More than two thousand new A/H1N1 cases confirmed in Europe
A European health agency said Tuesday that 2006 new A/H1N1 flu cases were reported in European countries within the last 24 hours, Xinhua reported.
Of the new cases, 1,687 were confirmed in Britain, 176 in Spain, 49 in France, 29 in Germany, 23 in Cyprus, nine in Finland, five in Switzerland, four respectively in Slovakia, Portugal and Greece, three respectively in Austria, Denmark and Romania, two respectively in Ireland and Hungary, one respectively in Sweden, Poland and Belgium, 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 8,179, with 717 cases in Spain and 5,937 in Britain, 288 in France and 417 in Germany, the ECDC said.
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.