Over 660 new A/H1N1 flu cases confirmed in Europe

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A European health agency said Thursday that 661 new A/H1N1 flu cases were reported in European countries within the last 24 hours.

Of the new cases, 319 were confirmed in Germany, 157 in Norway,89 in Ireland, 34 in Portugal, 30 in Austria and 22 in Switzerland while other cases were reported in Denmark, Latvia, Romania and Slovakia, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said in its daily situation report.

The cumulative number of confirmed cases of the A/H1N1 flu virus in the EU (European Union) and EFTA (European Free Trade Association) countries increased to 44,651, with 15,259 cases in Germany, 12,957 in Britain, 2,244 in Portugal, 1,631 in Greece and1,538 in Spain, the ECDC said.

The ECDC publishes a daily situation report about the H1N1 flu cases in the EU and EFTA countries based on official information from these countries.

(Xinhua News Agency August 28, 2009)

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