Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

Mashujaa day: Kenyatta and Odinga call for peace before election rerun

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Kurdish referendum a ‘colossal mistake’, says son of late president Talabani

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

The new 30s club: NZ's Jacinda Ardern joins list of maverick leaders

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Raqqa, Kirkuk, Xi Jinping

Read more

REPORTERS

The Dictator's Games: A rare look inside Turkmenistan

Read more

#TECH 24

Teaching maths with holograms

Read more

DOWN TO EARTH

Is China exporting its pollution?

Read more

#THE 51%

Are female empowerment adverts actually good for the cause?

Read more

FOCUS

The mixed legacy of 'Abenomics' in Japan

Read more

Europe

France reports two confirmed cases

Latest update : 2009-05-02

Health Minister Roselyne Bachelot said two swine flu infections have been confirmed and 34 more possible cases are being investigated, as the illness continues to spread worldwide. A third case is likely to be confirmed in the coming days.

AFP - France has confirmed two swine flu infections and is investigating 34 more possible cases, Health Minister Roselyne Bachelot said Friday, as the illness continued to spread worldwide.
  
"These people are well. They have been given antiviral treatments," she said, adding that the victims were travellers: "They all came from Mexico. It is not therefore an infection that has been passed on in our country."
  
Bachelot said a 49-year-old man was being treated in northern Paris, and a 24-year-old woman in the city centre, while there was another "very strongly suspected" case in the capital.
  

France's neighbours Britain, Germany and Spain had already confirmed cases of the A(H1NI) strain of flu among people who had visited Mexico or been in contact with them, and France's announcement was expected.
  
Aside from the two confirmed and one suspect case in Paris, two separate "probable" cases were being investigated in the Aquitaine and Midi-Pyrenees regions of southwestern France, according to French monitoring agency.
  
In total, it said, 36 possible French cases were being monitored.
 

Date created : 2009-05-01

COMMENT(S)