Two more swine flu cases confirmed in Romania

Romania's Health Minister Ion Bazac confirmed today two new cases of infection with the virus H1N1 in the one year old child and the father of the woman diagnosed yesterday as the first swine flu case in Romania, NewsIn informs.

All three are currently hospitalized at the “Matei Bals” Institute for infectious diseases.

“The three patients are in a good state,” explained Bazac.

The 30-year old U.S resident arrived in Romania on May 23, after a stopover in Paris. The first tests were carried out at the Cantacuzino Institute and the samples were sent to the specialized laboratory in London for the swine flu confirmation. The result is expected back by May 29.

“It is 99 percent sure that we are dealing with the first case of swine flu in Romania,” declared the Health Minister Ion Bazac. He added that the investigation meant to find all the people whom the patient had contact with and that it is carried out with the help of the U.S. embassy.

The flight that brought the patient home landed on the Henri Coanda Bucharest Airport on May 23 at around 2 p.m. and carried 93 people. The passenger list was, according to Air France, sent to the Romanian authorities.

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