Swine flu cases in Fiji reach 97

Saturday, July 18, 2009

The number of laboratory-confirmed cases of H1N1 swine flu virus in Fiji rose to 97 on Thursday. A further 16 cases were confirmed by the laboratory at Mataika House, one day after it had confirmed 8 cases to bring the total to 81.

Both sets of cases were confirmed from batches of 24 samples sent for testing. The 8 cases confirmed on Wednesday were all men, 7 from Suva and 1 from Nadi. All 16 of the cases confirmed on Thursday were from Suva, 8 men and 8 women.

The spokesman for the Fiji Health Ministry, Iliesa Tora, reiterated the Fijian government's advice to the public, stating that as yet there have been no H1N1 cases in Fiji that have incurred serious complications.