Within a week of first outbreak, the Swine Flu virus has killed 160 people and at least nine countries have been affected. While the web is buzzing up with Swine Flu related news and updates, I found a Google map that is being updated to keep track of the Swine Flu outbreak.
You can check this map out here.
About the map
This map depicts confirmed and suspected cases of Swine Flu with source links. You may need to have a look at the map legend to understand it properly.
What is Swine Flu?
Swine flu is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza viruses that causes regular outbreaks in pigs. People do not normally get swine flu, but human infections can and do happen. Swine flu viruses have been reported to spread from person-to-person, but in the past, this transmission was limited and not sustained beyond three people.
For more details and Do’s and Don’ts on Swine Flu visit Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC)’s site.
If you wish to follow CDC’s emergency updates on twitter, here is the link.
(Image credits: Google map)