Ten new A/H1N1 cases confirmed in Europe
Ten new confirmed A/H1N1 influenza cases were reported in European countries within the last 24 hours, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said Sunday, according to Xinhua.
Of the new cases, seven were confirmed in Spain, one in Germany, one in Ireland, and one in Italy.
With the new cases, the total number of confirmed cases of the A/H1N1 flu virus in the EU (European Union) and EEA/EFTA (European Economic Area/European Free Trade Association) rose to 49, the ECDC said in its daily situation report.
In addition, nine new probable cases were reported in Britain and a first probable case in Portugal. The total number of probable cases in the EU and EEA/EFTA countries rose to 14.
The distribution by age group indicates that 80 percent of the 30 probable and confirmed cases reported so far in the EU and EEA/EFTA countries are between 20 and 49 years of age, the ECDC added.
The ECDC publishes a daily situation report about A/H1N1 influenza cases in the EU and EEC/EFTA countries based on official information from these countries.