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54 new A/H1N1 flu cases confirmed in Europe

2009-05-26 21:07:03 GMT2009-05-27 05:07:03 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

STOCKHOLM, May 26 (Xinhua) -- A European health agency said Monday that 54 new A/H1N1 flu cases were reported in European countries within the last 24 hours.

Of the new cases, 47 were confirmed in Britain, 4 in Italy, 2 in Spain and one in Ireland, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said in its daily situation report.

The total number of confirmed cases of the A/H1N1 flu virus in the EU (European Union) and EFTA (European Free Trade Association) countries rose to 414, with 138 cases in Spain and 184 in Britain,23 in Italy and 19 in France, the ECDC said.

45 of 47 new confirmed cases are in Britain due to in-country transmission. The majority of these (44) are related to a previously confirmed case and the ongoing investigation of a school outbreak in the West Midlands, the ECDC added.

The ECDC publishes a daily situation report about A/H1N1 flu cases in the EU and EFTA countries based on official information from these countries.

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