zealand in the 1918 flu... yet. rootology (C)(T) 14:18, 28 April 2009 (UTC)
I wouldn't hold my breath. I guess that people now think that this 2009 version is more important. It is quite sad really. Wallie (talk) 14:33, 28 April 2009 (UTC)
There is nothing sad about this. Is there any value to Wikipedia to your being so negative for no good reason? People write what they're interested in, or what's right in front of them. This is Human Nature 101 going back hundreds of years. When someone is interested in a red link that doesn't exist, they'll write it. It not existing today isn't a fault of any of us or "Wikipedia" or "Web 2.0" or any such thing. If you have something helpful to add to the creation and growth of this article, please help out. Otherwise, pages you have an interest in improving are --> that way. rootology (C)(T) 14:36, 28 April 2009 (UTC)
Can't see how to edit the table. NZ still has only 3 confirmed cases, not the 14 as some German source indicated. The others are only confirmed as Influenza A1, but this may change soon. rossnixon 11:43, 29 April 2009 (UTC)
OK, found how to edit table, here. Template:2009_swine_flu_outbreak_table rossnixon 11:58, 29 April 2009 (UTC)
Outbreak evolution in New Zealand:
  Confirmed cases
  Unconfirmed or suspected cases

New Zealand now has 4 confirmed cases. However no details have been provided about the new confirmed case other than that it is not one of the Rangitoto college group. The MOH has also stopped providing a geographic breakdown of the figures, so we don't know what geographic area the new confirmed case is in. Hence the map is now out of date as there may now be a confirmed case outside Auckland. Furthermore we have no way of updating it. We may be forced to consider deleting it.Hawthorn (talk) 09:09, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

Situation now worse with 5 confirmed cases. Map deleted from page. Included here in case someone wants to update/resurrect it.Hawthorn (talk) 05:55, 4 May 2009 (UTC)
Six confirmed cases now as of update 22. However we have more information. It looks like the confirmed cases are in Auckland and in Hawkes Bay, so there should be two red areas on the map. No info on where the probables and suspecteds are though, so we still don't know which areas to shade yellow. Hawthorn (talk) 10:55, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

Flu cases in Sweden turn out not to be swine influenza

Would some one edit the table? Here is my source: (in Swedish) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:21, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

The source is the 'Swedish Institute for Infections Disease Control' Google Translate Follows

Negative test results on suspected swine influenza Today, Monday April 27, the Infectious Diseases Institute analyzed three samples from suspected cases of swine flu, all with a negative result. Two samples analyzed during the day at Malmö General Hospital, MAS, has been negative. Three of the sampled individuals have visited Mexico (one woman in 29 years, two men of 52 and 65 years) and a U.S. person (69-year-old man). For the fifth person has SMI no information on visiting country or age.

--PigFlu Oink (talk) 20:25, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

-> So that reduces number of suspected cases in Sweden to zero. -- (talk) 20:32, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

->Besides the 5 mentioned, there is more test on the way. Source: Swedish gazette in swedish language

Case now confirmed. ThompsonSwe (talk) 19:28, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

Brazil: Belo Horizonte registers one more suspect of swine flu

A man was interned in the Hospital of the Clinics of Belo Horizonte, in this Monday (27), with suspect of swine flu. According to the General office of Health of Minas Gerais, he is not fitted inside the criteria of suspicion of the Ministry of Health.

In accordance with the General office, the boy passed by a clinical evaluation and did not present all the symptoms of the swine flu. He can have another disease and is going to take the exams for precaution.

The doctors also gathered material, which was directed to analysis. According to the hospital, the boy would have returned recently of the United States.

In the moment he is passing by examinations.


Other cases 

A couple also was interned by suspect of swine flu in the Hospital of the Clinics of Belo Horizonte, in this Monday (27).

According to the General office of Health of Minas Gerais, the couple had spent some days in Mexico and began to present the symptoms of the flu still in the aircraft, which landed during the dawn in the International Airport Tancredo Neves.

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Might anybody update and to add Brazil in the Cases by country? Thx !! --Rodfanaia (talk) 22:41, 27 April 2009 (UTC) Rodfanaia (talk) 22:33, 27 April 2009 (UTC)


The man arrived of Nova Iorque, in the United States, ten days ago. Firstly, he looked for service in a health center of the capital. The doctors of the unity dectaram possible signs of the pig flu and they directed, therefore, it to the HC.

The patient is interned in the same wing in which the couple is. The hospital is the only one of the state{condition} prepared to pay attention to this type of case. A filter obstructs the contamination of diseases for the air.

In accordance with the advisory body of press of the HC, three patients are being subdued to examinations and they will be interned until the diagnosis is given. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Rodfanaia (talkcontribs) 23:00, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

Brazil: 3 for 11 the suspect cases of swine flu..

The Ministry of Health, of the government, spread in the night of this Monday a note informing that it accompanies the level of health of 11 persons who came from the countries affected by the swine flu with the symptoms of the disease. In accordance with the organ, however, no case was confirmed till night of this Monday.

According to the organ, three cases are being investigated in Mines, two in the Rio de Janeiro, two in the Amazon, other two in the Rio grande do norte, one in Sao Paulo and the last thing in the Pará. The persons are being monitored by the respective state general offices of Health.

