944 new A/H1N1 cases confirmed in Europe
A European health agency said Thursday that 944 new A/H1N1 flu cases were reported in European countries within the last 24 hours, Xinhua reported.
Of the new cases, 260 were confirmed in Germany, 198 in Italy, 153 in Greece, 138 in Sweden, 113 in Norway, 47 in Hungary, 15 in Finland, 14 in Switzerland, five in Denmark, one in Estonia, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said in its daily situation report.
First fatality reported in Luxembourg, the report added.
The total number of confirmed cases of the A/H1N1 flu virus in the European Union (EU) and European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries rose to 52,057, with 1,538 cases in Spain and 13,322 in Britain, 1,125 in France and 18,797 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.