June 16 (Reuters) - Qatar announced on Tuesday two cases of the H1N1 flu virus in two children who arrived from the United States and Austria, the first cases in the small Gulf Arab country.
Jordan also identified its first two cases of the H1N1 flu virus, a health official said on Tuesday.
Scottish health officials said a patient with the disease had died on Sunday, just days after the World Health Organisation (WHO) labelled the outbreak a global pandemic.
The WHO declared an influenza pandemic last Thursday and advised governments to prepare for a long-term battle against the virus.
Here are some details about the spread of the new H1N1 flu, a mixture of swine, bird and human viruses, which has killed 165 people and infected over 37,000, according to the World Health Organisation's latest tallies.
DEATH TOLL: 165
CONFIRMED CASES: The number of confirmed cases of H1N1 is now at least 37,214 in 78 countries. The World Health Organisation includes Taiwan and Hong Kong in China for its country tally.
COUNTRIES WORST AFFECTED:
MEXICO 108 6,241*
UNITED STATES 45 17,855***
CANADA 4 2,978
CHILE 2 2,335**
BRITAIN 1 1,320****
ARGENTINA 1 733++
GUATEMALA 1 119
COSTA RICA 1 104
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 1 93
COLOMBIA 1 42
AUSTRALIA 0 1,965+
JAPAN 0 621
SPAIN 0 488
NOTE: * = Mexico Ministry of Health figures
** = Chilean health authorities.
*** = U.S. authorities estimate more than 100,000 cases; confirmed cases are only a sampling.
**** = British Health Protection Agency figures
+ = Australian government.
++ = Argentina's health ministry.
Sources: Reuters/WHO. WHO figures sometimes lag local confirmations covered by Reuters.
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