Thursday, June 18, 2009

Swine Flu in Morocco - Update

The Moroccan health authorities have confirmed eight A/H1N1 flu cases since the introduction of the virus in the north African country a week ago.

Seven of the eight patients came on flights from Canada between June 9th and 15th, and the eighth came from the United States, Health Minister Yasmina Baddou said before the weekly cabinet meeting.

The minister said all eight are being treated in the university hospitals of Fez, Rabat and Casablanca, and are in good condition.

The country have previously detected 19 cases suspected of bearing the virus since April 28, through the fever detectors, installed in the country's larges airports. Seventeen of them are tested free of virus, while results for the other two have not yet been released.


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