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Published May 02, 2009, 12:00 AM

The latest swine flu developments

Eight suspected cases were reported Friday in Minnesota. Wisconsin reports 14 probable cases.

  • Eight suspected cases were reported Friday in Minnesota. Wisconsin reports 14 probable cases. U.S. confirmed sickened, by state: 50 in New York; 28 in Texas; 17 in California; 16 in South Carolina; seven in New Jersey; six in Massachusetts; four each in Arizona and Delaware; three each in Indiana and Illinois; two each in Kansas, Colorado, Virginia, Michigan and Florida; and one each in Minnesota, Ohio, Connecticut, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska and Nevada.

  • Deaths: 15 confirmed in Mexico and one confirmed in U.S., a toddler from Mexico who died in Texas.

  • 592 confirmed sickened worldwide: 343 in Mexico; 155 in U.S.; 51 in Canada; 13 in both Spain and Britain; four each in Germany and New Zealand; two each in Israel and France; one each in Switzerland, Austria, China, Denmark and the Netherlands. Mexico is no longer releasing “suspected” numbers; the number of suspected cases was 2,498 before the tally was halted.

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the latest swine flu virus lacks the traits that made the

    1918 pandemic strain so deadly.

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