Source: --Rodfanaia (talk) 01:43, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

South Korea

South Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports one probable case up to today(Apr 28th). —Preceding unsigned comment added by Leedukh (talkcontribs) 08:08, 28 April 2009 (UTC)


Several suspected human swine flu cases in China —Preceding unsigned comment added by Intershark (talkcontribs) 08:45, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

Czech Republic

Just letting editors know that the Czech Rep has 0 in all categories in the table so either it is an error or it needs to be removed. Lachy123 (talk) 09:50, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

I think this is to reflect that the previously suspected case turned out not to be swine flu. But not sure --Replysixty (talk) 10:23, 28 April 2009 (UTC)


Still on map, not anymore in the table in the header... I know the Polish "possible case" seems more like panic (with slightly elevated temperature and not a real fever), but we should decide on one version. And either erase from map or put in table. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:38, 28 April 2009 (UTC)


Can anyone please update the map and add Brazil as a possible case? Here is the reference —Preceding unsigned comment added by Rodfanaia (talkcontribs) 23:39, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

Belo Horizonte - The mining capital registered the third suspect of Swine flu in this afternoon of Monday. After the admission of a couple that was passing honeymoon in Mexico and in Panama, the Hospital of the Doctors (HC) confirmed the entry of one more patient with symptoms of the disease. The man arrived of New York, in the United States, ten days ago. Firstly, he looked for service in a health center of the capital. The doctors of the unity detected possible signs of the Swine flu and, therefore, they directed it to the HC.

The patient is interned in the same wing in which the couple is. The hospital is the only one of the state prepared to pay attention to this type of case. A filter obstructs the contamination of diseases for the air. In accordance with the advisory body of press of the hospital, three patients are being subdued to examinations and they will be interned until the diagnosis is given.


Other cases

A couple also was interned by suspect of swine flu in the Hospital of the Clinics of Belo Horizonte, in this Monday (27).

According to the General office of Health of Minas Gerais, the couple had spent some days in Mexico and began to present the symptoms of the flu still in the aircraft, which landed during the dawn in the International Airport Tancredo Neves.

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Update Brazil map, Espírito Santo has a suspected case, citing official sources.

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About 21 mexicans workers isolated and Vitoria

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2 - -- (talk) 12:47, 29 April 2009 (UTC)


Why is Svalbard also highlighted? Has there been a suspected or confirmed case there? Alloverme (talk) 23:39, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

Because it's part of Norway, and Norway is highlighted? (you could ask why Alaska is highlighted too...) (talk) 09:27, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

South Korea

News says suspected infected person in South Korea seems to be cured. We will have to wait for more info then we can remove South Korea from the list.Kadrun (talk) 02:57, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

Technically it won't be removed but it will be updated to 0 with a source (so that we don't mistakenly re-add the same infected source back in later). Also we should start recording or attempting to record a 'total infected' estimates that include all persons who have recovered from the disease. --PigFlu Oink (talk) 03:00, 29 April 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, but for this case, the victim was only "suspected", so when this victim recovers, make sure not to include as "recovered"Kadrun (talk) 03:12, 29 April 2009 (UTC) (Korean) "이 환자의 경우 처음 증상도 일반 감기보다 약했다" -> the suspect's symptom was even weaker than normal cold Kadrun (talk) 04:45, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

There's strange person who insists on Dokudo. Does s/he consider Dokudo as independent country? I suspect irrelevant activism here. (YD) (talk) 13:38, 1 May 2009 (UTC)


American deaths are expected. --Sky Attacker (talk) 06:09, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

Saying that the flu kills is like saying that the sky is blue. No news here. Rmhermen (talk) 21:41, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

Map of Germany

The map of Germany is pointless at best and misleadingly alarmist at worst. There is one confirmed case in Nuremberg, with the result that all of Bavaria is now colored red on the map as if the entire state were somehow infected. I removed it, but it was restored without even the courtesy of an explanation in an edit summary. Thoughts? —Angr 09:23, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

It should remain red, there is one confirmed case, therefore it should be red. Consider the Canadian provinces, the larger of which are 3x the size of Germany, but they're colored red. Or the world map, where the US and Canada are the size of Europe, but they're colored red, while the entirety of Europe isn't. (talk) 12:09, 29 April 2009 (UTC)
My point was not that Bavaria shouldn't be colored red, but that the map shouldn't be there at all. But now I see there are similar maps for many other countries, so either they should all go or they should all stay. I still think all of them are misleading as both confirmed and unconfirmed cases are so sporadic (at least outside Mexico). It's not like it's spreading across communities of people in countries like Germany and Canada. —Angr 12:19, 29 April 2009 (UTC)
All of the maps are painted like that, per state not per city so I don't see the point of this complaint.--Avala (talk) 13:22, 29 April 2009 (UTC)


Israel has two confirmed cases and two *more* suspected, yet for some reason the table has only 2 suspected and 0 confirmed. (talk) 12:05, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

Patient Zero

Edgar Hernandez, 5yo boy, contracted from Smithfield Farms (Smithfield Foods) pigfarm in Veracruz, Mexico (state), according to CNN, Sanjay Gupta. (aired 9am EDT 29 April 2009 CE) (talk) 13:07, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

No that is not what that report stated. There is so far no indication of any swine anywhere having this virus. Rmhermen (talk) 21:38, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

North American map

H1N1 North America Map.svg

There's a North American map available: image:H1N1 North America Map.svg (talk) 14:20, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

this map has the map of Mexico wrong according to official Mexican Government figures, which states only 4 states in Mexico have AH1N1 confirmed deaths. source:[1] -AMAPO (talk) 05:13, 4 May 2009 (UTC)
It's been needing an update. (talk) 05:38, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

Australia Map

H1N1 Australia Map.svg

There are unconfirmed cases in Queensland and Western Australia yet the map does not indicate that. I would be happy to rectify this if someone could please tell me which software to use. SVG files don't load in GIMP.

