Swine Flu on the Map
As of April 24, 2009, Swine Flu has been found in at least 7 states and Mexico. The Swine Flu cases in the United States have yet to be fatal. In New York City, there have been at least 8 infections, and the state of Texas has 2 confirmed as well. California and Kansas also have confirmed cases of Swine Flu. The Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organizations expect confirmed cases to rise, and the map will be updated as individual states confirm more cases of Swine Flu.
The CDC is not recommending surgical face masks to date for residents of the United States, however the same measures that have been recommended for the avian flu, such as avian flu masks are recommended for the swine flu as well. The N95 face mask is currently the best low cost effective surgical face mask available.