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Table 4 WHO/Argus 1 st date of confirmed 2009 H1N1 case by country

From: Event-based internet biosurveillance: relation to epidemiological observation

Country count Country Argus Date of 1st confirmed 2009 H1N1 case (2009) WHO Date of 1st confirmed 2009 H1N1 case (2009) Delta Argus Date compared to WHO (Argus date minus WHO date) URL identified by Argusa
1 Argentina May 8 May 9 1 http://www.surenio.com.ar/index.php?s=ARgmunqs$$diarios/veo$W082qf5qrwtk2y8siekftf
2 Australia May 9 May 9 0 http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/first-swine-flu-case-confirmed-in-qld-20090509-aybo.html
3 Austria Apr 29 Apr 29 0 http://www.oe24.at/oesterreich/chronik/oberoesterreich/Zwei_neue_Verdachtsfaelle_in_Oe_0457579.ece
4b Bahamas [Jun 3] Jun 1 [−2] http://www.caribbeannetnews.com/bahamas/bahamas.php?news_id=16857&start=0&category_id=25
5 Bahrain May 26 May 27 1 http://www.almotamar.net/news/70382.htm
6 Belgium May 13 May 15 2 http://www.7sur7.be/7s7/fr/1502/Belgique/article/detail/853113/2009/05/13/Un-cas-de-grippe-mexicaine-confirm-en-Belgique.dhtml
7 Bolivia May 29 Jun 1 3 http://www.lostiempos.com/diario/actualidad/tragaluz/20090529/alerta-en-el-pais-por-dos-casos-positivos-de-gripe_11560_18658.html
8 Brazil May 8 May 8 0 http://oglobo.globo.com/economia/mat/2009/05/08/saude-confirma-primeiros-4-casos-de-gripe-suina-no-brasil-755767939.asp
9 Canada Apr 26 Apr 27 1 http://www.theprovince.com/Health/Vancouver+have+swine+after+trip+Mexico/1536270/story.html
10 Chile May 15 May 18 3 http://www.emol.com/noticias/nacional/detalle/detallenoticias.asp?idnoticia=358197
11 China May 11 May 11 0 http://news.yninfo.com/china/gdxw/200905/t20090511_803749.htm
12 Colombia May 3 May 4 1 http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/World/Colombia-confirms-1st-swine-flu-case/articleshow/4479277.cms
13 Costa Rica Apr 28 May 2 4 http://www.nacion.com/ln_ee/2009/abril/28/pais1948097.html
14 Cuba May 12 May 13 1 http://www.cubaencuentro.com/es/cuba/noticias/el-gobierno-confirma-el-primer-caso-en-un-estudiante-mexicano-177458#comment
15 Cyprus May 30 Jun 1 2 http://www.europapress.es/internacional/noticia-gripe-chipre-confirma-primer-caso-nueva-gripe-20090530181929.html
16 Czech Republic May 26 May 29 3 http://www.ceskenoviny.cz/praseci-chripka/zpravy/v-cr-se-objevil-prvni-pripad-nove-chripky/378741
17 Denmark May 1 May 1 0 http://nyhederne.tv2.dk/article.php/id-22072069.html
18 Dominican Republic May 27 May 29 2 http://www.almomento.net/news/127/ARTICLE/34416/2009-05-27.html
19 Ecuador May 15 May 16 1 http://www.lefigaro.fr/flash-actu/2009/05/15/01011-20090515FILWWW00494-grippe-a-1er-cas-en-equateur.php
20b Egypt May 18,    http://www.almesryoon.com/ShowDetails.asp?NewID=64086&Page=1
   [Jun 2] [Jun 3] 16,1 http://www.alyoum7.com/News.asp?NewsID=104988
21 El Salvador May 4 May 4 0 http://www.diariocolatino.com/es/20090504/nacionales/66409/
22 Estonia May 29 Jun 1 3 http://rus.postimees.ee/?id=125606
23 Finland May 12 May 14 2 http://www.thl.fi/sv_SE/web/sv/meddelande?id=13260
24 France May 1 May 2 1 http://www.leparisien.fr/societe/exclusif-polemique-sur-le-premier-cas-avere-de-grippe-a-en-france-01-05-2009-498603.php
25 Germany May 1 May 1 0 http://www.sueddeutsche.de/wissen/526/467104/text/
26 Greece May 18 May 20 2 http://www.madata.gr/index.php/diafora/health/36135.html
27 Guatemala May 6 May 6 0 http://www.laprensa.com.ni/archivo/2009/mayo/05/noticias/ultimahora/325718.shtml
28 Honduras May 22 May 25 3 http://www.latribuna.hn/news/45/ARTICLE/64704/2009-05-22.html
29 Hong Kong May 1 May 1 0 http://home.kyodo.co.jp/modules/fstStory/index.php?storyid=436705