Flaviusvulso (talk) 00:40, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

Australia now has two confirmed cases. --AtlanticDeep (talk) 01:57, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

The file is a .svg file and can be edited with a text editor to change the colours, it is not binary. But the line was too long for vi. I used sed but it stuffed the last line. The colour for suspected is #ffa900, for the grey bits it is set to rgb(185, 185, 185) Graeme Bartlett (talk) 07:27, 1 May 2009 (UTC)


I've added India to the table, someone please do the needful and make a section. talk 00:56, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

Since both the WHO and the Indian Ministry of Health have both made official statements that India does not have suspected H1N1 cases, why is India listed as having suspected cases? --Aumnamahashiva (talk) 20:04, 30 April 2009 (UTC)


Peru has confirmed its first swine flu's case. look the link (Spanish)

I added 1 confirmed and 3 suspected to Template:2009 swine flu outbreak table. Reference: -M.Nelson (talk) 01:15, 30 April 2009 (UTC)
Done. Map still needs to be updated. -M.Nelson (talk) 01:38, 30 April 2009 (UTC)
Done. CB...(ö) 03:26, 30 April 2009 (UTC)


Looks like they are looking at three cases that might be swine flu. Hardly surprising considering that Belize borders Mexico. Worth mentioning on this article yet? Sabine's Sunbird talk 03:05, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

South America map

H1N1 South America Map.svg

There's a South America map available. File:H1N1 South America Map.svg (talk) 04:41, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

File:Swine Flu map NZ.PNG

Swine Flu map NZ.PNG

File:Swine Flu map NZ.PNG has been nominated for speedy deletion. (talk) 05:19, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

The map was reuploaded and is again up for speedy deletion. (talk) 07:26, 1 May 2009 (UTC)
The map is now out of date. There is at least one more red area as there is a confirmed case in Hawkes bay. A detailed geographic breakdown of NZ cases is no longer provided by the MOH so there is no way to update the map.Hawthorn (talk) 21:49, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

Is it necessary

Palau, P. New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga, etc. Who cares about those little countries? --Maru-Spanish (talk) 15:09, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

The encylopedia does. --PigFlu Oink (talk) 15:11, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

Yes I do but thank those small countries, the page is slower. --Maru-Spanish (talk) 15:19, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

I care about them, because they are my neighbours. I don't care about the US, Canada, France or the Bahamas, because they are far away. See how this works? We ensure comprehensive coverage by not succumbing to our biases and interests and instead covering the entirety of what there s to cover. Sabine's Sunbird talk 19:39, 30 April 2009 (UTC)
I don't care about Sabine because he don't live near me.... but since he contributes to WP I hope hes doing ok :). --PigFlu Oink (talk) 19:42, 30 April 2009 (UTC)


On the main page for the outbreak, it states Canada's total confirmed cases is 27 (up from 19), but the link to the source only states 19. Can anyone verify it has actually increased to 27? Zoonosis (talk) 20:02, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

No its 32 here --PigFlu Oink (talk) 20:38, 30 April 2009 (UTC)


The People's Republic of China now has a suspected case according to Google Maps. [2] -download | sign! 01:35, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

File:CDC MMWR M8d0430a2f.gif

File:CDC MMWR M8d0430a2f.gif exists, it is similar to File:CDC MMWR m8d0428a2f.gif (talk) 07:46, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

The new image applies to Mexico, the old one applies to USA. (talk) 11:36, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

French wikipedia version


fr:Épidémie de grippe porcine H1N1 par pays

please add

[[fr:Épidémie de grippe porcine H1N1 par pays]] (talk) 07:52, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

YesY Done.--Amore Mio (talk) 08:02, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

Map location


Please move the world map back to the top, on the right side. It does not display properly when the browser windows are of a certain width. It only works well on wide (full screen, high res ) browser settings, or very narrow settings. (talk) 07:58, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

Unprotected Semiprotection was dropped. Celestra (talk) 14:46, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

World map


Please also restore the legend to the map that used to be attached to it. (talk) 08:49, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

Unprotected Semiprotection was dropped. Celestra (talk) 14:47, 1 May 2009 (UTC)


There's a new map available, Image:H1N1 Romania Map.svg. (talk) 09:02, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

Apparently there's a JPEG version showing one area coloured in as a suspected case area... (File:Romania map arad.JPG) (talk) 12:17, 1 May 2009 (UTC)


Three mores suspected cases in Lithuania. A family of three. One memeber returned from USA 22.4. Source is in Estonian language. Feel free to update the tables if You know. (talk) 18:58, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

Human-to-human transfer

Should the table in this article and the 2009 swine flu outbreak not now have a column showing human-to-human transfer? This is more of an indicator of the outbreak than holidaymakers returning home. Countries where this is happening are announcing it.--ML5 (talk) 19:39, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

We looked at that on the US State table, the numbers would be almost impossible to verify and more often than not are OR. For Human to Human: if you want to know, take the total and subtract 1, the kid who touched the pig. --PigFlu Oink (talk) 19:43, 1 May 2009 (UTC)


False alarms and hysteria?

As of today (2. May 09), the Singaporean Health Ministry has informed all students at university that they must take thermometer measurements prior to entering exam halls from now on and are not permitted to enter if high. As students are not able to re-take any exam under any circumstances here, this means that they would have to fail that particular exam. - I know this is not really headline news, but I just felt like sharing the madness that the hysteria has caused around the world. There are no reported cases or probable cases in Singapore so far. Just thinking about thousands of students taking exams, I bet at least a few will have higher temperatures, and that they have to go through all this nonsense is just ridiculous. - In fact, knowing this country this is one of the typical measures taken to create fear in order for the citizens to rally around 'the' party in protection.

Any thoughts on mentioning something about the side-effects to all this hysteria? Unnecessary slaughtering of 300,000 pigs in Egypt and the like. (apparently they belonged mostly to Coptic Christians.) Or look at the number of possible cases in the UK - skyrocketing out of angst. This could all turn into a classical case of ringing the fire alarm when there is no fire. - And next time no one will believe it (and more to the point, if this virus mutates by the next season, public response will be lower).

