18 new A/H1N1 cases confirmed in Europe

May 7, 2009 3:31 am 

STOCKHOLM, May 6 — A total of 18 new A/H1N1 flu cases were confirmed in European countries within the last 24 hours, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said on Wednesday.

Of the cases, 16 were reported in Spain, one in Britain and one in Italy, the ECDC said in its daily situation report.

With the new cases, the total number of confirmed cases of the A/H1N1 flu virus in the EU (European Union) and EFTA (European Free Trade Association) is now 125.

Two of the 18 new cases did not have a history of travel to affected areas. This increases the total number of reported cases with in-country transmission in the EU to 17, the ECDC said.

In the whole region, 15 probable cases have currently been reported, eight in France, six in Britain and one in Sweden.

The ECDC publishes a daily situation report about A/H1N1 flu cases in the EU and EFTA countries based on official information from these countries. (PNA/Xinhua)

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