Finland's total confirmed A/H1N1 flu cases reach 218
Finland's confirmed A/H1N1 flu cases have totaled 218, the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare said on Friday, Xinhua reported.
According to local media reports, A/H1N1 flu epidemic of small scale has appeared in some places in Finland.
A kindergarten in Espoo, southern Finland has reported that 13 children and 4 of its staff have shown typical influenza symptoms since mid-August. Two of them have been diagnosed with A/H1N1 flu. However, none of them was in any serious conditions.
The local health agency also proved that the epidemic has been contained at the kindergarten.
Besides that, an epidemic of the A/H1N1 flu virus has been declared at an army garrison in Tammisaari in southern Finland. A total of nine cases of A/H1N1 virus infection have been confirmed and a further thirty conscripts have symptoms.
The garrison had been closed and placed under quarantine due to the epidemic. Leave has been canceled for over 700 conscripts.
Another two confirmed cases of the A/H1N1 virus have been reported at a frontier guard garrison in Imatra in eastern Finland with a further 21 suspected cases.
The Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare estimated that the A/H1N1 flu epidemic of large scale could hit Finland in the coming two weeks.