Tuesday, November 3, 2009

New German swine flu cases double in two days

The number of new swine flu cases has doubled in the last two days, national disease control and prevention agency the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported on Monday.

More than 3,000 new cases of the H1N1 virus have been confirmed in the last week, President of the national disease control and prevention agency, Jörg Hacker, said on Monday in Berlin, confirming fears that a wave of infections would arrive in the country this autumn.

The new cases mean there have been a total of some 30,000 swine flu infections in the country since April. Six people have died of the virus.


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