Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Romania confirms two new cases of A/H1N1 flu

BUCHAREST, June 1 (Xinhua) -- Romania reported two new cases ofA/H1N1 flu on Monday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to five in the eastern European country.

According to the Health Ministry, the two women infected with the virus are now being quarantined in the infectious diseases hospital "Matei Bals" in Bucharest.

Romania's Cantacuzino Institute notified the Health Ministry that a 28 year-old woman, who recently returned from New York, and her 56-year-old mother, were both carrying the virus.

The ministry added that the patients are now in good condition and are being treated with anti-viral medication.

The first case of infection with the new flu virus was found last week in a woman aged 30 who came from the United States to Romania.

According to the official news agency Agerpres, health officials are now working to identify the people that had close contact with the two women.

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