A (H1N1) flu : 53 deaths and 4, 150 confirmed cases in 29 countries

UNITED NATIONS: A total 53 people have died due to Influenza A (H1N1) infection worldwide, according to the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization (WHO) and government officials.

Of the number 48 deaths were recorded in Mexico, three in the US, one in Canada and one in Costa Rica. One of those who died in the US was a toddler from Mexico.

Officials said the Canadian, US and Costa Rican victims also had other underlying medical conditions.

Confirmed cases stand over 4,150 people in 29 countries, including at least 1,626 in Mexico, 2,254 in the US and 281 in Canada.