Croatian swine flu cases triple after Spanish trip

21st July 2009, Comments 0 comments

About 60 high school graduates from Croatia came down with the A(H1N1) virus after a trip to Spain.

Zagreb – Croatian swine flu cases more than tripled on Monday after an outbreak among 60 students who returned from a Spanish excursion with the virus, an official said.

Tests confirmed the high school graduates from the central coastal town of Sibenik were positive with A(H1N1), Ira Gjenero Margan of the public health institute said on national radio.

The new cases bring to 86 the number of people infected with the virus in Croatia. Of them, only one girl was admitted to hospital, while the others were being treated at home.

The World Health Organisation has declared A(H1N1) a global flu pandemic. It no longer tracks the total number of cases, but instead focuses on new outbreaks.

AFP / Expatica

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