A fifth case of swine flu in Belgium
The latest person diagnosed is a friend of those previously found to have contracted the illness.
The Federal Flu Commission Belgium’s confirmed the fourth case of A(H1N1) virus at the weekend . He is a young adult from the city of Mechelen in Antwerp province.
The latest person to be confirmed as having the illness is friends with three other young people from Mechelen who were found to have been suffering from swine flu last week.
In addition to the four friends from Mechelen, a 28-year-old man from the East Flemish city of Ghent is also suffering from the disease.
All five swine flu suffers are being treated in a special unit at the Saint Peter’s Hospital in Brussels.