  • update: This measure applies to all facilities run by the Education Ministry and on top of this all students in the entire country are 'required' to submit a temperature measurement on a daily basis. —Preceding unsigned comment added 08:20, 2 May 2009 (UTC)

New Map

There's a new map, found on the spanish Wikipedia: File:AH1N1 Mexico Map.svg (talk) 07:36, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

This map is wrong according to official Mexican Government figures source:[3] -AMAPO (talk) 05:11, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

Italy map

Someone who knows how to edit svg files should update the Italy map. There's a confirmed case in Tuscany, and the yellow (suspected cases) should be changed tho the kind of yellow used in other maps. Thanks (ArnoldPlaton (talk) 08:50, 3 May 2009 (UTC))

Hong Kong and China

it's seen that Hong Kong's case has been treated as the first case of China although hong kong is under PRC's rule, should we separate it from the map? Naughtyzzz (talk) 17:00, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

Absolutely, till now it is still not Mainland China's business. Colouring the Mainland China is a misleading --Ryusakura (talk) 19:25, 4 May 2009 (UTC)


1. Can we make a separate article for Thailand akin to Mexico, US, UK and Spain. If this is not necessary can we please reduce the size of the section.

2. Thailand so far as a sum total of 2 suspected cases. No one has died, no one has been confirmed of having it. Why then is this section growing and growing each time I come back. Someone is adding every tiny little bit of excruciating detail that is totally unnecessary.

3. The sections on France (4 confirmed), Germany (9 confirmed) Denmark, Austria, Ireland and Netherlands all have one confirmed case - added together all of those sections are still shorter than that of Thailand which has zero. Can we therefore delete most of the Thailand section, or if someone is adamant about keeping it then create a separate article for it.

I was not going to push for this, but as I have noticed that it has been expanded regularly it needs some cleaning up done to. Sections need to be kept in proportion. --Lexxus2010 (talk) 06:00, 5 May 2009 (UTC)

Name of the page.

An administrator: Please rename this article to 2009 N1H1 outbreak by country, because of its official name, and have the swine flu outbreak redirect to the new page. It is unfair for the animals and the families of the pig farmers. If you could do that that would be wonderful. (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 02:22, 6 May 2009 (UTC).

H1N1 I'm sorry. (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 02:24, 6 May 2009 (UTC).
Discussion on this topic are taking place (repeatidly) on the main page. If consensus is achived there, changes will be made to subpages as well. --PigFlu Oink (talk) 02:26, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

Europe map

Maybe we should remove the Europe map since people ceased to update it about a week ago? --Cessator (talk) 15:17, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

Japan Finally got people with comfired infection

Today on the news, they announced that they had three people returning from canada with confirmed infection, —Preceding unsigned comment added by Alocaluser (talkcontribs) 21:56, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

Costa Rica

Can someone upload a separate map for Costa Rica (preferably in Commons)? File:San Jose in Costa Rica.svg is the province of San Jose map. If someone accidentally updates this, it would be bad, since it will not be the SJ province map. The easy thing to do would be just to map a copy and rename it (ie. commons:File:Costa Rica H1N1.png (talk) 06:34, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

It now exists as: File:H1N1 Costa Rica Mapa.png (talk) 04:36, 11 May 2009 (UTC)


Kudos to whoever made the graph! Have there been that many deaths when looking at the right? It would be important to label the axes. Awesome graph!!! So much for things levelling off...what a crock of B.S.! Looks more exponential to me.

WriterHound (talk) 20:17, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

auto-generated content and external links suggestions.

I didn't know wiki covers current events and was impressed by amount of stuff here. Are there general means to auto-generate this type of content harvest from machine or even human readable sources? Also, the NCBI has a sequence library,

and these guys have some good resources, not sure of opps to coordinate,

and personal interest looking for coding opportunities for dealing with infectious diseases :) Nerdseeksblonde (talk) 20:25, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

North America map

can someone add Greenland to the map of North America? It's a part of the continent. (talk) 03:47, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

New Map? File:H1N1 map by confirmed cases.svg

H1N1 map by confirmed cases.svg

There's a new map available... File:H1N1 map by confirmed cases.svg (talk) 22:38, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

New US map

H1N1 USA Map by confirmed cases.svg

The US has a new map like the new world map... File:H1N1 USA Map by confirmed cases.svg (talk) 04:53, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

United Kingdom

The section #United Kingdom should be shrunk. There's already an article for it, so there's no need to list every case update in this article. (talk) 12:01, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

Link on pink world map

The first link at the bottom of the "pink" world map on this page should be changed or deleted. It points to an old Google map that is no longer being updated. Dbpeizr (talk) 06:38, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

Central America and the Caribbean

I am reversing one more time the inclusion of this region within North America. First, such change should have been discussed here before editing, I as requested in my previous rv. Furthermore:

  • Nowhere in the list it says countries are organized by continents. Countries are organized by regions, and Central America and the Caribbean are one of such regions, widely used by international organizations.
  • The article has a worldwide view, therefore if the definition of continents is different by language and regions (see Number of continents]) it is better to organized the countries by regions to avoid the different interpretations.
  • As explained in the link above, in most countries in Latin America the Americas are divided in three sub-continents, North, Central, and South America.

