Czech Republic sees 15th case of swine flu
15 cases of swine flu have now been registered in the Czech Republic – five new cases on Thursday alone. Officials revealed Czechs had come down with the illness after having returned from the US (and in one case Japan). While all incidents of the disease are being described as mild, it is clear that further cases are inevitable: Great Britain alone, much harder hit, has projected 100,000 new cases per day by the end of the summer.
“Tests confirmed the presence of swine flu but the patients did not have the worst of symptoms and have been allowed to remain in quarantine at home. They have been given antibiotics and are now on their way to recovery. The symptoms are diminishing.”
According to the World Health Organisation, in Europe almost 10,000 people have now been diagnosed with the H1N1 virus, four of whom have died. But the head of the World Health Organisation stressed on Thursday that the majority of cases worldwide had been mild, seeing recoveries within a week, many even without treatment. In all, WHO reports that more than 70,000 around the world have contracted the virus; 300 cases of swine flu did result in death.