Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

BUSINESS DAILY

French government, employers and unions begin final discussions on labour reforms

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'Here are six costly failures from America’s longest war. No. 1: cashmere goats'

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Charter of transparency…but no official ‘first lady’ title for Brigitte Macron

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Nigeria's Buhari slams divisions after a 3-month absence

Read more

THE DEBATE

What's next for the "Islamic State Group"?

Read more

ENCORE!

Opera singers Thomas Hampson & Luca Pisaroni return to Paris

Read more

FOCUS

Hunger has forced many Nigerian refugees in northern Cameroon to return to dangerous Boko Haram territory.

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

US investigating China's intellectual property policy

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Bonnie Tyler to sing 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' during total solar eclipse

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)