Spain detects 18 swine flu cases at summer camp

8th July 2009, Comments 0 comments

The children diagnosed with the A(H1N1) virus have light flu symptoms and are said to be on the road to recovery.

Madrid – Eighteen children between the ages of 11 and 15 have contracted swine flu at a summer camp in Spain's northern Basque region, local officials said Tuesday.

The children all have light flu symptoms – fever, fatigue, throat ache and cough – and their condition is "evolving favourably", the regional Basque health ministry said in a statement.

In total 61 children and seven monitors are taking part in the summer camp, it added.

Spanish authorities have so far detected 776 cases the A(H1N1) virus, according to the most recent tally published by the health ministry on Friday.

Spain recorded its first and only death from the disease on 30 June when a 20-year-old Moroccan woman died from a respiratory illness provoked by the A(H1N1) virus.

AFP / Expatica

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