Would the editors be so kind to continue the discussion here before putting Central America back into North America.--Mariordo (talk) 13:54, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

  • See also the box with the different subdivisions regarding the Americas.--Mariordo (talk) 14:16, 17 May 2009 (UTC)
    • And I am reversing it yet again. Per North America and its many referenced citations, the inclusion of Central America and the Caribbean in the North American continent is common in English; what other languages may include or exclude from the continent is irrelevant in this, an article in the English Wikipedia. Even the United Nations indicates this (also in French): "The continent of North America (003) comprises Northern America (021), Caribbean (029), and Central America (013)." To do otherwise places undue weight on relatively uncommon notions in English, against Wikipedia's neutral point-of-view policy. That is not to say that other perspectives are not appreciated, but they must be put in perspective: all the articles you've linked to indicate essentially the same thing regarding content (e.g., the lead of the 'continent' article). And, actually, the article indicates upfront that the countries are organized alphabetically by continents/regions. You are not a consensus. So, stop trying to push your viewpoint down our throats, and await a consensus before reverting again. Bosonic dressing (talk) 14:58, 17 May 2009 (UTC)
        • As well, the continent/region text was added largely to accommodate for the region of Oceania, which includes the continent of Australia and other Pacific islands. (Oceania is not usually considered a continent in English.) Bosonic dressing (talk) 15:28, 17 May 2009 (UTC)
      • Could you be more polite and civilized? You are the one who did the change without providing justification and did not answer my request to discuss it here. Please follow Wiki etiquette and wait for other opinions before rv based only on your opinion. Did you notice the heading says continent/region? (I did not include "region" by the way). I will follow proper etiquette, so I will wait for others to have a saying.--Mariordo (talk) 15:08, 17 May 2009 (UTC)
        • Actually, I did provide a justification in my initial edit summary: "in English, Central America is usu. a region of North America & definitely not a continent in any language", which you seemed content to diminish through your revert. Like, why should such a change have been discussed on the talk page first? It is not controversial, based on aforementioned reasons. And, of course I know about the 'continent/region' reference: with that edit, I added it. I have since expanded on this talk page with commentary. Frankly, if you wish to be treated with more civility, you should not have reverted based only on your opinion. Of course, if a consensus of opinion asserts otherwise, I will re-evaluate. But, until then, the current arrangement will hold. Bosonic dressing (talk) 15:20, 17 May 2009 (UTC)
          • Summarizing my point. As with Oceania, it is better to keep the original organization of the countries by region and not by country, since there is no universal definition of the continents across languages and across countries. This option avoids controversy or different interpretations.--Mariordo (talk) 16:34, 17 May 2009 (UTC)
            • Well, there shouldn't be any issue with the list's current organisation, then. And to clarify: I am not advocating for subdividing the countries in Oceania into its constituent regions (Australasia, Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia), though of course that is an option. Bosonic dressing (talk) 05:22, 18 May 2009 (UTC)


Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina.png

The Spanish wikipedia is using this image for Argentina - File:Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina.png. Can someone make a copy and upload it to commons or here as an H1N1 map? The current map on es:wikipedia is a provincial map, and if updated, would no longer represent its primary use. (talk) 10:55, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

H1N1 Argentina Map.svg
--VrysxyFlag of California.svg ¡Californication! 07:38, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

More articles

There are are 4 articles in the Spanish wikipedia for the Swine flu outbreak in Argentina, Colombia and Japan, maybe some one can translate those articles into English. --VrysxyFlag of California.svg ¡Californication! 23:07, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

There is also one for Galicia on the Galego Wikipedia, one for Hong Kong on the Chinese Wikipedia. And on the French Wikipedia, there are articles for France and Switzerland... (talk) 05:43, 18 May 2009 (UTC)
There is a similar translation request at the French Wikipedia: (in French) ... (talk) 06:38, 18 May 2009 (UTC)
The Japanese wikipedia also has an article on Japan... ja:日本における2009年新型インフルエンザ (talk) 08:28, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, and i forgot to mention, the one ine Panama, i think those are the most important right now (Japan and Panama).--VrysxyFlag of California.svg ¡Californication! 05:48, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

I think the Hong Kong one is pretty important since it compares the response to that of SARS which also more or less began with international notice of Hong Kong. (talk) 05:50, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

Btw, i created the maps of Japan and Panama too, maybe someone can post them here, i just dont have time, ive been busy in the Spanish wiki. --VrysxyFlag of California.svg ¡Californication! 06:23, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

Already done, images have been added to this article. Perhaps you can make a map for Argentina too? The Spanish Wikipedia is using a provincial map instead of a disease map. (talk) 06:37, 18 May 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, i was planning to do a map for Argentina, Chile and Portugal in svg format too. Maybe tonight.--VrysxyFlag of California.svg ¡Californication! 08:47, 18 May 2009 (UTC)
Chile already has a map... File:Chile Swine Flu.PNG and Portugal... File:Portugal Swine Flu Map 2009.png and Galicia... File:AH1N1 in Galicia.png ; though all three are PNG format. (talk) 12:51, 18 May 2009 (UTC)
At the Japanese Wikipedia, there's a different map... ja:ファイル:ButaInfuru Japan large.png (talk) 06:57, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

The Chinese Wikipedia also uses a breakout template for the table of states in their Mexico article: zh:模板:2009年墨西哥甲型H1N1流感疫情 (talk) 08:06, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

Another article for Chile, in the Spanish wiki, if you want to translate it. --VrysxyFlag of California.svg ¡Californication! 06:00, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

Mexico new map

H1N1 Mexico map by confirmed cases.svg

A new map of Mexico has been made... (talk) 04:30, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

Hong Kong (talk) 05:04, 19 May 2009 (UTC)


Selling out of surgical masks in Japan

There's an impact image for Japan available... File:Advertisement of Drugstore in Hyogo Japan at Swine Flu.jpg (talk) 05:08, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

Where's Turkey?

