Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland

Germany confirms tenth swine flu case

Share this article

Germany confirms tenth swine flu case
12:55 CEST+02:00
A tenth case of the swine flu virus has been diagnosed in Germany in the eastern state of Saxony-Anhalt, authorities said on Thursday.

Authorities in Saxony Anhalt said the A/H1N1 virus had been confirmed in a man who returned from Mexico last week. It's the second confirmed case of the virus in the eastern state.

Health officials said the patient from the town of Wittenberg had complained of a slight cold during a routine medical check. He has since been isolated at his home and is in good health, they said.

The Robert Koch Institute in Berlin said that despite a "certain stabilisation" of the situation, Germany had to be prepared for further infections.

The World Health Organisation has reported more than 1,800 confirmed cases of swine flu in 24 countries since the outbreak began in Mexico two weeks ago.

German airline TUI has cancelled all flights to Mexico City until May 31 due to the outbreak, the company said on Tuesday. Customers have been offered a free booking change. The airline will continue to fly to the Cancun, Mexico airport, which is some 1,200 kilometres from the country’s densely populated capital.

Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

The Local is not responsible for content posted by users.
Become a Member or sign-in to leave a comment.

From our sponsors

Change the world with a master’s degree from Sweden’s Linköping University

Master’s students at world-leading Linköping University (LiU) aren’t there simply to study. They solve real-world problems alongside experts in fields that can create a better tomorrow. Do you have what it takes to join them?

Advertisement