Over 120 new A/H1N1 flu cases confirmed in Europe
A European health agency said on Thursday that 126 new A/H1N1 flu cases were reported in European countries within the last 24 hours, Xinhua reported.
Of the new cases, 72 were confirmed in Britain, 26 in Spain, six in Italy, four in Germany, three each in France and Sweden, two each in Norway, Denmark and Switzerland, and one each in Poland, the Netherlands, Romania, Greece, Austria and Hungary, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said in its daily situation report.
The total number of confirmed cases of the A/H1N1 flu virus in the EU (European Union) and EFTA (European Free Trade Association) countries rose to 1,565, with 357 cases in Spain and 822 in Britain, 71 in France and 90 in Germany, the ECDC said.
The majority of the newly reported cases were from Britain and Spain. An additional 13 EU and EFTA countries also reported confirmed cases, the report noted.
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.