Swine Flu kills 522 in U.S. – 71 in Canada
522 people have died in the United States so far from pandemic Swine Flu while Canada is reporting a total of 71 deaths.
A new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control says 7,983 people have been hospitalized since the outbreak of the novel virus.
Canadian health authorities report four new deaths from the virus since Aug. 18. The federal health ministry reported a total of 71 people have died so far in Canada.
Quebec had three new deaths reported and the province now has a Swine Flu death toll of 25. Ontario has 22 deaths. The latest report did not show a figure for hospitalizations.
In Brazil, Swine Flu has killed 368 people, according to the ministry of health. The state of Sao Paulo leads with 151 deaths followed by Parana with 81.
Brazil said more than 50 per cent of the people who died had complicating factors such as pregnancy, respiratory illness or immune system disorders.