Well, I miss further information about the turkish cases in the list... Liberty Valence (talk) 11:58, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

Turkey is STILL missing! Could PLEASE someone edit? Liberty Valence (talk) 09:37, 20 May 2009 (UTC)


There are two versions of the map... (talk) 04:03, 21 May 2009 (UTC)


The Peruvian map is incorrect, the virus have been confirmed in Lima Province, which is the metropolitan area of Lima, the map currently have in red the Lima Region where no cases are confirmed or suspected. Also one of the confirmed cases is in the Arequipa Region. (talk) 06:17, 21 May 2009 (UTC)

Transmission Rates Chart Disappeared

Please put that section back in the chart. It was VERY helpful. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:58, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

Japan map File:H1N1_Japan_Map.svg

The Japan map File:H1N1_Japan_Map.svg (the second version) is incorrect, and this map should be removed. No domestic infection case has been confirmed in Tokyo. This map is now questioned also at Japanese Wikipedia, mainly because Tokyo is categorized mistakenly. Drawing area-grouping maps for certain countries (like this one) may be a good idea, but such a map should not be used at least until it becomes well-verifiable. What is the source for Tokyo? The problem as to this map is not where Narita Airport is located (exactly not in Tokyo, though). I think port-quarantined (i.e. non-domestic) cases are to be excluded from such an area-grouping map. If included, wrong information can be read from the map as if an outbreak had been confirmed in a certain area, only because an international airport is located there. --Dumpty-Humpty (talk) 02:58, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

Couldn't someone from the Japanese Wikipedia have updated it to correct for errors? (ie. What Wikipedia Is) (talk) 03:42, 19 May 2009 (UTC)
I see no reason to exclude quarantined cases, since other countries include these cases in their maps. And non-Domestic cases are also included in those maps, so why should Japan be special? The first death in the US was non-domestic, yet the US got colored black. The cases in Hong Kong began as non-domestic, yet it was colored red. (talk) 03:48, 19 May 2009 (UTC)
Exactly, i did the map, and it was in fact at Narita Airpot, if you see an error you can update it by yourself and stop complaining for no reasons. --VrysxyFlag of California.svg ¡Californication! 05:57, 19 May 2009 (UTC)
Hi. Please note that Narita International Airport (a.k.a. New Tokyo International Airport) is located in Chiba prefecture, NOT in Tokyo metropolitan prefecture. Actually no infected patients found in Tokyo for now. I don't know if or not sates (or prefectures) just having quarantine station at international airport where infection case confirmed are colored red in those for other countries such as the United Sates, but at least the current image having Tokyo in red is obviously wrong. And unfortunately, I don't have a good paint tool to fix it. --Penn Station (talk) 06:24, 19 May 2009 (UTC)
I wish I could fix it, but my paint tool seems not good for the job. Please be sure not to overlook the difference between coloring by governments (as examples shown by and categorizing local districts in one country like Japan with a non-federal government. As a result of nation-run quarantine, Japan became a country whose government confirmed infection cases, and Japan in a world map can be colored as so; but it's of no use coloring a district in Japan because of the quarantined cases: they were not detected by Narita City, and they do not mean that a person in Narita City was confirmed infected. On the other hand, the cases of Kobe City, for example, are the cases of persons in the city, and were detected by the city and were confirmed by the government of Japan as domestic cases. I see no reason to mix up quarantined cases with domestic ones in categorizing municipalities in Japan. --Dumpty-Humpty (talk) 06:59, 19 May 2009 (UTC)
So sorry for the hasty and aggressive comments by a troubled person in ja. I updated the correct version of the image. Japanese ministry, however, is now treating port-quarantined cases, which are not spreading in town, and domestic cases differently; it is "Japan-POV", in other word. Although both cases may treat as same later, we Japanese now need the alternative image. So I uploaded both images from worldwide- and Japan-POV. Thanks. --Y tambe (talk) 07:05, 19 May 2009 (UTC)
Well, I admit my speech here was not always well-refined because I hoped another opinion would come soon on this point. I don't know if it's a global trend to treat quarantined cases and domestic ones equally, but I also think it may be a Japanese point of view to treat the two differently, as Y tambe stated. Thanks all for your opinions. --Dumpty-Humpty (talk) 09:20, 19 May 2009 (UTC)
The map has been fixed and the one that i will be updating will be the first one.--Californication! (talk) 14:10, 19 May 2009 (UTC)
That's good enough. I will update the other one for a while, maybe until either Japanese ministry would change their policy or, unfortunately, the flu would spread to Chiba pref. FYI, one patient was confirmed in Shiga Prefecture.[4] And I ask you to consider the color of Awaji Island to be changed in your next update. It is a part of Hyogo, though there are no patient confirmed in the island (so the color would not be changed in ja version). Use your judgement, please. Thanks. --Y tambe (talk) 02:52, 20 May 2009 (UTC)
On 22 May I've got a tool to handle SVG file; just now I colored Kyoto Prefecture as it got confirmed cases (source), and Awaji Island because Hyogo Prefecture did. Shiga had already been colored as so. (Awaji Island is not treated separately, according to the Japanese text description saying this map shows categorization of prefectures.) -- With regards, Dumpty-Humpty (talk) 02:17, 22 May 2009 (UTC)
P.S. Awaji coloring was undone; I modified Japanese description so that an island can be treated separately.
I will copy this section into commons:File talk:H1N1 Japan Map.svg. Thanks. --Dumpty-Humpty (talk) 05:17, 22 May 2009 (UTC)


Found on the Japanese Wikipedia. (talk) 13:37, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

Number of suspected cases that are NEGATIVE

The one thing I see missing from the table that would give a ratio indication of the transmission rate of the virus now, is a column to report on the number of suspected cases that are reported to be NEGATIVE. The table over time, depicts the change in status to the number of cases that are postive.

