Twenty possible swine flu cases have been identified in Miami-Dade County, health officials said Wednesday. But it could be several days before the test results come back.
In Barbados, Minister of Health Donville Inniss also confirmed that at least two local samples had been sent off to the Caribbean Epidemiology Centre (CAREC) in Trinidad and Tobago to be tested for the virus after an increased number of people with flu-like symptoms began seeking medical attention.
Update: Carib Daily, 5/1/2009 - No confirmation of swine flu cases
THERE were no confirmed cases of swine flu in Barbados as of yesterday afternoon, but Government was still awaiting the results of tests on samples sent to Trinidad.
A commenter on this blog, Hantez, tipped me off to this website: swine-flu-tracker.com
So far, Florida, the West Indies, Africa and Asia are in the clear. South America has a few cases, but Mexico and the US have problems.
BFP is tracking the flu! BREAKING: Swine Flu Pandemic Imminent - World Health Organisation Declares Level 5 of 6