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01 May 2009 description

Please attribute to Dr Mark Jacobs, Director of Public Health

The WHO now refers to the new influenza virus as Influenza A (H1N1).

New Zealand numbers

This morning's situation report shows there are 13 probable cases and 3 confirmed cases of Influenza A (H1N1) Swine Flu.

In addition there are 136 suspected cases. These are people who have developed symptoms of influenza within seven days of having been in the areas of concern or are close contacts of cases and have symptoms.

In total there are 401 people in isolation and being treated with Tamiflu.