A/H1N1 cases in Austria increases sharply
The number of new A/H1N1 patients in Austria increased significantly this week, about 80 percent of whom were below 30 years old, Xinhua reported.
According to figures released by Austrian Health Ministry on Friday, from October 30 to November 6, the number of new infected patients confirmed reached 268, 79 percent of whom were under 30 years of age, while young patients aged 10 to 19 accounted for 40 percent of the total number, amounting to 108.
During this week, there were new patients reported across the whole Austria. The capital Vienna got the largest number of 85 new cases. In Vorarlberg, the most western states of Austria, the number of new patients increased by 46, and in Burgenland, the most eastern state of Austria, 7 new cases were reported.
Austria started to vaccinate all its citizens against the pandemic Friday.
Since the first A/H1N1 case was confirmed in Austria at the end of April this year, there has been 761 cases confirmed. However, Austrian health sector said that all patients found in Austria had mild symptoms, and many of them had recovered.