30 Hungary May 29 Jun 1 3 http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/LT682796.htm
31 Iceland May 24 May 25 1 http://www.visir.is
32 India May 12 May 17 5 http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-04/28/content_11271565.htm
33 Ireland May 3 May 3 0 http://c.moreover.com/click/here.pl?r1957191313
34 Israel Apr 28 Apr 28 0 http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1239710811758&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FPrinter
35 Italy May 2 May 3 1 http://www.almanar.com.lb/NewsSite/NewsDetails.aspx?id=84034&language=en
36 Jamaica May 31 Jun 1 1 http://flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=107518
37 Japan May 9 May 9 0 http://story.malaysiasun.com/index.php/ct/9/cid/ed68ecccb9e5520c/id/24299905/
38 Kuwait May 24 May 25 1 http://www.7days.ae/storydetails.php?id=78470&title=Swine%20flu%20confirmed%20in%20Gulf
39 Malaysia May 15 May 17 2 http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/5/15/apworld/20090515144227&sec=apworld
40 Mexico Apr 24 Apr 24 0 http://www.oem.com.mx/elsoldetampico/notas/n1136513.htm
41 Netherlands Apr 30 Apr 30 0 http://www.radionetherlands.nl/news/zijlijn/6280929/Netherlands-reports-first-case-of-Mexican-flu
42 New Zealand Apr 28 Apr 28 0 http://www.rosbalt.ru/2009/04/28/636894.html
43 Norway May 10 May 11 1 http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking%2BNews/World/Story/STIStory_374853.html
44 Panama May 8 May 9 1 http://www.interfax.ru/news.asp?id=78749
45 Paraguay May 29 Jun 1 3 http://podii.com.ua/world/2009/05/29/144209.html
46 Peru May 15 May 16 1 http://www.huaralenlinea.com/noticias/se-confirmo-el-primer-caso-de-gripe-ah1n1-en-el-peru/
47 Philippines May 21 May 22 1 http://www.gmanews.tv/story/162338/RP-confirms-first-case-of-A(H1N1)-flu-virus-infection
48 Poland May 6 May 7 1 http://fakty.interia.pl/news/swinska-grypa-na-podkarpaciu,1302142?source=rss
49 Portugal May 4 May 4 0 http://diariodigital.sapo.pt/news.asp?section_id=62&id_news=386022
50 Romania May 27 May 29 2 http://www.infox.ru/03/body/2009/05/27/Svinoy_gripp_tyepyer.phtml
51 Russia May 22 May 23 1 http://medportal.ru/mednovosti/news/2009/05/22/gripp/
52 Singapore May 27 May 27 0 http://www.moh.gov.sg/mohcorp/pressreleases.aspx?id=21914
53 Slovakia May 28 May 29 1 http://www.zzz.sk/?clanok=6408
54 South Korea May 2 May 3 1 http://c.moreover.com/click/here.pl?r1955932337
55 Spain Apr 27 Apr 27 0 http://www.leparisien.fr/societe/espagne-premier-cas-de-grippe-porcine-en-europe-27-04-2009-494039.php
56 Sweden May 6 May 6 0 http://www.smittskyddsinstitutet.se/presstjanst/pressmeddelanden-och-pressinbjudningar/2009/det-forsta-bekraftade-fallet-i-sverige-av-den-nya-influensan/
57 Switzerland Apr 30 Apr 30 0 http://www.lematin.ch/actu/suisse/premier-cas-avere-suisse-115951
58 Thailand May 12 May 13 1 http://www.thailandoutlook.tv/toc/ViewData.aspx?DataID=1014540
59 Turkey May 15 May 17 2 http://news.bakililar.az/news_svinoy_qripp_dobralsya_22165.html
60b United Arab Emirates May 25 [June 8] [14] http://www.tradearabia.com/news/HEAL_161850.html
61 United Kingdom Apr 27 Apr 28 1 http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5g8Ca5Zzy_P8WjU4vvWx3NbcbU10w
62 Uruguay May 28 May 29 1 http://www.extra.ec/noticias.asp?codigo=20090527143033
63 Venezuela May 29 Jun 1 3 http://www.el-carabobeno.com/p_pag_not.aspx?art=a290509e07&id=t290509-e07
64 Vietnam May 31 Jun 1 1 http://www.siasat.com/english/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=343158&Itemid=&cattitle=World
  1. aNote that the URL may not be currently active.
  2. bDate is outside the study period for first cases (April 24th to June 1st).