The UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office has lifted a ban on all but essential travel to Mexico following the outbreak of swine flu.
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According to the World Health Organization, on 10 May 2009, 29 countries have officially reported 4379 cases of influenza A(H1N1) infection. Mexico has reported 1,626 laboratory confirmed human cases of infection, including 45 deaths. The United States has reported 2,254 laboratory confirmed human cases, including two deaths. Canada has reported 280 laboratory confirmed human cases, including one death. Costa Rica has reported eight laboratory confirmed human cases, including one death.
According to the World Health Organization, 985 cases of H1N1 flu have now been officially reported across 20 countries. Mexico has seen 590 cases that have been confirmed by a laboratory, with 25 deaths; in the US, there have been 226 reported cases and one death. Canadian health officials have also confirmed 85 cases with no deaths, with a further four cases reported in other parts of the Americas. The UK's Health Protection Agency has confirmed 27 infections with no deaths, while Spain has 40 confirmed cases, none fatal.
Below is a summary of advice and warnings from various governments around the world, along with input from insurers, doctors and risk analysts about the swine flu outbreak that is currently spreading throughout certain parts of the world. All advisories were correct on 29 April 2009.