More than seven hundred new swine flu cases in Belgium last week

18th August 2009, Comments 0 comments

In the past week, 746 new cases of infection with the A/H1N1 flu virus have been registered in Belgium. A weekly overview of the situation is compiled by the Influenza Commission based on information from 180 house doctors.

Some 10 per cent of patients that go to the doctor because of flu-like symptoms turn out to be infected with the A/H1N1 virus which causes the swine flu.

"The information from house doctors does not show a considerable rise in the number of cases of swine flu here in Belgium compared to the week before, nor does it show a significant circulation of the virus," according to the Influenza Commission.

Since the outbreak of the flu pandemic at the end of April some 2,353 people have been infected with the new strain of flu in Belgium. One person has died, although she was already suffering from pneumonia.

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