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Romania recorded 89 swine flu cases during the last 24 hours. A Romanian citizen infected with swine flu dies in Austria

de Alina Neagu, transl/adapt. C.B.
Joi, 12 noiembrie 2009, 16:50 English | Top News

The Romanian Foreign Affairs Ministry confirmed on Thursday that a Romanian citizen infected with the new flu died in Austria. In Romania, 89 cases of swine flu infections were recorded during the last 24 hours, the Romanian Health Ministry announced.

The Romanian citizen who died on Tuesday had been in Austria since March this year. Until 3 pm, the Romanian Embassy from Wien has not been contacted by any family member of the deceased to request assistance. A man of Romanian origin died on Tuesday in Austria after a heart attack that most probably followed complications generated by the AH1N1 infection, according to Deutsche Presse Agentur.

The man aged 39 died in the Salzburg province, according to a medical staff, Christoph Koenig. So far, very few Austrians developed serious complications after contacting the swine flu, according to the local Health Ministry. An 11-year old girl died last week in Innsbruck, where she had been transferred for receiving proper treatment. The Austrian Health Ministry announced 964 swine flu cases so far, but local doctors claim the number is much larger, estimating over 10,000 cases in Wien only.

In Romania, 89 cases of swine flu infections were recorded during the last 24 hours, the Romanian health Ministry announced. The total number of new flu cases is now 1,146. Most of the new patients are in Botosani (North-East) -37, followed by Bucharest -30 and Arges (South) -4. Constanta (South-East), Dolj (South), Harghita (central), Iasi (North-East), Prahova (south-Central), Teleorman (South-East) and Ilfov (South-East) recorded two cases each, and Covasna, Giurgiu, Hunedoara (Central-West) and Timis (West), one case each.

Additionally, In Bucharest, Pitesti (South), Botosani and Teleorman, the courses have been suspended for several groups of students in various high schools, after several pupils were diagnosed with swine flu.  

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