Further, the number of suspected cases that are reported fluctuates a lot more than the confirmed cases. Right now that only shows one side of the story as suspected cases may be removed because it some are erroneous, not becuase it was confirmed negative. So perhaps report the erroneous number as well, if not here on another page. It is vital to understand how many suspected and investigated cases are reporting NEGATIVE. This may obviously be very hard to do as bad news is discovered and spread more than news that does not shock, but reduces the expectation of the event. Prehaps Google Flu Trends can help.

This page is BRILLIANT, it is a fairly accrurate (as fairly can be) and vital number representation of the past week, this can not be found anywhere else. The version history will be (painful) but valuable for someone if the wanted to try to estimated the doubling time of the suspects and confirmed case. That is an important figure. For people and not only Google, to be trending the future, we need to think of the value that this massive community of people can make in realtime, to assiting us to get an informed overview of the current state and future evolution. To ALL technical people out there humanity has a virus and we have no patch, it has spread to multiple subnets and it is spreading within these subnets, it has spread from a subnet to another. AND we are NOT shutting down the gateways. If it does not stop naturely than we have a pandemic already. The network has a virus.

What is the infection ratio, what is the transmission rate, these are not the most important things. These numbers will represent the change, either way, decrease or increase. Someone that knows wikipedia better than I would know if that was possible to do or not.


23:52, 1 May 2009 (UTC)


File:H1N1 Norte América Veracruz.svg
Outbreak evolution in North America:
  Confirmed cases
  Unconfirmed or suspected cases
  Veracruz, suspected source of outbreak
H1N1 North America Map.svg

06:38, 16 May 2009 (UTC)


There's a Philippines map available... File:Ph swineflumap.png (talk) 13:25, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

A second map has shown up... File:Ph swineflumap.png (talk) 12:23, 24 May 2009 (UTC)


If no one registers an objection, I'm going to seriously trim the UK section. It is exceedingly long for something that already has its own subarticle. The US or Mexico, both more greatly affected do not suffer from excessive section length. (talk) 12:22, 24 May 2009 (UTC)

Templates for deletion nomination of Template:2009 swine flu outbreak table

Nuvola apps important.svgTemplate:2009 swine flu outbreak table has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for Deletion page. Thank you. Barnaby dawson (talk) 16:49, 24 May 2009 (UTC)

UK maps (talk) 21:44, 24 May 2009 (UTC)


More impact images (talk) 02:53, 24 May 2009 (UTC)

And another one. (talk) 07:58, 25 May 2009 (UTC)


File:Caution of Swine flu.IMGP6166.JPG

There's a reaction image for Estonia available... (talk) 02:20, 25 May 2009 (UTC)


Someone seems to have removed the Europe map... File:H1N1 Europe Map.svg (talk) 05:46, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

Someone added a different map instead of updating the old one... File:Swine flu Europe Map.png. This now breaks the images across multiple languages, since they use the other image. (talk) 04:52, 23 May 2009 (UTC)
There's also a duplicate available on commons of that dupe... File:Swine flu Europe map.png... which will break more updating linkages, when people get around to updating things. (talk) 05:11, 23 May 2009 (UTC)
Okay, "Swine flu Europe Map.png" has been speedily deleted as a dupe. (talk) 06:01, 23 May 2009 (UTC)
Can someone update the SVG map? (talk) 11:25, 27 May 2009 (UTC)
It should be up to date now Notelitten (talk) 12:53, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

A new map has shown up... File:H1N1 Europe Map by confirmed cases.svg. (talk) 14:55, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

Affected Countries?!?

I think we should delete from the list the countries that hasn't report a confirmed case, because as the title says: "Affected countries" and countries that had reported suspected cases aren't affected. Maybe at the end of the list we could me another section that says: Suspected cases or something like that. Or we could change the name of the section. What do you think?

21:54, 26 May 2009 (UTC)

Australia maps (talk) 10:37, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

If no one has any objections, I'll going to make Australia look like Canada, Mexico and the US, with two maps. (talk) 11:16, 27 May 2009 (UTC)


Outbreak evolution in Romania:

Romania needs an update... there's not a confirmed case there. (talk) 14:08, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

It has been updated, and shown on the page. Notelitten (talk) 14:55, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

Germany have 20,rendertext=8505826.html

Location: Northrhine, Düsseldorf, both at the airport.

Person 19: Kid, girl, 2years, came from Miami with mother at tuesday evening

Person 20: citizen of Norway, man, 22years, very ill: fever 40 degress celsius, came from NY at wednesday morning

Greetings from german wiki chris (talk) 21:20, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

Person 16,17 and 18 are a family.

Parents, came from NY, infected her 6 years old daughter in germany. chris

Europe maps

The SVG version requires an update for Slovakia... (talk) 10:32, 28 May 2009 (UTC)

Updated Notelitten (talk) 15:46, 29 May 2009 (UTC)


Perhaps it's time to build a number of confirmed cases Spain map, like exists for Europe by country (pink map) ? (talk) 11:34, 28 May 2009 (UTC)

File:H1N1 map by confirmed cases.svg

Hello, there is a discussion on extending the legend to 5000+ and 50000+ confirmed cases, please see: en:Talk:2009_swine_flu_outbreak#H1N1_map_by_confirmed_cases.svg (talk) 11:37, 28 May 2009 (UTC)

Extending it to 50 000 is most likely not very much needed at this time I suppose, seeing only two countries have more than 5000 cases, and the chance of any of them reaching 50000+ before the end of next month is not very high, I do not see the need to revolutionize the whole map by adding a new color. If we need to change all the colors to fit in a new one, I am not so sure wether it is a good move at the current time. Notelitten (talk) 20:40, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

Philippines (talk) 05:44, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

South America

Perhaps it's time to create a number of confirmed cases map for South America... everything is almost a uniform color now. (talk) 06:35, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

Outbreak evolution in South America:
  500+ cases
  50+ cases
  5+ cases
  1+ cases
The evolution map by confirmed cases in South America has been made and will be added to the article. Notelitten (talk) 09:52, 30 May 2009 (UTC)
Looks nice... (talk) 15:57, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

Or perhaps it should be switched with a first-level administrative divisions map, like the North American map... (talk) 06:57, 30 May 2009 (UTC)


Outbreak evolution in Italy

Can someone update the Italy map? (talk) 10:22, 28 May 2009 (UTC)

The map has been updated according to the information found under the #italy section in the 2009 swineflu outbreak article, as I only found information about two regions being infected, I have only updated these two. Notelitten (talk) 02:13, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

- I've found a list of infected regions in Italy up to the 27th May. Hope it's of use to someone. I don't really have the time or the no-how to update the map, but hope someone else can! Alexdeangelis86 (talk) 13:02, 01 June 2009 (UTC)

File:H1N1 North America Map.svg

The North American map is missing Greenland. As Iceland, Canada, USA and Denmark all have swine flu, Greenland could conceivably get cases as well. Since Greenland is part of North America, it should appear in gray on this map. (talk) 11:45, 28 May 2009 (UTC)

Do keep in mind that Greenland actually is a separate country, and is considered to be a member of Europe, even though it geographically is a part of North America. I think it should be considered a country, and hence its cases should be individual.

In 1979, Denmark granted home rule to Greenland, with a relationship described by the Rigsfællesskabet, and in 2008 Greenland voted to become a separate country within the Kingdom of Denmark, effective June 2009. -- Greenland article

Notelitten (talk) 14:45, 30 May 2009 (UTC)
It is geographically part of North America, and should appear on the North American map. It is part of NORAD (North American Air Defense Command) with a NORAD base. Its nearest neighbour is Canada. Keep in mind that France has overseas territories in North America as well... St.Pierre-et-Miquelon. That does not change the fact that those islands are part of North America, just as Greenland is, even though politically, they are enjoined to Europe. French Guiana is also politically part of Europe, but it appears on the map of South America. And as for a "separate country"... Mexico, the USA, and Canada are also separate countries, they are not one country, so I don't see what point you're trying to make about that. (talk) 15:52, 30 May 2009 (UTC)
A blank exists... File:North America second level political division 2 and Greenland.svg70.29.208.129 (talk) 12:26, 31 May 2009 (UTC)
I see what you are saying, and I have added Greenland to the North American map. Notelitten (talk) 15:40, 31 May 2009 (UTC)
Thanks. (talk) 23:43, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

File:H1N1 map by total cases.svg

H1N1 map by total cases.svg

A new map has appeared... (talk) 21:30, 29 May 2009 (UTC)


Casos de gripe A (H1N1) en Argentina por semana.png

An Argentine image has shown up... File:Casos de gripe A (H1N1) en Argentina por semana.png. (talk) 06:29, 31 May 2009 (UTC)


H1N1 Nicaragua Map.svg

There's a Nicaragua map available File:H1N1 Nicaragua Map.svg... but we don't have a Nicaragua section... (talk) 07:32, 2 June 2009 (UTC)

Then translate the Nicaraguan section from the Spanish Wikipedia, or maybe some one can do it :D.--Vrysxy! (talk) 00:34, 3 June 2009 (UTC)

North America

Should a confirmed cases map be made for North America, like Europe and South America do? If one is made, it should incorporate Greenland in the mapped area (even though it has no confirmed cases at the moment. It is still part of North America). 07:57, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

The updated North America map now contains Greenland, so if a confirmed cases map is made, it should also contain Greenland. If someone is looking for the blank, it is at File:North America second level political division 2 and Greenland.svg (talk) 23:45, 31 May 2009 (UTC)
I will do it tomorrow ;)--Vrysxy! (talk) 07:17, 2 June 2009 (UTC)
Done, here is the map. --Vrysxy! (talk) 19:49, 4 June 2009 (UTC)
Thanks. (talk) 08:04, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

Asia confirmed cases map

File:SWINE Flue in Asia.PNG
File:SWINE Flue in Asia.PNG
  100+ confirmed cases
  30+ confirmed cases
  20+ confirmed cases
  10+ confirmed cases
  1+ confirmed cases

I think the scale needs adjusting. For one thing "red" as 30+ looks out of place, for another, 20+ and 30+ seems too close together. I suggest using the standard key (1+/5+/50+/500+/5000+) or the magnitude modified key (1+/10+/100+/1000+) or the 5x key (1+/5+/20+/100+/500+/2000+/10000+) or the doubling key (1+/5+/10+/20+/50+/100+/200+/500+/1000+/2000+/5000+/10000+) (talk) 11:57, 2 June 2009 (UTC)


There are 5 swine flu cases in romania currently. Could someone update the main page?

Cantacuziono Institute representatives declared on Monday that there were two more cases of swine flu in Romania: a 28 year-old woman, who recently returned from New York, and her mother.

The patients are in a good physical shape for the moment, according to the doctors. They started an epidemiologic investigation to find out who else has been in contact with the two women.

There are five confirmed cases of swine flu infections in Romania. The newest two are not related with the first three. The first swine flu case from Romania was announced on May 27. A 30 year-old woman, also returned from New York, was tested positive for AH1N1 virus. Several hours later, two members of her family were diagnosed with swine flu. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:09, 2 June 2009 (UTC)


First case reported in Nicaragua here is the reference in Spanish.--Vrysxy! (talk) 21:26, 2 June 2009 (UTC)